ADB, GCF, and Australia Together Pledge $44.6 Million for Tonga’s Renewable Expansion


ADB, GCF, and Australia Together Pledge $44.6 Million for Tonga’s Renewable Expansion

The Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Green Climate Fund (GCF), and the Government of Australia have signed an agreement to develop renewable energy in Tonga. The total grant for expanding the reach of sustainable energy in the African country amounts to $44.6 million.

“The Tonga Renewable Energy Project will help Tonga make an important shift from the heavy dependence on imported fossil fuels for power generation to using clean, renewable energy sources,” said Carmela Locsin, the ADB director general for the Pacific.

According to the company’s statement, the project which was approved in March 2019, will help improve the energy security and access for people in the outer islands of Eua, Vava’u, O’ua, Tungua, Kotu, Mo’unga’one, and Niuafo’ou, where energy access is low and limited. Read More

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