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  • Photo of TAPSEC Hosts Free Virtual Training for Financial Institutions in Evaluating Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency Investments

    TAPSEC Hosts Free Virtual Training for Financial Institutions in Evaluating Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency Investments

    The Technical Assistance Programme for Sustainable Energy in the Caribbean (TAPSEC) is hosting a free two-day online training on “Evaluating Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Investments in the Caribbean” from July 23-24, 2020. The training, hosted on Microsoft TEAMS, runs daily from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Aimed at enabling financial institutions with tools to boost renewable energy technology projects, the training…

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  • Photo of INNOVATION, OPPORTUNITIES AND THE CARIBBEAN REALITY – CONSIDERATIONS FOR A REGIONAL ELECTRIC VEHICLE STRATEGY

    INNOVATION, OPPORTUNITIES AND THE CARIBBEAN REALITY – CONSIDERATIONS FOR A REGIONAL ELECTRIC VEHICLE STRATEGY

    Tuesday, 16 June 2020 10.30 am – 12.00 pm (EST) on the Caribbean Renewable Energy Community (CAREC) Platform Antecedents In anticipation of a surge in electric vehicle (EV) deployment, in 2018, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat convened the Regional Electric Vehicle Working Group as a forum through which governments, worked alongside leading regional and national actors to share experiences, lessons…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat, CCREEE Launch Energy Innovation Challenge

    CARICOM Secretariat, CCREEE Launch Energy Innovation Challenge

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat and the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) have launched the CARICOM Energy Innovation Challenge. The Challenge – which is open to teams of primary and secondary school students – invites submissions detailing students’ interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) and the importance of a STEAM lab to…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat Headquarters going solar

    CARICOM Secretariat Headquarters going solar

    The CARICOM Secretariat is moving towards 100 percent renewable energy for its Headquarters Building in Georgetown Guyana, with construction of a Photovoltaic Power Generation System set to commence on Monday 20 January 2020. The Project is part of a wider initiative called ‘The Introduction of Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation System in Guyana and CARICOM’, being financed by the Government…

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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 CARICOM to get German support for Marine Protection

    CARICOM to get German support for Marine Protection

    Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and Germany’s new Ambassador to (CARICOM) His Excellency Holger Michael signed an agreement totalling 25,700,000 euros on Monday for a Sustainable Financing Mechanism for Marine Protection in the Region. Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and Ambassador Holger Michael signed Financing Agreement Ambassador LaRocque had minutes earlier at the Secretariat’s Georgetown, Guyana headquarters received…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG calls for new model for development finance

    CARICOM SG calls for new model for development finance

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) believes that a new model for development finance needs to be considered. Speaking during the accreditation ceremony for the new Swedish Ambassador to the Community on Wednesday at the CARICOM Secretariat’s, Turkeyen, Guyana headquarters, CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque stated that GDP per capita should not be the principal measurement used in determining the development status…

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  • Photo of CARICOM and Switzerland – a potential model for north-south cooperation

    CARICOM and Switzerland – a potential model for north-south cooperation

    Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community Ambassador Irwin La Rocque accepted the Letters of Credence of His Excellency  Didier Chassot, Plenipotentiary Representative of Switzerland to CARICOM on 6 February 2017, deepening CARICOM’s relationship with Switzerland.   In indicating his aspiration for a concrete programme of cooperation, Amb. LaRocque identified environmental protection, renewable energy, financial services, tourism and agri-business as areas of…

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  • Stakeholders want CARICOM Heads of Government to meet on energy

    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 to the transition to renewables. The general thinking at the Fifth Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum (CSEF V) held from 23 – 25 January, 2017, in The Bahamas, was that while there…

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  • Photo of Agriculture, climate change, renewable energy to benefit as IDB carves out $13B for lending

    Agriculture, climate change, renewable energy to benefit as IDB carves out $13B for lending

    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 earmarked for agriculture, climate change and renewable energy projects. Speaking here Monday night at the opening of the fifth Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum (CSEF), Executive Director of the…

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