Timor-Leste has abundant solar energy resources and some potential hydroelectric resources also. 

East Timor is located in the eastern part of Timor, an island in the Indonesian archipelago that lies between the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean. East Timor includes the enclave of Oecussi, which is located within West Timor (Indonesia). After Indonesia, East Timor's closest neighbor is Australia, 400 mi to the south. It is semiarid and mountainous.

Read more: Renewable Energy in Timor Leste



Climate change in the Pacific will result in more intense tropical cyclones, more frequent deluges and hot days, according to a new report by Australian researchers.

The research predicts a decrease in the frequency of tropical storms by the end of the century, but a greater proportion of stronger hurricanes.

Read more: Climate report forecasts fewer but more intense storms in Pacific


Pacific islands can expect more extremely hot and wet days, saltier oceans killing off coral reefs and rising sea levels, a new report on climate change reveals.

Climate Change Minister Greg Combet released the report while attending the United Nations climate summit in Durban, South Africa.

Regional warming is expected to be greatest near the equator, the report says.

Read more: Warning on climate impact on Pacific


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