Great Potential For Local Energy Sector

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Providing a continuous supply of safe and reliable energy, especially with the advent of electricity from alternative and renewable sources, has placed the Ministry of Energy and Water Resources in an enviable position. Minister Wilfred Abrahams made this statement during the Barbados’ Light and Power (BL&P) Third Energy Talks under the theme: Seizing The Future Choosing Our Destiny, last evening …

Renewable Energy Goals Can Benefit BWA

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The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) stands to benefit significantly from a reduction in operating costs, if Government’s target of 100 per cent renewable energy is reached by 2030, since it now spends about BDS$2.2 million per month in electricity costs. Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Wilfred Abrahams, made this disclosure, as he addressed the Barbados Association of Professional Engineers …

Full Support Needed To Achieve 2030 Goal

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Government’s efforts alone cannot attain the goal of achieving 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030. Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Wilfred Abrahams, stressed this point today, during his address at the Barbados Association of Professional Engineers Seminar ‘100 Renewables by 2030?’, at the Savannah Hotel, Hastings, Christ Church. “There is no time now for loitering on the steps …

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 …

BWA’s Solar Energy Push

Nya Phillips Top Stories

The Barbados Water Authority’s (BWA) thrust towards renewable energy is a key element of its transformation, as it seeks to further enhance its overall operations and service to customers. That was the view expressed by Minister of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management, Dr. David Estwick, as he addressed the recent launch of the BWA/United Arab Emirates renewable energy …

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 …

More Input Required On Draft REEBC

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

There is a need to have more “buy in” from Barbadians on the draft Regional Energy-Efficient Building Code (REEBC), a document being developed by member States through the CARICOM Regional Organization for Standards and Quality (CROSQ). Technical Officer with the Barbados National Standards Institution (BNSI), Johnathan Platt, emphasised this on Monday, while addressing media representatives who attended the national consultation …

New Stamp Issue On Renewable Energy

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

The Barbados Postal Service (BPS) will release a new Commemorative Issue focusing on Renewable Energy next Monday, November 6. The issue will feature a set of four stamps and a First Day Cover. The denominations for the four stamps are – Barbados Light & Power Mega Solar Farm, 10 cents; Solar Commercial Water Heater, 65 cents; Portvale Factory – Bagasse, $1.80; …

Gov’t Committed To Renewable Energy

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Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, has reiterated government’s commitment to renewable energy. He made this assertion while pointing out that continuous use of fossil fuels was not sustainable at the official launch of the Small Business Association’s Solar Transport Project in National Heroes Square, The City, last Friday. The Minister of Commerce told …

CCREEE To Be Established In Barbados

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A Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) is being established in Barbados to support and coordinate the execution of regional renewable energy and energy efficiency projects and programmes. CARICOM Heads of Government signed the agreement to establish the centre on Thursday, during the final Business Session of the Thirty-Eighth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of …