Small is beautiful: An analysis of the NGO Alofa Tuvalu’s 10 year renewable energy project in Tuvalu

Hemstock, S.L. (2014) Small is beautiful: An analysis of the NGO Alofa Tuvalu’s 10 year renewable energy project in Tuvalu. In: Pacific Voices. USP, Suva, pp. 141-155. ISBN 978982010914

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Abstract

Tuvalu is a small island developing state (SID) with least developed country (LDC) status. Presently, Tuvalu is close to being a totally oil dependent economy (83% of primary energy), whose energy security is dependent upon foreign aid to ensure its ability to pay international oil companies. The renewable energy component of Alofa Tuvalu’s Small is Beautiful (SiB) project is aimed at ensuring provision and access to a matrix of secure, affordable, appropriate & sustainable energy sources throughout Tuvalu by using Tuvalu’s own resources (biomass, solar, wind). The overall objective of SiB is to improve access to energy services for the rural poor and thereby improve economic, social and environmental conditions for all isolated communities throughout the 9 atolls of Tuvalu. SiB is a ten year initiative which began in 2005. This paper analyses SiB’s objectives and outcomes so far against the backdrop of local governance processes, regional and national policy initiatives and the Tuvaluan Government’s commitment to 100% renewable energy – “being carbon neutral” - by 2020.

Item Type: Book Section
Depositing User: Stephen Macdonald
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2020 14:30
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2020 14:30
URI: http://bgro.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/687

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