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DIREKT - Transnational Recommendation Report

This report was produced as part of the ‘Small Developing Island Renewable Energy Knowledge and Technology Transfer Network’ (DIREKT) project, funded by the ACP Science and Technology Programme which is a European Union (EU) programme for cooperation between the European Union and the ACP region.

Most Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the ACP region are heavily dependent on the importation of fossil fuels to cover their energy needs, principal among which are electricity production and transportation. The price of fossil fuels, compounded  by  the  price  of  transporting  them  to small island states, makes their importation so expensive  as  to  threaten  the  economic  stability of  many  such  states,  particularly  given  current global financial challenges. The sustainable development of SIDS clearly depends on reducing this fuel importation bill, which is typically in the order of 10–15% in many states, and the development and application  of  renewable  energy  technologies  is  the  most  feasible way to achieve this.

SIDS typically have significant indigenous  energy  potential in the form of renewable energy resources such as solarthermal, solar PV, wind, wave,ocean  thermal,  biomass  and geothermal resources in some cases,  but  these  technologies have not yet penetrated these communities  to  the  point  of  significantly reducing the need for fuel importation. It is therefore  critical  that  constraints  on  this  penetration be identified and assessed, and that activities to overcome them be implemented, whether these be lack of awareness and capacity, lack of access to technology and finances, or inappropriate and unsuitable public policies and infrastructure.

Against this background, the project entitled ‘The Small  Island  Renewable  Energy  Knowledge  and Technology  Transfer  Network’  (DIREKT),  implemented from November 2009 to October 2012, was both timely and important. DIREKT is a partnership among the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, the University of the West Indies, the University of the South Pacific and the University of Mauritius, and is funded by the ACP Science and Technology Programme, which is a European Union (EU) programme for cooperation between the EU and the ACP region.

 

The report is available online:

icon  DIREKT - Transnational Recommendation Report (7.17 MB)

 
 

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