Independent Power Producers Licences Next Year

Joy Springer Top Stories

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

Julie Carrington Top Stories

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

Cathy Lashley Top Stories

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 …

Gov’t Signs US $34 Million IDB Loan

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Government and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) have signed a US $34 million loan agreement to finance a project to use cleaner fuels and renewable energy in Barbados. Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Christopher Sinckler, and IDB Representative, Juan Carlos De La Hoz Viñas, signed the document on Wednesday at Government Headquarters. Mr. Sinckler said the programme would be …

Game Shows On Renewable Energy

Joy Springer Ministry News

The Division of Energy, in association with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), is hosting a series of game show nights aimed at increasing public awareness of renewable energy and energy security issues in Barbados. Dubbed the Flip The Switch Challenge, the activity is being held at schools and community centres around the island. Interested persons are invited to visit …

Solar House To Be Open At Agrofest

Joy Springer Ministry News

The Division of Energy will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the construction of its Solar House in Queen’s Park by opening it up for public viewing during Agrofest from Friday, February 24 to Sunday, February 26. Patrons are invited to visit the solar house and participate in a number of activities, including a “Flip-The-Switch” competition and real-time analysis of photovoltaic …

Italian Projects In The Pipeline

Malissa Brathwaite Top Stories

Barbados and Italy are seeking to forge stronger ties by collaborating on a series of projects across the island’s renewable energy, commerce and fashion sectors. The upcoming projects were outlined recently, when Italy’s Special Envoy for the Caribbean, Paolo Serpi; and that country’s Honorary Consul for Barbados, Paola Baldi, paid a courtesy call on Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and …

Renewable Energy Lecture Dec. 8

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

The Renewable Energy Revolution: Empowering the Future Barbados is the topic of the 12th Annual Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic (SJPP) Memorial Lecture, which comes off on Thursday, December 8. Attorney-at-law and President of the Barbados Renewable Energy Association, Aidan Rogers, will deliver the lecture in the Auditorium of the SJPP, from 7:00 p.m. Members of the public are invited to …