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Palau eyes 100% clean energy by 2032

By Pacific Island Times News Staff

Koror-- By 2032, Palau's energy will be fully generated from renewable resources without increasing costs to consumers, according to Palau President Surangel S. Whipps Jr.

Whipps reiterated Palau's commitment to 100 percent renewable energy during the 7th Our Ocean Conference held in Koror from April 13 to 14.



In line with his nation's commitment, Whipps signed the Moana Pledge transpacific agreement committing to reaching renewable energy goals while enhancing overall island resiliency through the use of the Solar Impulse Certified Moana Pledge framework.

By signing, Palau became the first of the Pacific island countries and territories to commit to the nonbinding Transpacific Compact designed to accelerate renewable energy growth across the region simultaneously through streamlined project development processes and principles.


"The Moana Pledge is all about bringing people together, bringing resources together, and bringing experts to find the best way to chart a sustainable path that ultimately benefits the people by lowering the cost of energy and protecting our planet," Whipps said.

Whipps was joined by John Miller, co-founder and president of Mana Pacific Inc.

“By becoming the first country to commit to the Moana Pledge, Palau has taken the first step in a journey of a thousand miles and an example for the rest of the Pacific Islands to follow," Miller said.

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