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Title: The Republic of Palau: Pursuing a Sustainable and Resilient Energy Future

Abstract

This fact sheet provides an overview of the work Palau is doing in a variety of renewable energy activities with support from the Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and outlines additional opportunities for involvement by other international donors.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Insular Affairs
OSTI Identifier:
1324953
Report Number(s):
NREL/FS-7A40-65986
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; Office of Insular Affairs; OIA; Palau; NREL; renewable energy; Clean Energy Solutions Center; intended nationally determined contribution

Citation Formats

. The Republic of Palau: Pursuing a Sustainable and Resilient Energy Future. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
. The Republic of Palau: Pursuing a Sustainable and Resilient Energy Future. United States.
. 2016. "The Republic of Palau: Pursuing a Sustainable and Resilient Energy Future". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1324953.
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