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1107, 2022

Determination and Innovation at the Core of the Commitment to Solar Energy Heating

By |July 11th, 2022|Categories: Energy Personality Series|

Forty-seven years is a long time to remain committed to any cause, let alone one that began as a virtually unknown concept. To develop that cause to the point of not only regional, but global leadership requires a level of dedication that few can claim. James Husbands, Managing Director of Solar Dynamics Limited, can lay claim to a truly inspirational amount of dedication to the cause of sustainable energy.  The [...]

2403, 2022

Project Preparation Facility launches Public Sector Stream

By |March 24th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) welcomed CARICOM Governments developing clean energy projects to take advantage of the services offered by the Project Preparation Facility (PPF). CCREEE launched the Public Sector stream of the facility on May 4, 2021, six months after the launch of the PPF Private Sector Stream. The PPF supports investment and development of sustainable energy projects in the Regio by providing technical [...]

2403, 2022

CCREEE spotlights solar integration

By |March 24th, 2022|Categories: Article, Featured|

The Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE’s) continues to edify regional energy professionals through a virtual capacity building session on Solar Integration.  This session was a part of an Integrated Resource and Resilience Plan (IRRP) capacity building series aimed to strengthen energy planning throughout CARICOM. Lecturer in the Department of Physics at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona Campus, Dr. Randy Koon Koon led the [...]

2403, 2022

Innovative Approaches in Tertiary Education – The Case of the Master’s Degree in Sustainable Energy and Climate Change at the University of Technology, Jamaica

By |March 24th, 2022|Categories: Article, Featured|

The Regional Universities Networking (RUN) Webinar will enhance the engagement of the Network with each other and with external stakeholders, by providing a space for the exchange of ideas and facilitate collaborative dialogue. This RUN Webinar was led by Dr. Ruth Potopsingh Vice President with responsibility for Sustainable Energy at the University of Technology (UTech), Jamaica. View a live recording of the webinar here:

2403, 2022

Graduates laud LEAP training programme

By |March 24th, 2022|Categories: Article, Featured|

After eight weeks of intense instruction and practice, 123 energy professionals from 14 CARICOM member States graduated from the globally recognised Low Emissions Analysis Platform (LEAP) training programme. Upon completion, many of the graduates describe the programme as a transformative and empowering experience that has given them the tools to make meaningful contributions to CARICOM’s Energy transformation. The LEAP, a powerful software system for integrated energy planning and climate mitigation [...]

2403, 2022

Information Session: Supporting Sustainable Energy Investment Decisions

By |March 24th, 2022|Categories: Article, Featured|

Targeted towards the public sector, the session will feature two mechanisms within the CCREEE that support sustainable energy investment: the Project Preparation Facility’s (PPF) public sector stream and the CARICOM Energy Knowledge Hub’s (CEKH) Energy Report Cards (ERC). The PPF aims to support the development of bankable sustainable energy projects. The facility offers technical assistance, advisory services, and financial matchmaking to both the private and public sector. The facility commenced [...]

2403, 2022

Energy Storage Webinar

By |March 24th, 2022|Categories: Article, Featured|

Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) invites you to attend a capacity building session on Energy Storage, to be held virtually on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. AST. This presentation will provide a close examination of various technologies to support resilience and key considerations and best practices in design of resilient system, which could include focus primarily on storage. This session will be [...]

2403, 2022

Guyana’s Energy Conundrum: Opportunities and Challenges

By |March 24th, 2022|Categories: Article, Featured|

The Regional Universities Networking (RUN) Webinar will enhance the engagement of the Network with each other and with external stakeholders, by providing a space for the exchange of ideas and facilitate collaborative dialogue. This RUN webinar was led by Mr. Patrick Ketwaru, Lecturer in the Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Guyana (UG).

2403, 2022

RUN welcomes new Coordinator

By |March 24th, 2022|Categories: Article, Featured|

MS. ANGELIKA S. NAMDAR was appointed Coordinator of the CARICOM Regional Universities Network (RUN) on April 16th, 2021 for a period of one year. The RUN is established as a ‘network of excellence’ for research and education on sustainable energy and includes the participation of the national and the regional universities to enhance the engagement of the Network, with each other and with external stakeholders, by providing a space for [...]

2403, 2022

The Science of Storytelling: Dr. John Agard honoured as CARICOM Energy Personality; works towards a “coalition of the willing”

By |March 24th, 2022|Categories: Energy Personality Series|

In this feature, we present Dr. John Agard to the CARICOM Energy Personality Series. An accomplished Nobel Peace Prize winner, academic author, researcher, tertiary-level professor and independent advisor, it’s no surprise that Dr. John Agard is arguably one of the most prolific and sought-after scientists in the world and has been recognized by CARICOM for its Energy Personality Series 2020. A professor of Tropical Island Ecology, he has been appointed [...]

2403, 2022

CARICOM Energy Personality Series Ellsworth Dacon hits the right notes to explore the world of geothermal energy in St. Vincent and the Grenadines

By |March 24th, 2022|Categories: Energy Personality Series|

In this feature, we present Ellsworth Dacon to the CARICOM Energy Personality Series. A leader undeterred by seemingly insurmountable challenges, Ellsworth Dacon brings sense to dollars as St. Vincent and the Grenadines moves strategically towards sustainable living. As the Director of Energy, he has applied his nineteen-year experience within the field of energy to venture into widening the lens of public and private collaborations, while closing the gap of energy [...]

2403, 2022

CARICOM Energy Personality Series A Woman of Action: Manorma Soeknandan strengthens Suriname’s resolve towards energy efficiency

By |March 24th, 2022|Categories: Energy Personality Series|

In this feature, we present Dr. Manorma Soeknandan to the CARICOM Energy Personality Series. As a career diplomat, Dr. Manorma Soeknandan brings a wealth of experience to the renewable energy front within the CARICOM region. Her distinguished leadership style has indubitably enriched the industry framework in her native Suriname, helping to bridge the gap between policy and implementation of needful programmes and services across communities, cities and countries that she [...]

2403, 2022

CARICOM Energy Personality Series Roger Blackman activates powerful community spirit to optimize energy efficiency initiatives in Barbados

By |March 24th, 2022|Categories: Energy Personality Series|

In this feature, we present Roger Blackman to the CARICOM Energy Personality Series. With a personal story and professional life that paints a prototypical picture of regional interconnectivity, the life’s work of Roger Blackman is one that truly represents the limitless potential of the Caribbean as it relates to sustainable development. As the Managing Director of Barbados Light & Power (BL&P), he has successfully dedicated his expertise in the field [...]

2403, 2022

Heather Pinnock envisions a new era of Sustainable Tropical Living in the Caribbean

By |March 24th, 2022|Categories: Energy Personality Series|

In this feature, we present Heather Pinnock to the CARICOM Energy Personality Series. As a Jamaican-born Sustainability Champion and brilliant architect, Heather Pinnock’s career portfolio has focused on a number of challenges that centre around eco-friendly urbanity. Pinnock’s long-standing and meritorious advocacy, which has anchored itself in the promotion of building Caribbean environments which are resilient for future generations, has seen her featured in Forbes Magazine and, most recently, one [...]

2403, 2022

Step By Step: Anthony Chen illuminates pathways to renewable energy solutions in Jamaica

By |March 24th, 2022|Categories: Energy Personality Series|

In this feature, we present Dr. Anthony Chen to the CARICOM Energy Personality Series. There is no doubt that the modern world requires evolved concepts and frameworks to combat the effects of climate predictions and projections within impacted socio-economic sectors. Globally, the lack of action threatens devastating consequences for future generations if the world chooses not to act quickly in the best interests of the environment. In Jamaica, Dr. Anthony [...]

2403, 2022

Taking Charge of Sustainability: Paul Lewis reimagines the bright future of Montserrat

By |March 24th, 2022|Categories: Energy Personality Series|

In this feature, we present Hon. Paul Lewis to the CARICOM Energy Personality Series. Widely known across the island as a “servant of the people”, Hon. Paul Lewis’ distinguished reputation in the energy sector has won the hearts of a number of Montserratians at the community level as the President of the Civil Service Association, as well as earned him the respect of his political challengers as the astute Opposition [...]

2303, 2022

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

By |March 23rd, 2022|Categories: Media Releases|

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 [...]

2303, 2022

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

By |March 23rd, 2022|Categories: Media Releases|

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 [...]

2303, 2022

YOUTH TAKE CENTRE STAGE AT CARICOM ENERGY MONTH ACTIVITIES CONTINUE

By |March 23rd, 2022|Categories: Media Releases|

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 [...]

2303, 2022

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

By |March 23rd, 2022|Categories: Media Releases|

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 [...]

2303, 2022

Virtual Panel Discussion to launch CARICOM Energy Month

By |March 23rd, 2022|Categories: Media Releases|

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 [...]

2303, 2022

Churchill Norbert takes sustainable tourism to new heights for Antigua and Barbuda

By |March 23rd, 2022|Categories: Energy Personality Series|

In this feature, we present Mr. Churchill Norbert to the CARICOM Energy Personality Series. A proud “Caribbean Citizen” in every sense of the term, Mr. Churchill Norbert’s vibrant cultural appreciation takes root in his dual nationalities with St. Lucia – land of his birth – and Antigua and Barbuda, where he currently resides and has made significant contributions on the sustainable energy front. From sea to shining sea, Mr. Norbert’s [...]

1703, 2022

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

By |March 17th, 2022|Categories: Featured, Media Releases|

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 [...]

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