Monthly Archives: September 2016


New Fortress Promises Regular Environmental Monitoring Of LNG Marine Terminal

New Fortress Energy has committed to recurrent environmental monitoring and reporting on site preparation, construction and operation of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal and pipeline project to be developed in St Catherine. At a public consultation with residents of Old Harbour, the American company also promised, as far as is possible, to train and [...]

By | 2016-09-30T13:56:45+00:00 September 30th, 2016|

OPEC Reaches Preliminary Accord To Curb Oil Production

Outside view of International Conference Center in Algiers, Algeria, where energy ministers from OPEC and other oil-producing countries are gathered to attend the opening session of the 15th International Energy Forum Ministerial meeting in Algiers, Algeria. OPEC nations reached a preliminary agreement on Wednesday to curb oil production for the first time since the global [...]

By | 2016-09-30T13:53:18+00:00 September 30th, 2016|

Climate change dominates opening of 71st session of UN Assembly

NEW YORK — The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) kicked off on Tuesday here with more than 140 heads of state and government and a yearly tradition of speeches made to the 193 member states of the chief deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the United Nations. This year marks the 71st session of the [...]

By | 2016-09-28T19:52:11+00:00 September 28th, 2016|

Renewable Energy Project Improving Lives Of St Bess Residents

When Blue Mountain Renewables (BMR) began operating its 36-megawatt wind farm in Potsdam, St Elizabeth, a few months ago, the facility became Jamaica's largest private-sector renewable energy project. Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley, who gave the keynote address at the official opening on August 11, pointed out that the wind farm [...]

By | 2016-09-19T17:43:02+00:00 September 19th, 2016|

LNG Marine Terminal For Set Up In Portland Bight Area

In this August 2016 photo, New Fortress Energy (NFE) hosts a tour of its Montego Bay terminal. Walking the port are (from left) Brendan McElmurray of NFE, Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation Dr Horace Chang, Attorney General and Member of Parliament for West Central St James, Marlene Malahoo [...]

By | 2016-09-19T17:38:20+00:00 September 19th, 2016|

Tesla Wins Massive Contract to Help Power the California Grid

It's the latest response to a fossil-fuel disaster. Tesla just won a bid to supply grid-scale power in Southern California to help prevent electricity shortages following the biggest natural gas leak in U.S. history. The Powerpacks, worth tens of millions of dollars, will be operational in record time—by the end of this year. Tesla Motors Inc. will supply 20 megawatts (80 megawatt-hours) of [...]

By | 2016-09-19T17:30:40+00:00 September 19th, 2016|

Private Sector Targets 2016 Climate Talks

  To take better strategic advantage of climate finance opportunities while continuing the courtship of local business interests, Jamaica is looking to have private sector representation on its team to Marrakesh in November. "In this COP (Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), we would want even one private [...]

By | 2016-09-15T18:33:55+00:00 September 15th, 2016|

Kingston Traffic Jams To Be Tackled Under US$30m Energy Project

In this 2012 file photo, an engineer installs traffic lights in Kingston. A new energy project aims to address traffic jams by synchronising stoplights across the Kingston Metropolitan Area. A new energy-saving project costing US$30 million ($3.8 billion) will seek to reduce traffic jams in the Kingston Metropolitan Area (KMA) by synchronising 140 stop lights [...]

By | 2016-09-15T18:30:18+00:00 September 15th, 2016|

IDB launches multimedia climate change kit for schools

THE Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched ‘Rise Up’, a free multimedia tool for primary and secondary schools in Latin America and the Caribbean to empower students, parents and teachers to address climate change and improve their quality of life through creative, viable and long-term solutions. “The solution to climate change is very complex. So [...]

By | 2016-09-13T22:23:12+00:00 September 13th, 2016|

Powerful Speakers For Caribbean Utility Regulators Confab

Andrew Wheatley   A powerful line-up of speakers will address next month's Organisation of Caribbean Utility Regulators (OOCUR) 14th annual conference in Montego Bay, St James. Prime Minister Andrew Holness is among those confirmed for the conference, set for the Secrets Resorts and Spa, under the theme, "Regulation: Creating a Spectrum of Opportunities in the [...]

By | 2016-09-12T20:39:02+00:00 September 12th, 2016|