• Work moves apace to develop Regional Energy Efficiency Building Code

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     A Regional Project Team (RPT), established to develop a Regional Energy Efficiency Building Code (REEBC), among other mandates, will be launched in Kingston, Jamaica, next week. The launch and the first face-to-face Working Meeting with the contracted consultant will be held 30-31 March, at the Jamaica Bureau of Standards. Nine Member States – Antigua…

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  • Finland signals interest in CARICOM’s bioenergy

    The Government of Finland, through its newly accredited envoy to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), has expressed strong interest in exploring the bioenergy potential in mainland territories of CARICOM. Speaking at the ceremony for the presentation of his Letter of Credence to CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque  on Thursday 16 March 2017, the new Finnish Ambassador, His Excellency Kukka Pietikaine said…

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  • Photo of Act with urgency on energy transition, Region urged at close of CSEF V

    Act with urgency on energy transition, Region urged at close of CSEF V

    The Fifth Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum (CSEF) concluded in Nassau, The Bahamas on Thursday following two days of robust discussions centred on the Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM) transition to more efficient and clean energy. The Forum elicited calls for sustainable energy champions at the national and regional levels, predictable laws and regulations, enhanced planning and strategy for development, and enhanced engagement…

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  • Photo of Barbados to establish regional energy centre

    Barbados to establish regional energy centre

    Barbados is to establish a Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Energy Minister Darcy Boyce has said. Boyce, who held talks with Paolo Serpi, Italy’s Special Envoy to the Caribbean, said that the centre, which is expected to be inaugurated at the end of October, would ensure that the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries all had the same standards…

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  • Photo of SKN breaks ground on new solar farm

    SKN breaks ground on new solar farm

    Basseterre, St. Kitts, January 08, 2015 (SKNIS): St Kitts continues to break new ground in its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint, reduce fossil fuel consumption and expand its usage of renewable energy, with the opening of the first half of a one-megawatt solar farm today (January 08). Prime Minister and Minister with Responsibility for Sustainable Development The Right Honorable Dr. Denzil Douglas,…

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  • Grenada to host renewable energy workshop

    ST GEORGE’S, Grenada — A renewable energy workshop sponsored by the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI) will be held in Grenada on Tuesday, December 2, 2014. Representatives from both public and private sectors have been invited to participate and contribute valuable insights on issues surrounding renewable energy deployment in Grenada. The workshop is an outcome of a European Union funded…

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  • Photo of European Union diplomat urges Caribbean to rethink renewable energy polices

    European Union diplomat urges Caribbean to rethink renewable energy polices

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Oct 1, CMC – The head of the European Union Delegation to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Ambassador Mikael Barfod says if the Caribbean is to fully integrate renewable energy into its development path so that it impacts on its economy, then it must adjust its mind-set to do so. Barfod, who will be participating in the October…

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  • US Vice President announces launch of Caribbean Energy Security Initiative

    News Americas Now, New York, NY, June 24, 2014- United States Vice President Joe Biden recently announced the launch of the Caribbean Energy Security Initiative. The initiative consists of a portfolio of activities designed with the objective of supporting the Caribbean on energy. The Caribbean Energy Security Initiative includes (i) increasing access to finance, good governance and diversification, (ii) transforming…

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  • Branson’s Carbon War Room, Invest Caribbean Now To Put The Spotlight On Renewable Energy

    Sir Richard Branson (3rd from l.) and Caribbean leaders following the Carbon War Room’s ‘10 Island Renewable Challenge on Feb. 10, 2014. (CWR image) CaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. May 12, 2014: Strategies for Caribbean governments to transition to green energy will be put in the spotlight this June 4th at the Harvard Club in New York City as…

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  • Photo of CARICOM, Germany hold discussions

    CARICOM, Germany hold discussions

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Deputy Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Ambassador Manorma Soeknandan PhD., will lead a CARICOM Secretariat delegation on Tuesday to talks with a team from Germany headed by His Excellency Stefan Schlueter, Ambassador of Germany to CARICOM. The visiting side will include representatives from the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation, the Society for International…

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