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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 for Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States. These issues are of particular importance given the high cost of fossil fuels and the deleterious impact on the national budgets of many of our countries, who, over the past five years are struggling to cope with the effects of the international, financial and economic crises.”

The MOU falls within the framework of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) and seeks to foster green initiatives within Trinidad and Tobago and the CARICOM region

Master of Science in Renewable Energy Technology Commences at UWI St Augustine commences September 2013:  The University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus through its Physics Department in September 2013 commenced offering a MSc in RE Technology. This is the third such offering at the MSc Level in renewable energy at the UWI which has been established through support from the CARICOM Secretariat under the Caribbean Renewable Energy Capacity Support Project funded by the European Union. This is a welcomed development and the CARICOM Secretariat congratulates the UWI for its leadership and vision in this area.

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