Monthly Archives: July 2013


China issues heat alert as ‘hottest July’ hits Shanghai

The BBC's Martin Patience: "In Shanghai it's absolutely sweltering" Temperatures in parts of China have hit record highs, prompting an emergency level-two nationwide heat alert for the first time. In Shanghai, at least 10 people have died from heatstroke, as the city experiences its hottest July in 140 years, reports say. Local journalists have demonstrated [...]

By | 2013-07-31T10:53:04+00:00 July 31st, 2013|


Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell (standing) and Joan Spencer-Ernandez, Board Chair of the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI), bear witness as CMI Executive Director Fritz Pinnock and Jamaica Public Service Company Chief Executive Officer Kelly Tomblin sign an agreement to retrofit existing street lights with light-emitting diode (LED) units. The manufacturing and assembly of the lights are [...]

By | 2013-07-31T10:16:31+00:00 July 31st, 2013|

Incompetence With Energy

The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) must quickly decide whether it is up to the job it is mandated to perform. If it is not, it must move over and let someone else get on with it. We especially refer to the agency's ability to determine Jamaica's future energy needs, the fuel mix that will [...]

By | 2013-07-31T09:46:53+00:00 July 31st, 2013|

Bid delay irks private sector groups

Three of the island's major private sector organisations are again expressing disappointment at the recent decision by the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) to further delay the bid process for the 360 Megawatt Generating Project. The organisations have also expressed alarm at the decision by the OUR to also remove the requirement for an up-front [...]

By | 2013-07-29T11:56:16+00:00 July 29th, 2013|

DBJ Offering Special Energy Loan at 8%

General Manager for Loan Origination and Portfolio Management at the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ), Edison Galbraith (left), in conversation with Managing Director at FosRich Company, Cecil Foster, at a recent energy forum, held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, in St. James. The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) is offering a special energy efficiency [...]

By | 2013-07-29T09:20:28+00:00 July 29th, 2013|

Energy efficiency facts

Energy efficiency is defined as using less energy to provide the same level of energy service. Some examples of energy efficiency are better insulation of buildings, using energy saving light bulbs, buying cars with better gas mileage. Energy efficiency is achieved primarily by means of a more efficient technology or processes rather than by radical [...]

By | 2013-07-26T09:57:06+00:00 July 26th, 2013|

Offer More Incentives For Renewable Energy – CaPRI

The regional think tank, Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI), is urging Caribbean governments to diversify the incentives being offered in the renewable energy market. Presenting an update on its renewable-energy research that it expects will influence policies and inform potential investors on the way forward in the sector, CaPRI's renewable energy programme manager, Dr Suzanne [...]

By | 2013-07-25T09:42:34+00:00 July 25th, 2013|

RECYCLING waste electricity

The demo kit containing an A/C motor, two kilowatt meters and the green box. THE need for lower electricity bills and a cheaper alternative to solar. Those, primarily, were what led Mark Neita and business partner Dr Matthew Bird to the green box technology and to found Green Box Jamaica.

By | 2013-07-24T09:45:59+00:00 July 24th, 2013|