Monthly Archives: October 2017

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Record surge in atmospheric CO2 seen in 2016

Concentrations of CO2 in the Earth's atmosphere surged to a record high in 2016, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Last year's increase was 50% higher than the average of the past 10 years. Researchers say a combination of human activities and the El Niño weather phenomenon drove CO2 to a level not seen [...]

By | 2017-10-30T16:39:09+00:00 October 30th, 2017|

Tipping Point For Natural Gas: Huge Project Canceled in California

So … that was fast. US natural gas stakeholders barely had time to congratulate themselves for pushing coal out of the power generation market, and it looks like karma is already getting the last laugh. Low-cost renewable energy is beginning to nudge natural gas aside. In the most recent and striking development, California’s massive 262-megawatt [...]

By | 2017-10-25T18:14:40+00:00 October 25th, 2017|

PCJ Exploring Offshore Wind Farm

A section of the Wigton wind farm in Manchester, where PCJ already operates generating capaicty of 63MW. The agency is now looking into the possibility of setting up an offshore wind farm. Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) has got foreign backing for a prefeasibility study on the prospect of setting up another wind farm, but [...]

By | 2017-10-17T18:20:36+00:00 October 17th, 2017|

Gov’t Getting $30m Loan To Boost Energy Conservation Programme

The government's main energy reduction and efficiency programme is being amplified with a US$30 million loan from the Government of Japan, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The Japanese government is providing US$15 million and the IDB allocating a similar amount. The money will be used to fund the [...]

By | 2017-10-11T15:46:25+00:00 October 11th, 2017|