Renewable Energy

  • 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 CARICOM Secretariat launches solar project for Headquarter’s Building

    CARICOM Secretariat launches solar project for Headquarter’s Building

    A project that will see the CARICOM Secretariat’s Headquarters Building in Georgetown, Guyana generating 100 percent of its electricity needs through a Photovoltaic Power Generation System was launched with a sod-turning ceremony on Monday. The Project, being funded by the Government of Japan, will include: Installation of 400 kilowatt  of solar photovoltaic power generator to provide electricity to the Secretariat building;A…

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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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  • Photo of Building climate and disaster resilience major focus of CARICOM Energy Month

    Building climate and disaster resilience major focus of CARICOM Energy Month

    It’s that time of year again, the time when we ramp up our awareness of energy matters in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and celebrate the strides we have made to transition to a clean energy pathway. CARICOM Energy Month (CEM) will be observed in November, under the Regional theme ‘Clean Energy, Good Governance & Regulations: Generating Growth and Resilience’. This year, the Month…

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  • Photo of New Energy Information Portal to Boost Investments, Improve Decision-making within Caribbean Energy Sector

    New Energy Information Portal to Boost Investments, Improve Decision-making within Caribbean Energy Sector

    News of an impending natural gas price hike across Europe, and deepening volatility surrounding Middle Eastern Oil, has within the past week been met with a more promising refrain from a Region traditionally viewed as a pawn amongst kings and rooks within the global energy sector. Energy sector stakeholders from across the Caribbean last Thursday converged on Miami, Florida for…

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  • Photo of Energy Services Customers to Benefit Most from New CARICOM-led Credit Risk Initiative

    Energy Services Customers to Benefit Most from New CARICOM-led Credit Risk Initiative

      (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)    Customers for energy services across the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are expected to be the main beneficiaries of an ongoing initiative that seeks to facilitate ease of access to credit for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) within the Region’s energy sector. The Credit Risk Abatement Facility (CRAF) is currently being developed by the CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) – a…

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  • Photo of Germany offers Region Climate Resilience and Energy project

    Germany offers Region Climate Resilience and Energy project

    CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and Germany’s Ambassador to CARICOM HE Mr Holger Michael on Wednesday exchanged notes for a project to build Climate Resilience and Sustainable Energy in the Region. The project, to be financed by the Government of Germany in the amount of 2.3 million Euros, represents a further step in the country’s support to the Region…

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  • Photo of Work advances to make CCREEE fully operational by June

    Work advances to make CCREEE fully operational by June

    The just-concluded Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) on Energy has made progress on the full operationalisation of the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) by the middle of this year. This was one of the key outcomes of the meeting which was held on 19 April, 2018, at theCARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown,…

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  • Photo of CCREEE, regional energy security among matters before Ministers at Special COTED

    CCREEE, regional energy security among matters before Ministers at Special COTED

    Montserrat deposited its instruments of ratification of the Agreement Establishing the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE), on Tuesday. The CARICOM Member State became the fifth Member States to do so, effectively paving the way for the establishment of the Centre’s legal identity by mid next month. The Hon. Paul Lewis, Montserrat Minister of Communication, Works and Labour,…

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