Energy

  • 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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  • Photo of BAHAMIAN EDUCATORS LEARN EFFECTIVE METHODS TO TEACH SUSTAINABLE ENERGY LESSONS

    BAHAMIAN EDUCATORS LEARN EFFECTIVE METHODS TO TEACH SUSTAINABLE ENERGY LESSONS

    The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of the Bahamas and the Organization of American States (OAS) through its Department of Sustainable Development conducted a two-day teacher’s training workshop in New Providence from August 21-22, 2013. The workshop focused on the importance of teaching renewable energy, energy conservation, and the need for more advocacy of clean energy and sustainable energy…

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  • Photo of Establishment of Regional Renewable Energy Research Centre advanced in Trinidad and Tobago

    Establishment of Regional Renewable Energy Research Centre advanced in Trinidad and Tobago

    A Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate cooperation on scientific, technical and policy aspects of energy efficiency and clean energy technologies through the exchange of ideas and information was signed between Trinidad and Tobago and the United States Department of Energy. According to Prime Minister of the Twin Island Republic, the Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar, “Energy security interdependence is a critical issue…

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  • THE CARICOM ENERGY POLICY IN BULLETS

    GOAL/VISION: Fundamental transformation of the energy sectors of the Member States of the Community through the provision of secure and sustainable supplies of energy in a manner which minimizes energy waste in all sectors, to ensure that all CARICOM citizens have access to modern, clean and reliable energy supplies at affordable and stable prices, and to facilitate the growth of…

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  • Caribbean Community Maps Out Renewable Energy Plan

    Worldwatch Institute highlights next steps for CARICOM region to transition to an energy sector less reliant on fossil fuels Christ Church, Barbados—The Worldwatch Institute is assisting the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in developing a Caribbean Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy (C-SERMS) to provide a more strategic approach to implementing renewable energy and energy efficiency measures in the region. The overall goals are to…

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  • Renewable Energy: World Invests $244 billion in 2012, Geographic Shift to Developing Countries

    The sister publications, REN21’s Renewables 2013 Global Status Report and Frankfurt School – UNEP/BNEF’s Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2013 were launched June 12th, 2013. Global demand for renewable energy continued to rise during 2011 and 2012, supplying an estimated 19% of global final energy consumption in 2011 (the latest year for which data are available), with a little…

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  • Photo of Caribbean partners welcome ITC’s forthcoming regional value-chain development project

    Caribbean partners welcome ITC’s forthcoming regional value-chain development project

    ITC's new programme for the Caribbean aims to facilitate the creation of regional value chains in priority sectors in order to boost the region’s competitiveness, according to ITC Director Friedrich von Kirchbach at the launch event of the Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM) Regional Aid for Trade Strategy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – The International Trade Centre’s (ITC) new programme for…

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  • CARICOM ENERGY POLICY APPROVED BY ENERGY MINISTERS AT FORTY-FIRST SPECIAL MEETING OF THE COTED ON ENERGY

    he Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) on Energy, inter alia, Ministers of Energy approved the CARICOM Energy Policy.  The significance of this decision was highlighted by the Honourable Rayburn Blackmoore who was also Chairman of the Special COTED in his observation at the Opening Session that the adoption of the policy was “historic, bearing…

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