Onshore renewable energy potential introductory brief

Jan Sedlacek, Romain Mauger (Contributor), Madeline Taylor (Contributor)

Research output: Book/ReportOther reportpeer-review


IUCN - Islands, Nature & Renewable Energy Law Project (INRELP) - Vanuatu's Renewable Energy Potential

This brief highlights the existing and potential electricity generation from different onshore renewable energy sources (onshore RES) in Vanuatu given the geographic context of this South Pacific Ocean archipelago. Offshore renewable energy sources (offshore RES) are considered in passing, but do not form the primary focus of this brief.The brief begins by sketching Vanuatu’s geographic, demographic and economic context. Then, it highlights the archipelago’s vulnerability profile, and the structure and governance of its electricity sector. Finally, the onshore potential for renewable electricity generation is presented, with specific focus on solar, wind, hydropower, geothermal and biomass/biofuel sources. The brief concludes with a cursory consideration of electricity generation potential from offshore RES.The Islands, Nature & Renewable Energy Law Project (INRELP) is a project of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law Climate Change Law Specialist Group. Working closely with island climate change and energy stakeholders INRELP develops policy recommendations with the goal of enhancing renewable energy, preserving nature, and engaging local island communities.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherInternational Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2023
EventCOP 28 IUCN Pavilion - Islands Driving Forward Climate Change Law -
Duration: 10 Dec 2023 → …


Dive into the research topics of 'Onshore renewable energy potential introductory brief'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this