CDF and CCREEE Jointly Launch Facilities to Support the Development and Financing of Sustainable Energy Projects in the Caribbean Community

2022-03-23T02:42:31+00:00

Wednesday, 25 November 2020 | Bridgetown, Barbados – The CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) and the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) today strengthened their partnership when the two regional institutions jointly launched two facilities intended to support sustainable energy projects within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). The launch – held under the theme, “Accelerating Sustainable Energy Solutions: From Ideas to Investments” – featured the CCREEE Project Preparation Facility (PPF) and the Credit Risk Abatement Facility (CRAF), an intervention of the CARICOM Development Fund (CDF). The CCREEE PPF is established with a view to tackle barriers to the development of [...]

CDF and CCREEE Jointly Launch Facilities to Support the Development and Financing of Sustainable Energy Projects in the Caribbean Community2022-03-23T02:42:31+00:00

TAPSEC to Host Free Virtual Training for Financial Institutions in Evaluating Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Investments

2022-03-23T02:38:01+00:00

TAPSEC to Host Free Virtual Training for Financial Institutions in Evaluating Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Investments July 22, 2020 – Georgetown, Guyana The Technical Assistance Programme for Sustainable Energy in the Caribbean (TAPSEC) is hosting a free two-day online training on “Evaluating Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Investments in the Caribbean” from July 23-24, 2020. The training, hosted on Microsoft TEAMS, runs daily from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Aimed at enabling financial institutions with tools to boost renewable energy technology projects, the training will expose participants to the techniques employed in evaluating renewable energy technology projects for access to financing using [...]

TAPSEC to Host Free Virtual Training for Financial Institutions in Evaluating Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Investments2022-03-23T02:38:01+00:00

YOUTH TAKE CENTRE STAGE AT CARICOM ENERGY MONTH ACTIVITIES CONTINUE

2022-03-23T02:32:04+00:00

Wednesday, 11 November 2020 | Bridgetown, Barbados – Under the theme, “YOUth at the Centre of CARICOM’s Energy Future”, young people from across CARICOM member states will join energy experts, thought leaders and policymakers at the CARICOM Energy Month (#CEM2020) Virtual Youth Forum set to take place on Friday 13 November 2020 at 1 PM AST. The event is a collaboration between the CARICOM Secretariat, the UK Government, the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) and the Technical Assistance Programme for Sustainable Energy in the Caribbean (TAPSEC). Aimed at young people ages 15-35, the organisers are seeking to [...]

YOUTH TAKE CENTRE STAGE AT CARICOM ENERGY MONTH ACTIVITIES CONTINUE2022-03-23T02:32:04+00:00

Energy Finance, Technology and Capacity at Centre of CARICOM Energy Month Launch as Experts Discuss Path to Sustainable, Climate-Resilient Future for the Region

2022-03-23T02:25:25+00:00

Monday, 02 November 2020 | Georgetown, Guyana – Under the theme “A RE-silient Community: Energy at the Centre”, CARICOM Energy Month got underway on 2 November with a virtual regional launch in the form of a panel discussion. The 2020 launch was held by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat’s Energy Unit in collaboration with the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE), the Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation (CARILEC), along with the European Union (EU) and the German Federal Ministry of Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ) funded Technical Assistance Programme for Sustainable Energy in the Caribbean (TAPSEC). Tobagonian media [...]

Energy Finance, Technology and Capacity at Centre of CARICOM Energy Month Launch as Experts Discuss Path to Sustainable, Climate-Resilient Future for the Region2022-03-23T02:25:25+00:00

Virtual Panel Discussion to launch CARICOM Energy Month

2022-03-23T02:21:39+00:00

Friday, 30 October 2020 | Bridgetown, Barbados The fifth observance of CARICOM Energy Month (CEM) will be launched on 2 November under the theme ‘A RE-silient Community: Energy at the Centre’. Each November, the spotlight is placed on energy as part of efforts to raise awareness of what is occurring in the region as well as to increase general knowledge about the sector. The CARICOM Secretariat, the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE), along with the European Union and the German Federal Ministry of Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ) – funded by the Technical Assistance Programme for Sustainable [...]

Virtual Panel Discussion to launch CARICOM Energy Month2022-03-23T02:21:39+00:00

Saint Lucia Development Bank (SLDB) becomes the first Financing Partner of the Credit Risk Abatement Facility (CRAF) to benefit SMEs

2022-03-24T18:04:30+00:00

The Caribbean region is set to benefit from significant investments in Renewable Energy (RE) and Energy Efficiency (EE) projects, with the rollout of the Credit Risk Abatement Facility (CRAF), a product of the CARICOM Development Fund (CDF), aimed at incentivizing investments in Small and Medium-Size Enterprises (SMEs), advancing RE and EE projects. On April 28th, 2021, the CDF signed its first Master Guarantee Agreement, to provide partial credit guarantee, through the CRAF, with the St Lucia Development Bank. This move is expected to boost investments in projects advancing the use of photovoltaic systems, efficient air conditioning and lighting systems. This joint [...]

Saint Lucia Development Bank (SLDB) becomes the first Financing Partner of the Credit Risk Abatement Facility (CRAF) to benefit SMEs2022-03-24T18:04:30+00:00

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The Technical Assistance Programme for Sustainable Energy in the Caribbean (TAPSEC) aims to support the region’s transition to a low-carbon, sustainable and climate-compatible development pathway, by increasing and improving access to modern, affordable and sustainable energy services.

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