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  • Photo of Former energy ministers lead off Regional Energy Dialogue series

    Former energy ministers lead off Regional Energy Dialogue series

    Three former CARICOM Energy Ministers led the Regional Energy Dialogue series today (16 November 2020), one of the seminal activities of CARICOM Energy Month. Mr. Darcy Boyce of Barbados; Mr. Phillip Paulwell of Jamaica and Mr. Kevin Ramnarine of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, all former Ministers of Energy, reflected on the strides the region has made over the past 10 years towards sustainable…

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  • Photo of Youth take Centre Stage as CARICOM Energy Month Activities continue

    Youth take Centre Stage as CARICOM Energy Month Activities continue

    Under the theme, “YOUth at the Centre of CARICOM’s Energy Future”, young people from across CARICOM member states will join energy experts, thought leaders and policymakers at the CARICOM Energy Month (#CEM2020) Virtual Youth Forum set to take place on Friday 13 November 2020 at 1 PM AST. The event is a collaboration between the CARICOM Secretariat, the UK Government,…

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  • Photo of At CARICOM Energy Month Launch

    At CARICOM Energy Month Launch

    Energy Experts Discuss Path to Sustainable, Climate-Resilient Future for the Region Under the theme “A RE-silient Community: Energy at the Centre”, CARICOM Energy Month got underway on 2 November with a virtual regional launch in the form of a panel discussion.  The 2020 launch was held by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat’s Energy Unit in collaboration with the Caribbean Centre…

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  • Photo of Virtual Panel Discussion to launch CARICOM Energy Month

    Virtual Panel Discussion to launch CARICOM Energy Month

    Friday, 30 October 2020 | Bridgetown, Barbados – The fifth observance of CARICOM Energy Month (CEM) will be launched on 2 November under the theme ‘A RE-silient Community: Energy at the Centre’. Each November, the spotlight is placed on energy as part of efforts to raise awareness of what is occurring in the region as well as to increase general…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Formulating Energy Security Strategy

    CARICOM Formulating Energy Security Strategy

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is moving to formulate an energy security strategy. To this end, a group is to be established to immediately begin working on the strategy, focusing on regional energy integration matters. Regional energy integration and security were among key matters around which there was significant agreement when CARICOM Minsters of Energy met during a special session of…

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  • Photo of TAPSEC Hosts Free Virtual Training for Financial Institutions in Evaluating Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency Investments

    TAPSEC Hosts Free Virtual Training for Financial Institutions in Evaluating Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency Investments

    The Technical Assistance Programme for Sustainable Energy in the Caribbean (TAPSEC) is hosting a free two-day online training on “Evaluating Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Investments in the Caribbean” from July 23-24, 2020. The training, hosted on Microsoft TEAMS, runs daily from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Aimed at enabling financial institutions with tools to boost renewable energy technology projects, the training…

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  • Photo of COVID-19 and the Energy Sector: Perspectives for Policymakers
    COVID-19

    COVID-19 and the Energy Sector: Perspectives for Policymakers

    There have been clear shifts in the demand for energy in the Caribbean as the novel coronavirus pandemic continues. Like other areas, the energy sector in the Caribbean has been impacted by the virus that has caused serious disruptions worldwide. Border closures, country lockdowns and other protocols that have been instituted to slow the spread of the virus have caused…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat, CCREEE Launch Energy Innovation Challenge

    CARICOM Secretariat, CCREEE Launch Energy Innovation Challenge

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat and the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) have launched the CARICOM Energy Innovation Challenge. The Challenge – which is open to teams of primary and secondary school students – invites submissions detailing students’ interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) and the importance of a STEAM lab to…

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  • Photo of Solar farm in Guyana to be commissioned soon

    Solar farm in Guyana to be commissioned soon

    (Department of Public Information) Very soon, residents of Mabaruma, Region One (in Guyana) will benefit from an improved power supply when the new solar farm is added to the generation mix. The construction and installation of the $264Million solar farm is now complete and the contractor is currently completing work on the automatic switching from the generator to the solar…

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  • Photo of Take control, include populace, make projects bankable – Energy Experts at CSEF VI

    Take control, include populace, make projects bankable – Energy Experts at CSEF VI

    Take full control of the development of renewable energy (RE) in the Region. Include the general populace in the dialogue and processes that will lead to the further development of the sector. Make RE projects bankable. Those were some of the key takeaways from Day One of the Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum (CSEF) VI now underway at the Belize Ocean…

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