World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 


New Zealand Strengthens Energy Cooperation with Kiribati

EU and New Zealand Strengthen Energy Cooperation with Kiribati

European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs and New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully today signed a trilateral Declaration of Cooperation on Energy with the Government of Kiribati

"This agreement is an important milestone for reforming the energy sector in Kiritimati into a sustainable, long-lasting and clean basis for development", Commissioner Piebalgs said.

"We expect that the effects of this programme, which we will jointly implement in partnership with New Zealand and the Government of Kiribati, will be far-reaching, facilitating economic development and trade, as well as improve the livelihoods of the people of Kiritimati".

Minister McCully agreed saying “this agreement paves the way for developing lasting solutions to energy challenges on Kiritimati Island.

“The island's energy sector faces issues in delivering and maintaining a reliable and sustainable electricity service. Kiritimati relies almost exclusively on imported diesel fuel for electricity generation.

This agreement will provide for closer alignment and technical cooperation on energy projects in Kiritimati Island, and aims to create greater energy security and efficiency.”

The joint programme aims to strengthen the energy sector in Kiritimati, by integrating actions to boost renewable energy and energy efficiency and to build the capacity of relevant organisations and public bodies to sustain the benefits of all actions for the benefit of the Kiribati people.

(ENDS)

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Westminster: NZ PM Condemns London Attack

“London is a place many thousands of New Zealanders have visited and called home, and where many more have friends and family based, so this attack feels very close to home,” Mr English says. More>>

ALSO:

Amnesty: Campaign Mass Hangings And Extermination At Syrian Prison

A chilling new report by Amnesty International exposes the Syrian government’s calculated campaign of extrajudicial executions by mass hangings at Saydnaya Prison. Between 2011 and 2015, every week and often twice a week, groups of up to 50 people ... More>>

Russian Hack Job?: White House - Actions In Response To Russian Malicious Cyber Activity & Harassment

President Obama authorized a number of actions in response to the Russian government’s aggressive harassment of U.S. officials and cyber operations aimed at the U.S. election in 2016. More>>

Israel/Palestine: Michael Field - Background To How Israel Nearly Went To War With New Zealand

New Zealand and Senegal managed to get the United Nations Security Council to pass resolution 2334 which said Israel’s settlements in Palestinian territory violate international law and undermine a two-state solution in Israel's conflict with Palestine. More>>

ALSO:

US Indigenous Affairs: How President Obama Has Protected Our Sacred Land

I am very proud to be both Navajo and American. As the President of the Navajo Nation, I’ve dedicated my life to ensuring that, as a Navajo, my story -- and our stories -- are part of our collective American history. Today, I want to share one of those stories with you. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
World
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news