Gov. John P. deJongh Jr. will be in Guam this week to speak at the Guam Energy Task Force Meeting, where he’ll present the territory’s energy roadmap and discuss the assistance provided by the Energy Development in Island Nations (EDIN) international partnership.
The EDIN program assists island nations in adopting energy efficiency measures and in deploying renewable energy technologies. The partnership has been in place since 2008 and has been an important component of the governor’s efforts to meet his goals for the territory regarding the reduction, by year 2025, of its reliance on fossil fuel in order to generate electricity.
Later in the week, deJongh will also speak at the University’s of Guam’s Center for Island Sustainability. The focus of the governor’s speech will be the similarities and differences between Guam and the American Territories, their shared successes and similar challenges.
The governor returns to the territory Saturday. In his absence, Lt. Gov. Gregory Francis will serve as acting governor. When Francis leaves the territory on Tuesday, Finance Commissioner Angel E. Dawson, Jr. will assume the position of acting governor.