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NWA Wins Energy Competition

The National Works Agency (NWA) has copped the number-one spot in the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica’s (PCJ) Government of Jamaica Energy Champion Competition, winning $1 million.   eGov Jamaica Limited took second place and won a $650,000 prize package, while the Ministry of Finance and Public Service placed third, winning $350,000.   Launched in September […]

Energy Efficiency Is Least-Cost Means To Limit Global Warming

November 30, 2015           An authoritative new study released earlier this week from a consortium of groups led by Fraunhaufer ISI, a German think tank, and funded by ClimateWorks shows how energy efficiency can be a low-cost pathway to keeping global warming to the critical 2 degrees centigrade mark. The report, […]

The Caribbean Policy Research Institute’s

November 15, 2015       The Caribbean Policy Research Institute’s (CaPRI’s) is pleased to announce the launch of its online energy databases. Project developers and businesses will find the Finance database useful to search for sources of financing for their renewable energy projects and can use the Incentives Database to identify applicable incentives. Further, […]

Antigua and Barbuda Developing its Solar Energy Sector

November 7, 2015         ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The Antigua and Barbuda government says the first phase of a  10 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaics project has been completed as it develops the island’s renewable energy potential and improve the delivery of energy services to the population. Tourism, Economic Development Investment and Energy […]

CDB and European Investment Bank agree to Work on Climate Change and Energy Issues

Bridgetwown, Barbados – Officials from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the European Investment Bank (EIB), signed a Letter of Intent formalizing their intention to work together in the future to address pressing issues relating to climate change, renewable energy and energy efficiency. The signing took place at CDB’s offices in Barbados, and was part […]

Cuba Eliminates Ozone-Layer-Exhausting Substances

October 5, 2015       Havana (Prensa Latina) Cuban experts are giving the final touches a plant with Japanese technology to destroy substances that exhaust the ozone layer (OLES), the fragile gas stratus that prevents the Sun’s ultraviolet radiation from damaging life on Earth. Master of Science Natacha Figueredo, from the Cuban Technical Office […]

The Heat Is On!

June 23, 2015     Global warming exists without question.  Our global temperature is rising (albeit very slowly).  The contention lies in whether blame ought to be assigned to humans (the so-called Anthropomorphic Global Warming, or AGW), to natural causes, or in point of fact, whether there is any blame to be had. People have […]

Supporting Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Gulf Countries to Increase Competitiveness

May 28, 2015   MUSCAT, May 28, 2015— Government officials, international experts and development practitioners agreed that energy efficiency and renewable energy investments have the potential to build resilient economies of the GCC. The Forum, hosted by Oman and organized by the World Bank and the first of its kind in the Gulf Countries, examined […]

Island Grill Goes Green

  Not only are the new boxes good for the environment, they are also leak proof and biodegradable     The Island Grill chain of restaurants has gone green with its new biodegradable containers. In an interview with founder and CEO Thalia Lyn, she explained to Food that Jamaicans have to start caring for our environment. […]

Green Space Created at KPH

    Photo by: Contributed Volunteers take a break from preparing a green area at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH-May 25).     The Labour Day project was organised by the Friends of KPH in collaboration with the Kingston Chapter of the Lay Magistrates Association, the Kiwanis Club of New Kingston, and MPM Waste Management Ltd. […]