25 Jan 2017

Marshall Islands set to slash diesel dependence

From , 4:02 pm on 25 January 2017

A solar energy project that will slash the Marshall Islands dependence on diesel has received a major boost.

The International Renewable Energy Agency and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development have approved an 11 million US dollar soft loan for a hybrid energy system for four islands, while the World Bank is also showing interest in supporting it.

Marshall Islands Correspondent Giff Johnson spoke with Jo O'Brien about the 22 million dollar project.

Ebeye looking north

Ebeye looking north Photo: Anjojo Kabua