Energy Exhibition Opens At UWI

Joy Springer Top Stories

Government has welcomed the opportunity to benefit from the experiences of Germany in respect of its transition to renewable energy and energy efficiency. Speaking at the opening of the German Energy Transition Travelling Exhibition at the Cave Hill Campus, UWI on Monday, Senator Harcourt Husbands, Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, lauded Germany’s record of 85 per cent of …

CARICOM Energy Personality Award

Joy Springer Ministry News

The CARICOM Secretariat invites nominations for the , which will recognise an individual who is considered a champion of a sustainable future for the Caribbean. The award, which is open to all CARICOM nationals and citizens, seeks to honour outstanding contributions in areas that promote renewable energy, energy efficiency and conservation, rural electrification and energy access. Nominations will be judged …

Study To Assess OTEC Potential

Joy Springer Ministry News

A prefeasibility study to assess the commercial potential of Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) will be carried out in Barbados next year. This was revealed by Senator Darcy Boyce recently, in an address to an audience participating in the Caribbean Water-Energy Nexus Dialogue hosted by the Organisation of American States (OAS). Senator Boyce disclosed that the study would assess the …

Study On Solar Water Heating Sector

Sharon Austin Top Stories

A study will be commissioned shortly to analyse the state of the Solar Water Heating Sector, in an effort to determine what further assistance Government can provide to increase the penetration rate. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart made the disclosure today while delivering the feature address at the Sustainable Energy Independence in the Caribbean: Making It Happen Conference, at the Lloyd …

Discussion On Energy Policy Soon

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Barbados’ draft National Energy Policy will be reviewed by Cabinet and should soon be presented to the public for discussion. This disclosure came today from Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, as he delivered the feature address at the opening of the two-day Sustainable Energy Independence in the Caribbean: Making It Happen Conference, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. Mr. Stuart said …

Barbados Reducing Fossil Fuels Dependence

Theresa Blackman Top Stories

Barbados is continuing the trend of becoming more energy efficient as a means of reducing its dependency on expensive fossil fuels. And, Industry Minister, Donville Inniss, has stated that Government is still committed to focusing on sustainable energy technologies, as well as on the promotion of energy conservation. He made these comments today at a joint press conference at the …

Energy Sector Poised For Growth

Kathyann Husbands Ministry News

Programme Officer in the HRDS Unit of the Ministry of Labour, Moreen Bowen, discussing the update of BARSOC with local consultants Shane Howell (centre) and Peter Downes of Profiles Caribbean Inc. (C.Pitt/BGIS) The energy sector is poised for significant growth, which could increase avenues for employment in the future. This was revealed recently by Chief Operations Officer (COO) of Profiles …