Fiji leading the way in renewable energy
October 6, 2016 5:09 am
More than 70% of fossil fuel in the Pacific is used in the Transport industry.
Speaking at the Regional Renewable Energy Conference in Nadi this morning, Pacific Island Development Forum Secretary General Francois Martel said this worrying to note.
Chief Guest Deputy Secretary for Transport Lui Naisara, says Fiji is leading the way in the Pacific when it comes to renewable energy.
“There’s been an influx of hybrid vehicles on our roads and electric cars as well. These are just a few moves that the Government has taken – reduction in tax to bring in these vehicles. What we are also doing in Fiji is to hybrid some of our rural projects – that is to have solar coming in to compliment the generators that we currently have; with these two energy sources it gives rural communities 24/7 access to electricity.”
He adds the increased sales of hybrid vehicles in Fiji helps lessen carbon emissions and dependency on fossil fuels.
The two-day conference brings together stakeholders from the region to share experiences on renewable energy.