Renewable energy

Wallis wants all renewable energy by 2050

This was announced after talks with a visiting senior French government official Sebastien Lecornu who said Wallis and Futuna wants to be at the forefront.

Mr Lecornu, who is the secretary of state for technological transition, says 90 percent of electricity is being produced with fossil fuels but that will drop to 50 percent by 2030.

He says a new economic model will be drawn up in broad discussions to provide a development partnership between the state and private sides.

 

Photo: PHOTO NZ

PNG Loop's 5 @ 5

Renewable energy proposal for Pom

The Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA) and accredited entity to the GCF, Asian Development Bank, are developing the proposal.

The renewable energy project could be a combination of solar, both terrestrial and rooftops, and wind, with several potential sites under study.

CCDA/ADB consultant Dennis Fenton said renewable energy has the potential to displace diesel.

Fenton said with currently 50 percent of energy used in Moresby coming from diesel, renewable energy is good for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Finalising five Green Climate Fund proposals

This was revealed today in a workshop aimed to develop a GCF Pipeline for transport and energy sectors.

The workshop was facilitated by the Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA) in partnership with the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

The five project proposals are ‘Investing in renewable energy for Port Moresby’, ‘Achieving carbon neutrality at the University of PNG’, ‘Investing in solar power in PNG major cities,’ ‘Developing and investing in a pilot geothermal plant’ and ‘Developing and investing in a pilot hydropower plant’.

ADB supports energy reform, clean and renewable energy in Pacific

The Pacific Energy Update 2017 provides a comprehensive overview of ADB’s energy-focused work in the Pacific. The publication highlights the impacts of ADB-supported energy initiatives completed in 2016 and ongoing in 2017, while providing details of what ADB hopes to achieve in the energy sector in the future.

Cooks Govt hopes to increase renewable energy for Rarotonga

The Green Climate Fund, a United Nations fund to help developing countries adapt to climate change, has granted the Cook Islands US$12 million to expand the main island's energy grid.

The announcement is the first of a series of projects, which will be led by the Asia Development Bank, to expand renewable energy around the Pacific.

The Chief of Staff of the Prime Minister's office, Elizabeth Wright-Koteka, said the current grid cannot handle the current uptake of renewable energy, and the expansion will help solve that.

New office to promote renewable energy

Under the NEA, both renewable and non-renewable energy sources will be given focus by boosting infrastructure and capacity to advance electrification.

Acting director of regulations & licensing at the Department of Petroleum and Energy, Martin Bonou, says according to their current plans, the NEA is to be established next year and become operational before APEC 2018.

Gordon International students exhibit science innovations

Their innovative projects range from technological inventions and models of 22nd century boats, creative ideas surrounding renewable energy for sustainable development.

From the knowledge on how to save energy, the students have created innovative products that contribute globally to sustainable development.

The students in Grades 1 and 2 based their creative ideas on how to conserve the environment.

The Grades 3 and 4 looked into the future and designed boats for the 22nd century and renewable energy inventions like solar power and wind turbines.

Workshop on renewable energy underway at UPNG

The workshop is conducted by European Platform for Intelligent Cities' (EPIC) from September 5-6.

It involves stakeholders from PNG Power, Energy and Petroleum, Climate Change Development Authority and business houses.

The EPIC project which began in 2013 and has two specific outcomes, to create a master program for renewable energy management and the creation of a Centre of renewable energy in PNG.

Cost for Pacific power among the highest in the world

A energy specialist from the World Bank addressed the 25th Pacific Power Association Conference in Nuku'alofa.