Renewable Energy

  • More than 50% of electricity demand to be supplied by Renewables

    The Government is projecting that within two years, more than half of Jamaica’s electricity demand, totalling nearly 700 megawatts will be generated from renewable  sources. According to Finance and Public Service Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, this is based on the Government’s “aggressive” approach to fuel diversification resulting in over 200 megawatts  of renewable energy already being supplied to the national…

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  • Finland signals interest in CARICOM’s bioenergy

    The Government of Finland, through its newly accredited envoy to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), has expressed strong interest in exploring the bioenergy potential in mainland territories of CARICOM. Speaking at the ceremony for the presentation of his Letter of Credence to CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque  on Thursday 16 March 2017, the new Finnish Ambassador, His Excellency Kukka Pietikaine said…

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  • Photo of Act with urgency on energy transition, Region urged at close of CSEF V

    Act with urgency on energy transition, Region urged at close of CSEF V

    The Fifth Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum (CSEF) concluded in Nassau, The Bahamas on Thursday following two days of robust discussions centred on the Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM) transition to more efficient and clean energy. The Forum elicited calls for sustainable energy champions at the national and regional levels, predictable laws and regulations, enhanced planning and strategy for development, and enhanced engagement…

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  • Photo of Barbados to establish regional energy centre

    Barbados to establish regional energy centre

    Barbados is to establish a Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Energy Minister Darcy Boyce has said. Boyce, who held talks with Paolo Serpi, Italy’s Special Envoy to the Caribbean, said that the centre, which is expected to be inaugurated at the end of October, would ensure that the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries all had the same standards…

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  • Grenada to host renewable energy workshop

    ST GEORGE’S, Grenada — A renewable energy workshop sponsored by the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI) will be held in Grenada on Tuesday, December 2, 2014. Representatives from both public and private sectors have been invited to participate and contribute valuable insights on issues surrounding renewable energy deployment in Grenada. The workshop is an outcome of a European Union funded…

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  • EU, Spain, IDB to help Caribbean develop renewable energy

    NEW YORK, Sept 29, CMC – The Inter America Development Bank (IDB) says it is prepared to work with donor organizations and countries to avoid duplication on projects as the Caribbean seeks to reinforce collaboration in the field of renewable energy. “Our long and close relationship with the Caribbean has allowed us to gain extensive knowledge of the region’s current…

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  • Photo of European Union diplomat urges Caribbean to rethink renewable energy polices

    European Union diplomat urges Caribbean to rethink renewable energy polices

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Oct 1, CMC – The head of the European Union Delegation to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Ambassador Mikael Barfod says if the Caribbean is to fully integrate renewable energy into its development path so that it impacts on its economy, then it must adjust its mind-set to do so. Barfod, who will be participating in the October…

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  • US Vice President announces launch of Caribbean Energy Security Initiative

    News Americas Now, New York, NY, June 24, 2014- United States Vice President Joe Biden recently announced the launch of the Caribbean Energy Security Initiative. The initiative consists of a portfolio of activities designed with the objective of supporting the Caribbean on energy. The Caribbean Energy Security Initiative includes (i) increasing access to finance, good governance and diversification, (ii) transforming…

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  • Branson’s Carbon War Room, Invest Caribbean Now To Put The Spotlight On Renewable Energy

    Sir Richard Branson (3rd from l.) and Caribbean leaders following the Carbon War Room’s ‘10 Island Renewable Challenge on Feb. 10, 2014. (CWR image) CaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. May 12, 2014: Strategies for Caribbean governments to transition to green energy will be put in the spotlight this June 4th at the Harvard Club in New York City as…

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  • GUYANA-ENERGY-President Ramotar says hydro project still on stream

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – The Guyana government says it remains optimistic that the Amaila Falls Hydro-Power project will become a reality despite the decision of the US-based Sithe Global Power, LLC to withdraw from the project last year. “We haven’t given up on Amaila. As far as I know it is back with the IDB (Inter American Development Bank) board,…

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