Renewable Energy

  • Photo of CARICOM ENERGY MONTH BEGINS

    CARICOM ENERGY MONTH BEGINS

    Tuesday, 02 November 2021 | Georgetown, Guyana – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat in collaboration with key regional institutions, development partners and Member States celebrates CARICOM Energy Month (CEM) 2021, throughout the month of November.   Energy remains a strategic priority for all CARICOM countries, as the region confronts unprecedented challenges in a worsening climate, the ongoing public health crisis, and declining economies. These, and other, issues are captured in…

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  • Photo of Secretary-General holds wide ranging discussions with Japan’s Ambassador to CARICOM

    Secretary-General holds wide ranging discussions with Japan’s Ambassador to CARICOM

    Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community Her Excellency Carla Barnett and Japanese Ambassador to CARICOM His Excellency Tatsuo Hirayama both praised the excellent relations between the two sides during a courtesy call by the Ambassador to the Secretary-General on Wednesday at the CARICOM Secretariat’s Georgetown, Guyana Headquarters. Discussions centred around Japanese assistance to the Community, and included climate change, disaster risk…

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  • Photo of Secretary-General addresses High Level Meeting on Energy Financing

    Secretary-General addresses High Level Meeting on Energy Financing

    “The prevailing view is that Member States can ‘recover better’ from these exogenous shocks with the help of an accelerated clean energy transition. This would deliver long-term economic growth and job creation, in particular, whilst addressing our resilience and sustainable development needs in general. “For this to happen, the collective strengths of partners must be leveraged. A front-loaded and fast-tracked…

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  • Photo of Remarks by the Secretary-General to High Level Meeting on Energy Financing

    Remarks by the Secretary-General to High Level Meeting on Energy Financing

    OPENING REMARKS BY THE Secretary-general of the Caribbean community, AMBASSADOR IRWIN LAROCQUE at THE HIGH LEVEL MEETING ON ENERGY FINANCING AMONG CARICOM MINISTERS RESPONSIBLE FOR ENERGY, HEADS OF INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, BILATERAL DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE 27 MAY 2021 Your Excellency Luis Almagro, Secretary General of the OAS and Co-Host of this High-Level Meeting; Honourable Brigadier…

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  • 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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