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  • Photo of Prime Minister Rowley and President Granger Sign Energy MOU

    Prime Minister Rowley and President Granger Sign Energy MOU

    (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 Memorandum of Understanding on Energy Sector Cooperation today Wednesday 19 September, 2018 (at State House, Georgetown, Guyana). Prime Minister Rowley said today represents a documentation of his country’s commitment…

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  • Photo of Energy Services Customers to Benefit Most from New CARICOM-led Credit Risk Initiative

    Energy Services Customers to Benefit Most from New CARICOM-led Credit Risk Initiative

      (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)    Customers for energy services across the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are expected to be the main beneficiaries of an ongoing initiative that seeks to facilitate ease of access to credit for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) within the Region’s energy sector. The Credit Risk Abatement Facility (CRAF) is currently being developed by the CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) – a…

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  • Photo of Communications Strategy being formulated for Sustainable Energy in CARICOM

    Communications Strategy being formulated for Sustainable Energy in CARICOM

    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 increase awareness of challenges and opportunities in the energy sector; to facilitate behavioural change at all levels; to encourage innovation; and to facilitate the transition to new energy systems. Over…

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  • Photo of Work advances to make CCREEE fully operational by June

    Work advances to make CCREEE fully operational by June

    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 and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) by the middle of this year. This was one of the key outcomes of the meeting which was held on 19 April, 2018, at theCARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown,…

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  • Photo of Guyana Standards Bureau working with CROSQ on Energy Efficiency Standard

    Guyana Standards Bureau working with CROSQ on Energy Efficiency Standard

    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 that will address Minimum Energy Performance for Refrigerators, Air Conditioners and Lighting. This energy efficiency standard is expected to ensure that all appliances imported into Guyana and the CARICOM Region are labelled,…

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  • Photo of Strategic focus on energy, climate, disaster risk necessary – Energy Month launch hears

    Strategic focus on energy, climate, disaster risk necessary – Energy Month launch hears

    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 the ferocious hurricanes on the energy sectors of CARICOM Member States and Associate Members . ‘The recent spate of hurricanes – Irma, Jose and Maria, which impacted the Caribbean between August and September…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Energy Month launches Monday in Haiti

    CARICOM Energy Month launches Monday in Haiti

      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 Energy: Shaping a resilient Community’. The launch at the Quisqueya University will take the form of a half-day mini-symposium and exhibition. The goal of the Symposium is to bring students,…

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  • Photo of Trinidadian winners of CARICOM Energy Month contests get prizes

    Trinidadian winners of CARICOM Energy Month contests get prizes

    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 to the winners at a simple ceremony held at the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries, Trinidad and Tobago. Candice Sobers and Seon Thompson, both of Trinidad and Tobago placed second, and third,…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat moving to become Region’s model in energy efficiency

    CARICOM Secretariat moving to become Region’s model in energy efficiency

    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 monitor and measure energy use in the Secretariat, CARICOM Deputy Secretary-General, Ambassador Manorma Soeknandan PhD., said that the efficiency that could be gained from use of…

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  • 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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