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21 JULY 2005 SUVA (Pacnews) - Five Forum Island Countries will benefit from an 11.4 Million (FJ$24.2 million) renewable energy programme funded by the European Union (EU).
The programme aims to increase the availability of affordable, renewable energies to island communities.
"Energy is a huge cost for Pacific Island states, and this EU-funded initiative will help make those costs more manageable," said Forum Secretary General, Greg Urwin.
"This is a very timely intervention" said Dr. Roberto Ridolfi, Head of Delegation of the European Commission for the Pacific.
"Oil prices are at or near an all-time high, with …