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Caribbean energy sector to get transformation support


Posted in: Regional News by admin | 05 May 2016 | 6135

    In consultation prior to summit (from left) President of Guyana David Granger; Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Dr. Keith Rowley; CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque; Prime Minister of The Bahamas Perry Christie; Prime Minister o
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    In consultation prior to summit (from left) President of Guyana David Granger; Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Dr. Keith Rowley; CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque; Prime Minister of The Bahamas Perry Christie; Prime Minister o

    The just ended Caribbean Energy Security Summit in Washington gave a commitment to support the Caribbean’s transformation of the energy systems.

     

    The Caribbean Energy Security Summit in session: Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley at the Head Table for CARICOM. CARICOM SG Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, across the table from US Vice President Joe Biden, makes a point.

    In a joint statement the Summit pledged to pursue, among other things, comprehensive, planning-based and research-driven approaches to energy transition; the promotion and development of affordable no-or-lower carbon electricity generation through wind, solar, geothermal power, hydropower, bioenergy, ocean energy, energy recovery from waste, and other clean energies; and promotion of energy efficiency measures while also recognising that alternative fuels, such as natural gas, can play a useful bridging role.

    The institutions and member states which participated in the 3-4 May Summit, hosted by the US Vice-President Joe Biden were: the Governments of Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Colombia, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States, together with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, Caribbean Development Bank, European Union, Inter-American Development Bank Group, International Renewable Energy Agency, Organization of American States, and the World Bank Group:

    Read: Joint Statement from Caribbean Energy Security Summit

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