The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) has announced the opening of its ninth Regional Secretariat, which will cover the south-east Asia and Pacific region. REEEP has already established regional secretariats for south Asia, based in New Delhi, and for east Asia, based in Beijing. The South East Asia and Pacific Regional Secretariat is funded by the Australian government. The Australian Business Council for Sustainable Energy will operate the regional secretariat out of Melbourne, in an agreement with the Australian government. The new secretariat will oversee a series of regional sustainable energy and energy efficiency projects, and foster sustainable energy networks in the region.