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Energy and Poverty in the Pacific Island Countries: Challenges and the Way Forward

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Submitted by Kini on May 9, 2016 - 9:14am

This report was prepared by the UNDP. The report highlights that access to affordable and sustainable sources of energy has strong linkages with the reduction of poverty/hardship, i.e. if poverty/hardship reduction is an objective, then the provision of energy is an essential prerequisite. In the PICs, where poverty/hardship is often viewed as the lack of access to basic services, opportunities and adequate resources, the case for energy provisioning and access is particularly strong. Provision of essential social services such as health and primary education require energy services.

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Pacific Regional Energy Assessment (PREA) 1992 - Volume 1 Overview

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Submitted by Kini on May 3, 2016 - 12:12pm

This report was prepared by the World Bank and in cooperation with The UNDP and ESCAP. The Pacific Regional Energy Assessment (PREA) reviews issues and options associated with energy development in the Pacific island countries. The Overview Report presents the findings and recommendations of regionwide interest emerging from an assessment of the energy sector in 12 PICs.

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UNDP Asia - Pacific Regional Energy Programme for Poverty Reduction (REP-POR) - Pacific Rapid Assesment and Gap Analysis. Draft Final Report

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Submitted by Kini on April 28, 2016 - 1:38pm

This report was prepared by Herbert Wade and Peter Johnston for UNDP Regional Centre in Bangkok. The purpose of this assignment was to undertake a rapid needs assessment and gap analysis of the fifteen Pacific Island Countries that potentially can participate in the UNDP Asia-Pacific Regional Energy Program for Poverty Reduction (REP-PoR).  Ideally, such a study would involve travel to each country to allow extensive local input and as much discussion in-country as possible.

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Nauru 2015 Household Electrical Appliances, Lights, and End-use Survey

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Submitted by Frank Vukikomoala on December 15, 2015 - 4:46pm

A household electrical appliances, lights, and end-use survey was undertaken in Nauru in June/July 2015. In total 286 households were surveyed, which constitutes 17% of all households in Nauru.Captured in report are some of the findings as well as a few observations.

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Biofuel Feasibility Study on Kiritimati Island, 2012

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Submitted by Amali Shaw on May 26, 2015 - 2:46pm

Biofuel Feasibility Study on Kiritimati Island, Final Draft, April 2012.  The objective of this study is to determine the available coconut resources in the Line Group and analyse the technical, economical, social, institutional and environmental feasbility of producing coconut oil (CNO) on Kiritimati Island and use it as a fuel subsitute in power  generation and transport.

Analysis shows that introduction of CNO as a diesel substitute could be an economically sound investment. It should view power generation as the main market for CNO.

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