Energy

  • Photo of Caribbean Women Awarded for Outstanding Contributions to Energy, Climate Resilience 

    Caribbean Women Awarded for Outstanding Contributions to Energy, Climate Resilience 

    Five women, who have made outstanding contributions to energy and climate resilience in the Caribbean, on Friday received the CARICOM Women in Sustainable Energy (W.I.S.E) Awards at the 16th Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum (CREF) held in Miami, Florida. The Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE), the CARICOM Secretariat and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) partnered to make the…

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  • Photo of Suriname, CARICOM Development Fund sign Agreements for Sustainable Energy Development

    Suriname, CARICOM Development Fund sign Agreements for Sustainable Energy Development

    The Republic of Suriname and the CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) signed two important financing agreements in Washington DC in the margins of the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings. The agreements strengthen efforts to improve energy access and living standards in the interior of Suriname. Loan Agreement for Sustainable Electricity Supply In a press release, the CDF said the first Agreement is…

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  • Photo of CARICOM, UNDP Officials engage on 2024 Programme of Work

    CARICOM, UNDP Officials engage on 2024 Programme of Work

    CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana – Friday, 8 March 2024:  Officials from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) met from 4-6 March at the Community’s Headquarters in Georgetown, Guyana, to finalise a joint action plan for their cooperation.The officials fleshed out a 2024 Action Plan to operationalise the CARICOM-UNDP Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)…

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  • Photo of CARICOM and Brazil pledge to Deepen Cooperation

    CARICOM and Brazil pledge to Deepen Cooperation

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater, Georgetown, Guyana) – CARICOM and Brazil have pledged to deepen cooperation as they see immense potential for enhancing mutually beneficial relations. In this regard, they committed to hosting the first meeting of the CARICOM-Brazil Joint Commission in 2024 to rationalise the modalities for deeper collaboration. The benefits of enhanced CARICOM-Brazil relations were underscored at the recent…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Ministerial Statement on the Global Stocktake (GST) Ahead of COP 28

    CARICOM Ministerial Statement on the Global Stocktake (GST) Ahead of COP 28

    The Ministers of Environment and Sustainable Development of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) welcome the First Global Stocktake, as a vital opportunity for a universal push this decade to keep global warming below 1.5°C. There is mounting irrefutable evidence that the world is in uncharted territory and that there is but a narrowing window of opportunity to secure a livable planet…

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  • Photo of Regional Keynote by Dr Carla N. Barnett, Secretary-General, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) at the Opening Ceremony of the Caribbean Energies and Investment Summit, Bridgetown, Barbados, 1-3 November 2023

    Regional Keynote by Dr Carla N. Barnett, Secretary-General, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) at the Opening Ceremony of the Caribbean Energies and Investment Summit, Bridgetown, Barbados, 1-3 November 2023

    Senator the Honourable Lisa R. Cummins, Minister of Energy and Business Development of Barbados; Other Honourable Ministers; Representatives of Regional Institutions; International Development Partners; Other Distinguished Delegates; Ladies and Gentlemen. It is a pleasure to speak with you today on Regional Cooperation and Collaboration to support the Caribbean Energy Transition, an imperative which is of paramount importance to Member States…

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  • Photo of Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE)

    Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE)

    The Thirty-Sixth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the CARICOM, held in Bridgetown, Barbados, 2 to 4 July 2015, endorsed the establishment of the CCREEE as the implementation hub for sustainable energy activities and projects within the region.   The legal agreement establishing the CCREEE went into force on 19 May 2018, and on 22 May 2018,…

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  • Photo of Keynote Address by CARICOM Secretary-General at ‘CARICOM at Fifty’ Symposium

    Keynote Address by CARICOM Secretary-General at ‘CARICOM at Fifty’ Symposium

    CARICOM Secretary-General, Dr. Carla Barnett, delivered the keynote address Friday morning (14 April 2023) at the opening ceremony of a symposium to mark the 50th anniversary of the Caribbean Community being observed this year. The virtual symposium, titled ‘CARICOM at the Crossroads: Rising to the Challenge of a New Era’, was organised by the CARICOM Secretariat in collaboration with the…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat’s energy use under state-of-the-art energy management system

    CARICOM Secretariat’s energy use under state-of-the-art energy management system

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Georgetown, Guyana) – Energy at the CARICOM Secretariat is now managed through a state-of-the-art Building Energy Management System (BEMS). This information technology allows the tracking of energy supplied and used by the national grid and from the Solar Photovoltaic Power Generation Plant, which was constructed on the grounds of the CARICOM Secretariat. The staff of the Information Integrated…

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  • Photo of Barbados Gov’t caps fuel prices – CARICOM Business

    Barbados Gov’t caps fuel prices – CARICOM Business

    Effective August 19, consumers in Barbados will be paying less for gasoline and diesel as Prime Minister Mia Mottley announced that the price of fuel at the pump will be capped for the next five months. Gasoline will cost BDS$4.48 (US$2.24) per litre, while diesel will be BDS$4.03 (US$2.01) until January 31, 2023. Mottley also said that the cap on…

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