Cuba

A light emerging in Cuba: wisdom

The call for Programs and Projects for Science, Technology and Innovation (CTI) was a revelatory event this year in Cuba, because the growth of knowledge is a key success factor to achieve a modern and efficient society. The call will run until 2016 and its projection is closely linked to the strategic progress in the […]

Cuba looks beyond US for wind alliances

Cuba’s government has set itself the target of supplying 24% of its electricity needs from renewables by 2030 as part of a plan to attract foreign investment. The Gibara wind project uses Goldwind turbines Renewables currently only provide 4%, with wind contributing 0.1%. Cuba’s wind capacity totals just 11.7MW installed in four projects. Development has […]

Uruguay and Cuba Specialists Receive Training on Gender and Climate Change

Drafting IPS Cuba The workshops sought to raise awareness of climate change and gender , both articulate issues and exchange best practices . ( Media credit: Jorge Luis Baños / IPS) A seminar convened in Montevideo professionals from different fields of science and communication. HAVANA (IPS) – Knowledge of droughts, floods and climate change and […]

Antigua weighs high cost of fossil fuels

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, July 28, 2014 (IPS) – Caught between its quest to grow the economy, create jobs and cut electricity costs, and the negative impacts associated with building an oil refinery, the Antigua and Barbuda government is looking to a mix of clean energy and fossil fuels to address its energy needs. Venezuela’s Ambassador […]

Environmental Awareness of Coastal Ecosystems Promoted in Cuba

Matanzas, Cuba, Jun 13.- Specialists are working to reduce the effects of climate change on Cuban coastal areas by increasing the culture of environmental awareness in communities and educational institutions, an official said today. Justino Baro, coordinator of the Municipal Integrated Coastal Management Group of Matanzas (JMICM), explained that this kind of education is a […]

Cuba Sets Up Climate Change National Group

HAVANA, Cuba, May (acn) Cuban institutions and government agencies comprise the Climate Change National Group to evaluate adaptation and mitigation measures against extreme natural events, an expert on the subject reported in this city. The Ministries of Science, Technology and Environment, Agriculture, Education and Higher Education, Industries, as well as Transport and Construction are represented […]

Camagüey to Assess the Preservation Status of its Nature

Camagüey, May 15 – On the occasion of the World Environment Day, Camagüey will pay special attention on holding over 20 scientific events in a bid to evaluate the conditions on which its nature is preserved. The events namely deal with natural protected areas, comprehensive coastal handling, drainage areas, the sustainable exploitation of its soils […]

Untimely Rains Hit Cuban Tobacco Harvest

Ivet González, IPS Cuba   SAN JUAN Y MARTÍNEZ (IPS) — Near the close of the harvest , local people in the Cuban municipality of San Juan y Martínez, which boasts the finest tobacco plantations in the world, are seeing their hopes of a plentiful season dashed by unexpected winter rains. “It’s been a bad […]

Britain boosts cooperation in energy, agriculture with Cuba

A high-ranking British official voiced his country’s interests in boosting cooperation in energy and agriculture with Cuba on Wednesday, the second day of the Business Forum being held in Havana, according to the Cuban News Agency (ACN). Brian Wilson, business ambassador of the British Trade and Investment Office (UKTI) and president of the Britain-owned Havana […]

Cuban Electronic Components Factory Widens Production

Pinar del Rio, Cuba, Jan 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Ernesto Guevara Electronic Components Complex, a place where the only solar panel plant works in the island of Cuba, diversifies its production, with the reopening of the line dedicated to the obtention of energy supporting sources for computers, said their officials here Wednesday. With a capacity […]