Wheatley Warns Against Unrealistic Oil Expectations

Danny Hurn (left), an observer on the Polarcus Adira vessel, explains to Dr Andrew Wheatley (centre) minister of science, energy and technology, the workings of the equipment that will be used in the seismic survey for oil. John McKenna of Tullow Oil looks on. Dr Andrew Wheatley, minister of science, energy and technology, has warned [...]

By | 2018-03-27T15:26:07+00:00 March 27th, 2018|

Youth Minister Appeals to Jamaicans to Protect Children

Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid (right), is greeted by Tashri Thompson, a student of the Friendship Primary School in Spanish Town, St. Catherine, as he arrives at the school on February 8 to participate in the launch of a coin drive dubbed ‘Education Makes Cents’. Also pictured (from left) [...]

By | 2018-03-12T19:22:28+00:00 March 12th, 2018|

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|

What If Big Oil’s Bet on Gas Is Wrong?

Talk to a Big Oil executive these days, and the chances are they’ll steer the conversation toward gas. “In 20 years, we will not be known as oil and gas companies, but as gas and oil companies,” Patrick Pouyanne, chief executive officer of French giant Total SA, told a conference in St. Petersburg last month. Patrick [...]

By | 2017-07-27T15:40:32+00:00 July 27th, 2017|

Authorities step up search for oil offshore Jamaica

The search for oil offshore southern Jamaica continues as a second series of exploration activities, specifically 2D seismic surveys, are expected to begin before the end of this week. The exploration activities, which are being underatken by Tullow Oil — an independent oil and gas exploration and production company based in the United Kingdom — [...]

By | 2017-03-25T16:29:54+00:00 March 25th, 2017|

Solar Disconnect – JPS And Renewable Energy Providers At Odds Over Impact On Consumers

From left: Renford Smith, Marcus Grant and Alan Searchwell connecting the electrical components of a solar panel at the Wigton Renewable Energy Training Lab in Rose Hill, Manchester, recently. As the debate intensifies over the possible rate increases which could face Jamaicans as more and more customers leave the Jamaica Public Service Company's (JPS) grid, [...]

By | 2017-03-18T20:09:45+00:00 March 18th, 2017|

Tesla’s Future in Trump’s World-Elon Musk is up against a starkly different agenda, but the energy transition he invigorated can’t be stopped.

What will Donald Trump actually do? It’s a question many Americans are asking themselves now that the U.S. has wrapped up one of its least policy-specific elections ever. The president-elect has offered only the loosest of legislative prescriptions, including whatever plans he may have for the energy industry. The mystery hangs over turbine manufacturers like Vestas Wind Systems, [...]

By | 2016-11-14T17:08:44+00:00 November 14th, 2016|

‘We Want Investments And Jobs – But Not At Expense Of Public Health And Climate’

At least one local environmentalist has hit back at Sally Porteous, custos of Manchester, over her arguments urging the Government's authorisation of a coal plant for a US multibillion-dollar investment into the Alpart alumina plant in St Elizabeth. The Chinese-owned Jiuquan Iron and Steel Company (JISCO) is planning to spend US$3 billion or J$387 billion [...]

By | 2016-11-08T13:44:35+00:00 November 8th, 2016|

Holness: ‘Get It Right’ On Energy

Prime Minister Andrew Holness addresses the opening ceremony of the Organisation of Caribbean Utility Regulators Conference in Montego Bay, St James, yesterday. Asserting that "we must get it right", Prime Minister Andrew Holness has urged utility regulators to take seriously their role in helping the Caribbean ease its dependence on oil and embrace technologies and [...]

By | 2016-10-27T15:53:02+00:00 October 27th, 2016|