More renewable energy projects in the pipeline
November 15, 2017 4:11 am
Fiji’s five and twenty year National Development Plan also includes renewable energy as a key feature in line with the aim to curb carbon emissions by 30% over the next thirteen years.
Prime Minister and COP23 President – Voreqe Bainimarama says this will ensure all Fijians have access to electricity with a renewable share of electricity generation reaching almost 100 percent by 2030.
“We have another 178 potential sites for renewable energy from sources like biomass, hydro, solar, wind, geothermal and ocean waves. We will also encourage and incentivise energy conservation by raising our building and fuel emission standards.”
Bainimarama says this target is also a major component of Fiji’s Nationally Determined Contributions – NDCs under the Paris Agreement.