Pacific Energiser Issue 18 PDF Print E-mail


Bula and greetings everyone. Welcome to Issue 18 of the Pacific Energiser.


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Pacific Energiser Issue 18


This issue comprises of all latest energy developments/projects/news around the Pacific region.


Once again, hearty thanks to those who have contributed to the current issue and we welcome comments/suggestions on the newsletter.


We are also inviting contributions for Issue 19, which will be released in December 2015.


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Last Updated on Monday, 14 September 2015 09:20
Pacific efficient light strategy will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and generate energy and financial savings PDF Print E-mail

6 August 2015, Nadi

Light bulb manRepresentatives from nine Pacific Island countries are gathering today in Nadi, Fiji, to validate the first ever Pacific Efficient Lighting Strategy (PELS) for the region’s transition to high efficiency, environmentally-sound lighting by 2020.


“By identifying concrete policy measures to be implemented, this new efficient lighting strategy holds the potential to reduce the region’s greenhouse gas emissions, while also decreasing dependence on petroleum imports and improving livelihoods,” the Deputy Director, Energy, of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Solomone Fifita, said.


By implementing the measures identified in the strategy, the region will reduce its electricity consumption for lighting by 36 per cent per year, save the region over US$ 1.7 billion by 2030, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 4.6 million tonnes over the same time period.


“This strategy contributes to the call for sustainable energy in small island developing states, materialized in the 2014 SAMOA Pathway. It also demonstrates Pacific leadership towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals which will be adopted by the UN General Assembly in September, especially to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy,” said the Deputy Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific,United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Isabelle Louis.


The PELS Technical Validation workshop is the last of a series of regional consultations organised by SPC in collaboration with UNEP, through the UNEP – GEF en.lighten initiative, with financial and technical support from the Australian Department of Industry and Science.


The validated strategy will be submitted for approval to the Pacific Energy Advisors Group meeting in November this year, and then presented for political endorsement during the Regional Energy Officials meeting in July 2016 in Tonga.


The PELS Technical Validation workshop will be followed today and tomorrow by the regional steering committee meeting of the Pacific Appliance Labelling and Standards (PALS) programme.


Participation at the PELS and PALS meetings includes governments and administrations from Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. Other development partners that are also in attendance include Energy Efficient Strategies Australia, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the Pacific Power Association and the International Institute for Energy Conservation.

Media contacts: Christina Hazelman, Research and Information Assistant, Secretariat of the Pacific Community,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or+679 3370733alt ext: 35563

Satwant Kaur, Regional Information Officer, United Nations Environment Programme,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 August 2015 12:20

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