On June 24, in Abu Dhabi, IRENA and the Kingdom of Tonga will hold an official Signing Ceremony of the IRENA Abu Dhabi Declaration on the Tonga Energy Road Map 2010-20. The ceremony is an important milestone in the successful, on-going partnership between IRENA and the Pacific Kingdom. That partnership has resulted in Tonga going from being almost 100% dependent on imported diesel for electrical generation, to having one of the most ambitious energy plans in the world.
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Thursday 24 June 2010
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tuesday 10 November 2009
The Prime Minister will host a historical meeting with Development Partners on Tonga's Energy Roadmap in Neiafu, Vava'u on 16-17 November 2009. The aim of the meeting is to finalise and sign-off on "Tonga's Energy Roadmap 2010-2020", which will enable Tonga to reach its policy target of fifty percent of its power generation to be fuelled by renewable sources within three years.
Friday 14 August 2009
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing assistance to the Pacific to help design and deliver renewable energy products to the region through a $3 million grant for the development of small pilot projects in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu.
Thursday 26 April 2007
Rarotonga, Cook Islands
For the first time in more than a decade, energy ministers from around the Pacific, have gathered in the Cook Islands this week to discuss critical energy security challenges facing the region.
Sunday 30 March 2003
Coconut oil, which Tongans and other Pacific Islanders have used primarily for cooking and as body oil, could become a secure source of fuel to power their vehicles, according to Tonga’s Energy Officer, Tevita Tukunga. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 1, March 2003.
Thursday 1 June 2000
The retail price of diesel-generated electricity in Tongatapu will go up from 27 seniti to 33 seniti per unit in July. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 2, June 2000.
Thursday 1 June 2000
If Australian trade sanctions against Fiji cut off Tonga’s oil supplies, which come through Fiji, Tonga will be forced to find other sources of fuel. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 2, June 2000.