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Sustainable Energy & Development News VOL.1 MAY 2013

THE MONTHLY REVIEW OF SUSTAINABLE ENERGY & DEVELOPMENT NEWS IN THE CARIBBEAN FROM THE REGION�S LEADING INFORMATION PLATFORMS.

This publication is prepared by the Caribbean Energy Information System. What’s Happening Now Across The Region... LED Source Continues Expansion, Opens First Caribbean Location With an increasing number of property owners looking to cut costs and operate more efficiently, the demand for LED lighting continues to grow. As a result, Wellington, Fla. based LED Source, the first and only franchisor of LED lighting, is expanding rapidly. This summer, the company will open its first location outside North America on the island of Dominica in the Caribbean. Read more Caribbean Conservation and Renewable Energy Initiatives Get $64 Million Fund Fifteen Caribbean governments and 17 corporations have made a $64 million funding commitment to help preserve the marine and coastal environment of the Caribbean. Read more ISO 50001 Energy Management Standard Electrifies the Caribbean With an average daily production of 1000 barrels per day of crude oil and an estimated daily consumption of 9000 barrels per day, Barbados is a net importer of petroleum products. This leaves a shortfall for which the Government must use critical foreign exchange to purchase oil on the international market. Read more


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12th World Wind Energy Conference & Renewable Energy Exhibition WWEC2013 “Opening Doors to Caribbean Winds” Havana, Cuba, 3-5 June 2013

31-5-2013 ||Caribbean to Benefit from German Aid for Projects Through 2018 Germany will focus on providing assistance to the Caribbean in areas of climate change, renewable energy and energy efficiency, and natural resources management and biodiversity, according to its assistance programme for the period ending 2018. Read more 31-5-2013 || Energy Solutions Expo for MoBay Western Jamaicans wanting to explore business opportunities in the island’s energy sector are being facilitated at an Energy Panel Discussion and Exhibition titled ‘Energy Entrepreneurship for National Economic Growth’ on Thursday, June 6 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall. Read more

CaribDA “Water Reuse Workshop” June 7, 2013 St. Maarten

30-5-2013 || Cuba to Present Experiences in Global Wind Power Conference Cuba will show its progress in World Wind Energy Conference and Renewable Energy Exhibition WWEC-2013 in Havana, from June 3 to 5, with a special focus on the Caribbean and Central America. Read more

2nd Annual Caribbean Gas Trading and Supply Conference 2013 June 25 - 26, 2013 The Hilton Trinidad, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

27-5-2013 ||Northern Power Systems Wind Turbines Survive Hurricane-Speed Winds With turbines operating in extreme wind regimes such as the Caribbean and northern Scotland, Northern Power Systems has announced that its fleet of gearless turbines that experience hurricane-speed winds has achieved 1 million run time hours, all without incident. That is equivalent to a cumulative 114 years of continuous, safe, highperformance operation. Read more

SPE Latin American and Caribbean Health, Safety, Social Responsibility, and Environment Conference June 26-27, 2013 Lima, Peru

27-5-2013 || Wind Power Finds a Toehold in Green-Minded Nevis When it comes to generating clean energy and reducing costs, the tiny Caribbean island of Nevis considers itself the leader within the ninemember Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). Read more


Metering Latin America 2013 August 27-29, 2013 Transamerica Expo Centre, São Paulo, Brazil Caribbean Tourism: The Energy Forum (CTEF) September 2013 Punta Cana, Dominican Republic CREF 2013 October 9 - 11, 2013 The Westin Resort and Casino Aruba

24-5-2013 ||Saint Lucia Signs Up for the Carbon War Room’s ‘Ten Island Renewable Challenge’ Saint Lucia announced its intention to move towards a clean energy future by becoming the next economy to join Carbon War Room’s Ten Island Challenge, at the Caribbean Conservation Summit held on Necker Island, co-hosted by Sir Richard Branson, the Prime Minister of Grenada, and Premier of the British Virgin Islands. Read more 22-5-2013 ||Gov’t Promises Cheaper Bills as it Intensifies Push Towards Renewable Energy Claiming that many residents are still ‘crying out’ against relatively high electricity bills, Communications Minister Mark Vanterpool has reaffirmed the government’s push towards renewable energy sources. Read more 22-5-2013 ||Summary of Results from first Geothermal Drilling Well Released The Government of Montserrat has released the first official report on the findings of the Geothermal assessment conducted by Dr Graham A. Ryan of the Institute of Earth Science and Engineering, University of Auckland in New Zealand. Read more 20-5-2013 ||Solar Energy Pilot Project for Schools this September The Government is installing solar electricity in schools as part of efforts to cut energy bills. Education Minister Ronald Thwaites has indicated that a pilot project is to begin this September. Read more 17-5-2013 || Sir Richard Branson Urges Islands to Transition to Clean Energy as Foundation for Marine Conservation Saint Lucia announced its intention to move towards a clean energy future by becoming the next pioneering economy to join Carbon War Room’s Ten Island Challenge, today at the Caribbean Conservation Summit held on Necker Island, co-hosted by Sir Richard Branson, the Prime Minister of Grenada, and Premier of the British Virgin Islands. Read more 17-5-2013 || Montserrat Completes First Geothermal Well, Readies to Drill Second Drilling has reached the “desired depth” for completion on Montserrat’s first geothermal well, the government announced this week. In four weeks, the drilling team will test to determine the capacity of the well to generate geothermal energy. Read more 16-5-2013 || Suriname Looks into Solar Energy for its Remote Communities Suriname’s Government has announced that it will be investing in solar energy to bring electricity to remote communities across the country. Read more 14-5-2013 || More Positive Indicators of Geothermal Energy on Montserrat More positive indicators… as drilling for geothermal energy in the first well in the Cork Hill/Weekes’ area have now been completed. Director of Public Works Ron Beardsley says the drilling contractor have recorded temperatures as high as 150 degrees centigrade. Read more


REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS, EXPRESSIONS OF INTERESTS & INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES: The 11th EDF Fixed At 30.5 Billion Euros NDF Energy Efficiency Guarantee Fund and Technical Assistance Fund CIF Calls For Proposals That Involve The Private Sector In REDD+ And Climate Resilience

REPORTS An Assessment Of The Economic And Social Impacts Of Climate Change On The Energy Sector In The Caribbean Consultancy Report: Study On The Identification Of Potential Project Portfolios Associated To Programmatic CDM And NAMAs In Jamaica

13-5-2013 || Tambearly Takes New Providence Lead on Solar Installations Tambearly School has become the first New Providence-based school to install “significant” solar power panels that provide a collective 39 kilowatt (Kw) output. Jerome Fitzgerald, the minister of education, this week applauded the move at the Westridge-based school, adding: “Tambearly students should be extremely proud to be the first school in New Providence to install significant solar power. Read more 10-5-2013 || Businessmen in Guyana being Encouraged to Look at Biomass BIOMASS energy is energy that is derived from the use of biological sources such as manure, industrial waste such as sugar cane stalk fibre (bagasse) from sugar factories, sawdust from sawmills, rice husk from rice mills and landfill garbage as a source of electrical power. Read more 10-5-2013 || Solar Rooftop Project (St. Kitts and Nevis) The Ministry of Energy is in the final stages of implementing a solar rooftop project that could almost completely eliminate electricity costs. Permanent Secretary, Lenrick Lake told ZIZ that this project would do the most good to persons who burn less than 250 units a month. Read more 9-5-2013 ||Cuba to Host Workshop on Renewable Energy Sources Promoting sustainable energy and socioeconomic development based on renewable sources and respect for the environment will be objectives of the 11th International Workshop Cubasolar, scheduled for April 2014. Read more 9-5-2013 ||British High Commission Presents Cheque to Barbados School Greening efforts from staff at the British High Commission (BHC) in Barbados have resulted in the presentation of a cheque for $800 by Lord Wallace of Tankerness to a local school for children with hearing and visual disabilities. Read more 6-5-2013 || Effective, Inexpensive Concrete Made with Ash from Olive Residue The concrete manufacturing process.University of Granada researchers have successfully manufactured self-compacting concrete using ash from the combustion of olive pruning residue pellets. Due to its plasticity and cohesion, this type of concrete needs no compaction when used in construction and has many advantages over conventional concrete, resulting in considerable savings of time and money. Read more 2-5-2013 || Hydropower in Guyana: Shrouded in Secrecy Guyanese have long dreamed of harnessing their powerful rivers for hydroelectricity. Instead, they rely on imported oil for intermittent and expensive power. Now the government wants to move forward with an $840m project at Amaila Falls, deep in the forested interior. At full capacity of 165MW, it could supply more power than Guyana’s present needs. Read more


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MAY 2013 IN REVIEW

BE IN THE KNOW ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY, ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE 29-5-2013 ||Govt aid for utility bills goes up In an attempt to assist more people with paying their electricity bills, Cabinet yesterday agreed to increase the limit of power consumption under the Utilities Assistance Programme. Read more 26-5-2013 ||Grenada pilot project to focus on reducing energy bills A rural community with more than 400 residents will be used to pilot a project aimed at reducing electricity bills. Read more

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24-5-2013 ||Nuclear Technology The Way To Boost Energy Security – Henry Veteran Parliamentarian Mike Henry has lent his support to the call for Jamaica to embrace nuclear technology to help boost energy security. Read more 24-5-2013 || Environmental Measures For Logistics Hub Initiative Being Considered Industry, Investment and Commerce Minister, Hon. Anthony Hylton, considered, as the Government moves forward with development plans for the Global Logistics Hub initiative. Read morev 22-5-2013 ||JPS, ATL Partner on Energy-Saving Retail Products The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) and appliance giants Appliance Traders Limited (ATL) have partnered to provide energy-saving products and services to customers. Read more 16-5-2013||Regional body launches climate change project The European Union has given a grant of 8.6 million euros to support a regional project to improve Caribbean food security in the context of climate change.Read more


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10-5-2013 || Consumers Encouraged To Conserve Energy As of this month end, citizens of St. Kitts will notice a marked reduction in the overall cost of their electricity, due to conservation practices. Read more 10-5-2013|| St Lucia Begins LED Street Light Project St Lucia has begun a pilot project aimed at replacing the country’s street lights with Light Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs. The government said it was part of an effort to reduce its utility bills, which reach around $7 million for street lights alone each year. Read more 10-5-2013 || Why Employees In Ja’s Largest Corporations Keep The Nation’s Energy Bill High There is so much talk and slow action about implementing alternative energy sources these days. Without a doubt, Jamaica will benefit from any decrease in cost for energy, but has anybody stopped to think of what will happen if we do not formulate firm strategies to manage consumption in all spheres of our daily life? Read more 3-5-2013 ||Energy-Bill Reduction Falls Short Of Target THE TARGETED reduction of the consumption of energy within the public sector last year failed to meet the announced objective, falling short by two thirds. Read more 3-5-2013|| $360 MILLION PROVIDED FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROJECTS The Government, through the Development of Bank of Jamaica (DBJ), has made some $360 million in loans available for the implementation of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects across various sectors. Read more 2-5-2013 ||Aiming To Conserve Energy, Antigua Turns To Its Residents In drought-plagued Antigua, where water and energy top the list of most precious resources, one campaign is encouraging islanders to conserve both of these commodities. Read more 1-5-2013|| Jamaica Lifts Duty on Energy Efficiency Technology The Jamaican Observer reports that more energy efficiency and renewable energy devices can now be imported into Jamaica duty free – which will boost energy efficiency across the island. Read more Content Administrator, CIPORE Caribbean Energy Information System (CEIS), Scientific Research Council (SRC), Hope Gardens, Kingston 6, Jamaica W.I. 876-927-1779(w) | 876-977-1840(f) | ceis@src-jamaica.org www.ceis-caribenergy.org www.src-jamaica.org


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Sustainable Energy & Development News May 2013  

THE MONTHLY REVIEW OF SUSTAINABLE ENERGY & DEVELOPMENT NEWS IN THE CARIBBEAN FROM THE REGION'S LEADING INFORMATION PLATFORMS.

Sustainable Energy & Development News May 2013  

THE MONTHLY REVIEW OF SUSTAINABLE ENERGY & DEVELOPMENT NEWS IN THE CARIBBEAN FROM THE REGION'S LEADING INFORMATION PLATFORMS.

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