Country:Marshall Islands
Year:2009 (September)
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2009 (September)
Policy Type:Policy Support, Policy Support>Strategic planning, Economic Instruments>Direct investment, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Loans, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Taxes, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>User charges, Information and Education, Information and Education>Professional training and qualification, Regulatory Instruments
Policy Target:Multiple RE Sources, Solar, Solar>Solar photovoltaic
Policy Sector:
Agency:Ministry of Resources & Development
Funding:Government; foreign donations

National Energy Policy 2009 is a response of the government of the Marshall Islands to rapid increase of oil prices in 2008 which in consequences caused economic crisis as its country’s energy sector is heavily dependant on fossil fuels imports.

Main objective of the Policy is: “An improved quality of life for the people of the Marshall Islands through clean, reliable, affordable, accessible, environmentally appropriate and sustainable energy services.”

In order to achieve this objective following goals have been set:

  • To achieve 100% of urban electrification and 95% of rural electrification.
  • To generate 20% of electricity from domestically based renewable energy technologies by 2020.
  • To decrease fossil fuel consumption by 40% by 2020
  • To reduce energy losses by 20% by 2015.

Government of Marshall Islands sees increase of an energy efficiency as a short-term solution to improvement of national energy sector and renewable energy deployment as a mean to reach long-term sustainable economic development.

Related policies:Energy Action Plan 2009
This record supersedes:Marshall Islands National Energy Policy 2002 - 2009

Last modified: Tue, 02 Oct 2012 14:41:28 CEST