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Thursday 8 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The European Union has approved the disbursement of EUR 2.15 million (approx. 5.8 million pa'anga) to the Tongan Government to support renewable energy and energy efficiency.
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Tuesday 29 September 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The benefits of renewable energy and energy efficiency at household level are being taught to communities in Vava'u this week, under a special training programme supported by Tonga Trust and the European Union.
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Tuesday 1 September 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The village of Felemea, Ha’apai needs clean drinking water, and the challenge to find a solution has been taken up by a group of four student engineers from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, as their team design project. The idea for the project came from Siale Faitotonu a technician at the University.
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Tuesday 21 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sustainable energy courses will be offered in the first semester of 2021 to support Tonga’s ambitious targets in achieving 70% renewable energy by 2030.
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Thursday 18 June 2020

Bangkok, Thailand
CoViD-19’s effects on health, jobs and economies are simply an acute version of what climate change is predicted to bring – and in places already has. Unless we aspire to a better normal with recovery, we are treating the symptom, not the disease. We must build back better than before. For example, it may be tempting to scale up funds for infrastructure like roads, but that funding can go to improved and greener public transport systems to service more people. More public transit capacity will reduce the load on roads and reduce air pollution and emissions. Investment in IT can decentralize business operations, reducing time lost and carbon produced in commutes and travel. By Armida Alisjahbana and Inger Andersen.
Friday 17 April 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Additional solar generation and battery storage systems are to be designed and delivered to Vava’u and ‘Eua by mid 2021, assuming there are no long term restrictions due to the CoViD-19 pandemic.
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Wednesday 11 December 2019

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Tonga’s Permanent Representative to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in Abu Dhabi, Hon. ‘Akau’ola has presented his credentials to IRENA Director General, Francesco La Camera, ahead of the upcoming IRENA General Assembly in January 2020 and the World Future Energy Summit.
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Thursday 14 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s second Large scaled Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) will be built at Matatoa after an agreement was signed today between Tonga Power Limited and Akuo Energy SAS.
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Friday 1 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The price of electricity has increased starting today, 1 November, from $0.799 to $0.8316 per kWh, approved by the Electricity Commission. With the tarriff increase, Tonga Power Ltd. expects to recover $1.6 million over 12 months, to offset losses in fuel costs.
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Thursday 18 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s first large scale Battery Energy Storage System to be built at the Popua Power Station is expected to be operational in May 2020, contributing to Tonga’s 50% Renewable Energy target.
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Friday 3 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Energy Minister Hon. Poasi Tei in Beijing, China, recently thanked the Government of China for donating the 2.25 Megawatt wind power station in Tongatapu under the Belt and Road Initiatives. Tonga is one of the 29 global membership of BREP, and the only representative from the Pacific.
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Tuesday 20 November 2018

Tonga is interested in upgrading its diplomatic presence in the Arabian Peninsula by establishing an embassy at Dubai, the United Arab Emirate, HE Saleh Ahmed Alsuwaidi the UAE ambassador to Tonga told a Press Conference at the Tanoa Hotel, Nuku’alofa on Thursday, 15 November.
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Thursday 1 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
US$29.9 million funding for the Tonga Renewable Energy Project (TREP) was approved by the Green Climate Fund during its 21st Board Meeting in Bahrain on October 17.
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Monday 8 October 2018

New Delhi, India
Tonga’s effort in promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency has been recognized when it was elected as Vice President of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) representing the Asia Pacific region at its first General Assembly in New Delhi, India, on 1-3 October 2018.
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Friday 18 August 2017

Thayngen, Switzerland
Only two countries in the Asia and Pacific region made this year's top ten list of the world's best solar-energy countries, ranked by the SolarSuperState Association. Japan was third and Australia ninth. So far, Tonga has not been ranked this year due to a lack of current information.
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Friday 11 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A centre to fast-track the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies in the private sector and business communities throughout the Pacific has started operating out of its base in Nuku’alofa, Tonga, this month.
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Monday 19 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ha'apai will be the first islands group in Tonga to achieve 50% generation from renewable energy, after the commissioning of the 550 kWp "Ha Masani Solar Facility" by the Australian High Commissioner to Tonga, HE Mr Andrew Ford at Pangai on June 15.
Tuesday 2 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A big project for the installation of a Wind Power Generation System in Tongatapu to be completed by 2019 is funded under a grant aid from the Government Japan, with an estimated to $40 million pa’anga.
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Thursday 27 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The opening of the first Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (PCREEE) office was marked in Nuku’alofa on 26 April, during an event held at the Tanoa International Dateline Hotel, by the Pacific Community (SPC).
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Wednesday 3 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Only 20% of households in the Pacific Islands have access to electricity, and electricity prices in the region are among the highest in the world, the Pacific Power Association Conference in Nuku’alofa, Tonga, was reminded yesterday. Keynote speaker, Kamleshwar Khelawan pointed out that more clarity in governance areas would help to encourage private sector confidence and much needed investment partnerships in the energy sector.
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