Offshore Exploration To Start Soon

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Exploration of Barbados’ potential offshore petroleum resources is expected to begin within the next year. Speaking in Trinidad last week at a regional symposium on Strengthening CARICOM Energy Collaboration, Minister with responsibility for Energy, Senator Darcy Boyce stated that Barbados had successfully negotiated exploration licences for two blocks within BHP Billiton and had awarded another block to Repsol. He revealed: …

Energy Division Closed Tomorrow

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The public is advised that the offices of the Division of Energy and Telecommunications at Trinity Business Centre, Country Road, St. Michael and Gun Hill, St. George, will be closed tomorrow, Friday, February 16, to allow staff to attend a function. The Division apologises for any inconvenience caused. joycspring@gmail.com See also: READ MORE High And Magistrates’ Courts Closed anemptytextlline READ …

New Petroleum Prices From Midnight

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Consumers will pay less for gasoline, and more for diesel, kerosene and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), from midnight, Sunday, February 4. The retail price of gasoline will move from Bds$3.35 per litre to $3.29, a decrease of six cents per litre. The price of diesel will move from Bds$2.57 to $2.63, six cents more. Kerosene will now retail at $1.43 …

St. Lucy Primary Schools Going Green

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Half Moon Fort Primary and Selah Primary in St. Lucy are the two most recent primary schools which are trying to bring their energy consumption to zero. This information was disclosed today during official ceremonies at the schools to handover photovoltaic (PV) systems from Barbadian owned green energy company, Future Energy Caribbean Inc., under the Net Zero Energy Project. The …

Primary Schools 100% Solar Powered

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Bayley’s and St. Catherine’s Primary Schools, both in St. Philip, today became the first Government-owned buildings to be powered solely by solar energy. As part of its activities for CARICOM Energy Month, the Division of Energy officially handed over the solar photovoltaic systems during ceremonies at the schools. Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Senator Harcourt Husbands, told the …

German Energy Exhibition Nov. 27

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As part of the activities for CARICOM Energy Month, a travelling German energy exhibition will be mounted at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, from November 27 to December 2. The exhibition will be open to public viewing from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. It is educational in nature and seeks to highlight Germany’s transition …

Independent Power Producers Licences Next Year

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Independent power producers interested in supplying electricity to the national grid will be able to apply for licences by early in the New Year. Minister with responsibility for Energy, Senator Darcy Boyce, disclosed this today and added that recommendations on licensing systems for these producers should be in hand by the end of the year. He further revealed that proposals …

New Petrol Prices From Midnight Sunday

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Effective midnight, Sunday, March 5, the price of gasoline will decrease and the prices of diesel and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) will increase. According to a statement from the Division of Energy, the retail price of gasoline will fall from $2.98 to $2.96 a litre, a decrease of two cents. The price of diesel will increase by four cents from …

Live Streaming Of Energy Meeting

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The Division of Energy and Telecommunications will live stream its town hall meeting to discuss the Interim Draft National Energy Policy for Barbados on Monday, February 27, on its Facebook page Energy Efficient Barbados. The town hall meeting, which will take place at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael, begins at 6:00 p.m. Discussion will be …