Fiji Time: 12:09 PM on Saturday 7 March

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Lack of data an issue

Ana Madigibuli
Thursday, July 17, 2014

THERE seems to be a lack of reliable data to calculate what percentage of fossil fuel use is attributed to sea transport alone in the country.

This was highlighted by USP's Amelia Bola on her research on "Potential for Sustainable Sea Transport" during the International Conference on Renewable Energy and Climate Change at USP yesterday.

Ms Bola said the study conducted for Gau Island, Nairai and Batiki in Lomaiviti showed that sea transportation was vital for access to market, education, health care and for social and cultural connectivity.

"Sea transport is essential in all level of society from fishing and local transport needs of small isolated island and villages to inter-regional shipping requirements of nations states," Ms Bola said.

"Because all maritime transport services are fossil fuel-powered they are becoming increasingly unsustainable as operational fossil fuel increase."





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Spy inquiry
  2. Soldier makes mum proud
  3. Game of love
  4. Double celebration for warden
  5. Fiji to maintain NZ ties
  6. Recruits win praises
  7. Top teams through to Marist 7s knockout
  8. CLARIFICATION
  9. Giving women a voice
  10. Ministry collects $3m in arrears

Top Stories this Week

  1. Leap of faith Monday (02 Mar)
  2. Two appear in court Tuesday (03 Mar)
  3. MP dies Friday (06 Mar)
  4. Face for a book Monday (02 Mar)
  5. A-G: Don't interfere Tuesday (03 Mar)
  6. Spy report Friday (06 Mar)
  7. For sale! Sunday (01 Mar)
  8. Opposition Leader rejects PM's Fiji flag invite Friday (06 Mar)
  9. New uniform for institution Wednesday (04 Mar)
  10. Father of taxi debate Monday (02 Mar)