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  • Photo of Defining Guyana’s role in CARICOM Energy thrust

    Defining Guyana’s role in CARICOM Energy thrust

    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 a Green Economy, which is intended to provide a holistic, integrated approach to national development. This encompasses areas such as effective waste management, efficient water management, clean transportation,…

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  • Photo of Antigua & Barbuda In Strong Position To Accelerate Renewable Energy Deployment

    Antigua & Barbuda In Strong Position To Accelerate Renewable Energy Deployment

    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 with renewables, according to a report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewables Readiness Assessment: Antigua and Barbuda presents clear and practical steps for the country to maximise its renewable…

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  • Photo of Energy Roundtable underway at CARICOM Secretariat

    Energy Roundtable underway at CARICOM Secretariat

    A Roundtable to define the potential role that Guyana’s energy sector could play in regional energy affairs is underway at the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana. The Roundtable is a joint initiative of the Secretariat, through its Energy Programme, and the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) with support from the GIZ’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Technical Assistance (REETA)…

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  • OECS Supports CARICOM Energy Month

    In the CARICOM region, November is earmarked as Energy Month to increase awareness on energy consumption and to encourage energy-saving actions. Similar to recent years, the OECS Sustainable Energy Unit contributed actively to the month-long observance. As a compliment to the many regional activities undertaken in recognition of Energy Month, the OECS Sustainable Energy Unit (SEU) commenced a training program…

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  • Photo of Towards clearer roadmaps for renewable energy in the Caribbean 17 NOV 2016

    Towards clearer roadmaps for renewable energy in the Caribbean 17 NOV 2016

    Head of the Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency Unit (REEEU) at the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Tessa Williams-Robertson, has underscored the need for regional countries to strengthen their resource plans for projects in the renewable energy sector. Williams-Robertson was speaking on November 10, on the first day of a conference organized by the Barbados Renewable Energy Association entitled, Caribbean Sustainable Energy Independence:…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Energy Month gets going

    CARICOM Energy Month gets going

    CARIBBEAN citizens will, over the next few weeks, have the opportunity to get in the know on how to cut their fuel costs while exchanging ideas  on solutions to the energy challenges facing the Caribbean. All this, courtesy of the observation of November as CARICOM Energy Month (CEM), which is being celebrated under the theme “Sustainable Energy for Sustainable Development”…

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  • Photo of EU Signs Declaration on Sustainable Energy with CARIFORUM

    EU Signs Declaration on Sustainable Energy with CARIFORUM

    The signing of a Joint Declaration on Sustainable Energy between the European Union, the European Investment Bank and CARIFORUM on reinforced co-operation in the field of sustainable energy was one of the highlights of the recently concluded EU-Caribbean Sustainable Energy Conference which was held in Barbados from 10-11 October. In addition, five renewable energy support programmes for the region totalling…

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  • Photo of Building an Energy Efficient Private Sector

    Building an Energy Efficient Private Sector

    Bridgetown, BARBADOS, October 12, 2016.  The Executive Director of the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) Pamela Coke-Hamilton called on the Region’s private sector to drive forward with the adoption of renewable energy solutions at the EU-Caribbean Sustainable Energy Conference in Barbados.    “What we have found at Caribbean Export is that companies are increasingly eager to take corrective measures because…

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  • Photo of Brexit costs region its voice

    Brexit costs region its voice

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will lose “an important voice” as a result of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union (EU), Prime Minister Freundel Stuart said today. He made the observation as he expressed “great concern” about the EU’s move to adopt a “differentiation” principle to determine support for the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. Stuart, who was addressing…

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  • Photo of Caribbean countries to make climate-friendly cooling bankable

    Caribbean countries to make climate-friendly cooling bankable

    More than 50 policy-makers, bankers and project developers from the Region, gathered in St. Kitts and Nevis September 12-15, to discuss and enhance their knowledge on diverse approaches to energy efficiency in the cooling sector. Participants from 15 Caribbean countries attended the two workshops. The training was intended to further mainstream the integration of energy efficiency solutions in the cooling…

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