Energy

  • 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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  • Photo of THE CARICOM ENERGY POLICY IN BULLETS

    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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  • SOME IMPORTANT DECISIONS BY ENERGY MINISTERS AT THE 41ST COTED ENERGY

    In addition to the approval of the CARICOM Energy Policy and regional level targets for Renewable Energy (RE) contribution to electricity generation of 20%, 28% and 47% for years 2017, 2022 and 2027 respectively, Energy Ministers also approved and agreed on a number of areas for supporting sustainable energy development in CARICOM.   Some of these include, that: •    where feasible…

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  • Photo of ENEWABLE ENERGY R&D STUDY/ BUSINESS INNOVATION TOUR

    ENEWABLE ENERGY R&D STUDY/ BUSINESS INNOVATION TOUR

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat received grant funding from the Inter-American Development Bank to support the development of the Caribbean Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy (C-SERMS). A Study/Business Innovation Tour aimed at building capacity among renewable energy (RE) project developers, entrepreneurs and researchers in the promotion of technological innovation, and also at facilitating access to funding for RE research and…

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