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Energy

In April 2008, The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat commenced the Energy Programme as one of the programmes within the Directorate of Trade and Economic Integration (TEI). The Energy Programme was assigned the responsibility of implementing a programmatic approach to energy sector developments in the Region. This establishes a departure from the mere projectized approach and aims to facilitate greater responsiveness in carrying out the energy related Community’s mandates as well as fostering a more harmonized approach to energy issues. The Energy Programme is executed by the Energy Unit within TEI.

The Energy Programme is being executed by the Energy Unit located at the CARICOM Secretariat in Greater Georgetown, Guyana, South America.

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Island States and the SDGs: IAEA Acting Director General in New York

Posted: 03 October 2019 - Press Releases
Small Island Developing States, often referred to as SIDS, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and how the IAEA can help in these areas were the main topics of discussion
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CARICOM Secretariat building on course for full solar power generation

Posted: 20 July 2019 - Press Releases
Plans are advancing for the Headquarters of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat to be fully powered by solar energy by the end of 2020.Commencing next February, installation of a photo
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Energy and water among areas targeted for German support

Posted: 20 June 2019 - Press Releases
Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque exchanged notes with Ms. Ulrike Metzger, Head of Division, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and
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Declaration Adopted At The Conclusion Of The Sixth Meeting Of Ministers Of Foreign Affairs Of CARICOM And Cuba

Posted: 14 June 2019 - Press Releases
We, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Republic of Cuba, having met in Georgetown, Guyana, on June 14th, 2019, on the occasion of the Sixth CARICOM-Cuba
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Montserrat announces first utility-scale solar project

Posted: 08 May 2019 - Regional News
The Montserrat Ministry of Communications, Works, Labour and Energy (MCWLE) and Montserrat Utilities Limited (MUL) officially announced the first utility-scale renewable energy project – a
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Renewables to Become Norm for Caribbean

Posted: 02 May 2019 - Regional News
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Tuesday April 30, 2019 (IPS) – Jamaica and other Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are embracing renewable energy as part of their plans to become decarbonised in the
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Solar farm in Guyana to be commissioned soon

Posted: 21 November 2018 - Regional News
(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
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New Energy Information Portal to Boost Investments, Improve Decision-making within Caribbean Energy Sector

Posted: 16 October 2018 - Regional News
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
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Prime Minister Rowley and President Granger Sign Energy MOU

Posted: 20 September 2018 - Regional News
(Office of the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago) Prime Minister Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley and President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana His Excellency Brigadier David Granger signed a
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Energy Services Customers to Benefit Most from New CARICOM-led Credit Risk Initiative

Posted: 21 August 2018 - Press Releases
  (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)    Customers for energy services across the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are expected to be the main
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Communications Strategy being formulated for Sustainable Energy in CARICOM

Posted: 12 June 2018 - Press Releases
The Energy Unit of the CARICOM Secretariat has launched an initiative to formulate a Region-wide communications strategy for sustainable energy. The purpose of the strategy will be to create and
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Work advances to make CCREEE fully operational by June

Posted: 20 April 2018 - Regional News
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
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Guyana Standards Bureau working with CROSQ on Energy Efficiency Standard

Posted: 23 January 2018 - Regional News
The Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS) is working collaboratively with the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) and other CARICOM countries to develop a standard
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Strategic focus on energy, climate, disaster risk necessary – Energy Month launch hears

Posted: 31 October 2017 - Regional News
In remarks at the launching of CARICOM Energy Month (CEM) at Quiskeya University in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, CARICOM Energy Programme Manager, Dr. Devon Gardner pointed to the  impact of
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CARICOM Energy Month launches Monday in Haiti

Posted: 27 October 2017 - Press Releases
 CARICOM Energy Month (CEM) gets underway on 1 November, 2017, following a launch in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Monday, 30 October, 2017. CEM is being held under the theme ‘Re-thinking
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Trinidadian winners of CARICOM Energy Month contests get prizes

Posted: 09 June 2017 - Press Releases
Nationals of Trinidad and Tobago who won places in the CARICOM Energy Month Photography and Art and Video competitions, received their prizes earlier this week.The prizes were presented
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CARICOM Secretariat moving to become Region’s model in energy efficiency

Posted: 08 May 2017 - Press Releases
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat is positioning itself to be a model in energy efficiency in the Region.At a simple handing over ceremony on Tuesday, 2 May, of a piece of software to
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More than 50% of electricity demand to be supplied by Renewables

Posted: 18 April 2017 - Article
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
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Grenada receives grant for geothermal energy development

Posted: 23 March 2017 - Regional News
March 22, 2017, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados –  The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a grant of US$231,630 to the Government of Grenada to
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Work moves apace to develop Regional Energy Efficiency Building Code

Posted: 21 March 2017 - Regional News
A Regional Project Team (RPT), established to develop a Regional Energy Efficiency Building Code (REEBC), among other mandates, will be launched in Kingston, Jamaica, next week.The launch and the
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Work moves apace to develop Regional Energy Efficiency Building Code

Posted: 21 March 2017 - Press Releases
(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     A Regional Project Team (RPT), established to develop a Regional Energy Efficiency Building Code (REEBC), among
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Finland signals interest in CARICOM’s bio-energy

Posted: 17 March 2017 - Regional News
The Government of Finland, through its newly accredited envoy to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), has expressed strong interest in exploring the bio-energy potential in mainland territories of
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Stakeholders want CARICOM Heads of Government to meet on energy

Posted: 02 February 2017 - Press Releases
Participants at a recently concluded high level forum want energy to be placed squarely before the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government to generate speedier action and firmer commitments
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Stakeholders want CARICOM Heads of Government to meet on energy

Posted: 01 February 2017 - Regional News
Participants at a recently concluded high level forum want energy to be placed squarely before theCaribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government to generate speedier action and firmer commitments
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We must do more – PM Christie on reducing cost of energy

Posted: 24 January 2017 - Regional News
Prime Minister of The Bahamas, the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie wants the Caribbean Region to do much more in its quest reduce the cost of energy.In a wide-ranging address at the opening ceremony of the
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Less talk, more action

Posted: 24 January 2017 - Regional News
While the dialogue and interaction that engagements such as the Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum (CSEF) provide are necessary, there is need the creation of a health balance between talk and
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Agriculture, climate change, renewable energy to benefit as IDB carves out $13B for lending

Posted: 24 January 2017 - Regional News
NASSAU, The Bahamas, Jan 23 2017 – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) said it will be lending US$13 billion over the coming year and a significant portion of that amount has been
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Energy stakeholders meet in The Bahamas for CSEF V

Posted: 16 January 2017 - Regional News
Key energy stakeholders will gather in Nassau, The Bahamas, later this month to take account of the Region’s transition to greater sustainable production and use.Representatives of public and
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Defining Guyana’s role in CARICOM Energy thrust

Posted: 30 December 2016 - Press Releases
Guyana is firmly committed to pursuing the path of renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE), and has taken initiatives that testify to that obligation. The country has embraced the concept of
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Antigua & Barbuda In Strong Position To Accelerate Renewable Energy Deployment

Posted: 28 December 2016 - Regional News
ST JOHN’S, Antigua, Dec 28 2016 — Developing Antigua and Barbuda’s abundant renewable energy resources will enable the country to meet a large share of its energy demand sustainably
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