Energy

  • Photo of Successful EUCARINET Policy Dialogue Workshop held in Georgetown Guyana:

    Successful EUCARINET Policy Dialogue Workshop held in Georgetown Guyana:

    The First Bi-Regional Dialogue (Caribbean–EU) Workshop under the EUCARINET Project was hosted by the CARICOM Secretariat in conjunction with the consortium of Project Partners from Europe and Caribbean, in April 2013 at the CARICOM Secretariat Headquarters in Georgetown, Guyana The Bi-Regional dialogue focused on addressing long-term strategies to strengthen existing cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) between Europe and…

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  • Photo of Commissioning of the Solar Photovoltaic Plant at the Government Complex in Antigua

    Commissioning of the Solar Photovoltaic Plant at the Government Complex in Antigua

    In August 2013, a 25kW Solar PV demonstration plant was commissioned at the Government Headquarters Complex at the Ministry of Tourism in Antigua and Barbuda.  This Project is part of the Strategy to Increase Sustainable Energy Awareness in the Public Sector (ISEAPS) through the installation of demonstration plants in high visibility public sector buildings.  An energy audit of the complex…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Officials Participate in Study Tour to Germany from 22-28 September 2013

    CARICOM Officials Participate in Study Tour to Germany from 22-28 September 2013

    A group of nine energy and environment representatives of the Caribbean Community participated in a one week – 21/22 Sept to 28/29 Sept – visit to Germany, compliments of the German Federal Foreign Office Visitors Programme The participants engaged in a series of discussions with Officials from the German Federal Office, the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, the German…

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  • C-SERMS Framework Hailed as International Best Practice by the IDB

    The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) representative, speaking at the Third Forum on Donor Coordination and Aid Effectiveness hosted by the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana on 31 July 2013, hailed the establishment of the Caribbean Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy (C-SERMS) framework by the CARICOM Secretariat as an international best practice.   The C-SERMS seeks to provide a planning, management and…

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  • Photo of CREDP-GIZ Project Appraisal Workshop Held in Saint Lucia on 4 – 5 September 2013

    CREDP-GIZ Project Appraisal Workshop Held in Saint Lucia on 4 – 5 September 2013

    The Caribbean Renewable Energy Development Programme (CREDP-GIZ) Project, based in Saint Lucia, is the remaining component of original programme (the other being UNDP) which commenced in 2004. This second phase (CREDP-GIZ Phase II) which has been in progress since April 2008 has been extended until December 2013. The Project which is being implemented in collaboration with the CARICOM Secretariat under…

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  • CARIBBEAN Leadership Participants Analyse CARICOM Energy Policy and Sustainable Development Issues

    The Caribbean Leadership Project (CLP), funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD), Canada, aims to strengthen strategically the next generation of Caribbean mean and women leaders to contribute more effectively to regional integration and economic growth. As part of the programme participants consisting of senior government officials are challenged to tackle “wicked problems” defined as those…

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  • CARICOM Secretariat and Caribbean Energy Information System (CEIS) Discuss Closer Collaboration on Energy Information Support in the Implementation of CARICOM Energy Policy

    Based on a mandate from the 41st Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) on Energy held in Trinidad and Tobago, March 2013, the CARICOM Secretariat has engaged the Caribbean Energy Information System (CEIS) towards collaboration in arriving at an improved approach to the sharing of energy information by the latter in support of the implementation…

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  • Photo of CARILEC/World Bank Regulatory Forum – Regulators, Consumer Advocates and CEO’s of Electric Utilities

    CARILEC/World Bank Regulatory Forum – Regulators, Consumer Advocates and CEO’s of Electric Utilities

    Some Ministers of Energy, regulators, consumer advocates and CEO's of Electric Utilities met in Barbados on Monday, 16 September 2013 to discuss issues relating to the regulatory regime in the region. The Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation (CARILEC) Regulatory Forum was declared open by Senator the Hon. Darcy Boyce, Minister with responsibility for Energy in the Office of the Prime…

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  • Discussions Towards Reviving Regional Bio-energy Strategy Commence

    The establishment a Regional Bio-energy Strategy is one of the key strategies identified for the development and execution of the C-SERMS Framework. The idea of a Regional Bio-energy strategy has been discussed in CARICOM since 2006, when it was kick-started by a regional study supported by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and promoted by the Inter-American Development…

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  • The OAS executed C-SEP Project successfully Concludes

    The Department of Sustainable Development of the Organisation of American States (OAS/DSD), and the Delegation of the European Union to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean hosted a Closing Meeting of the Caribbean Sustainable Energy Program (CSEP) in Barbados in September 2013. The objective of the meeting was to present the results achieved by the CSEP during its 54 months of…

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