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Ground Broken For Jamalco Cogeneration Power Plant

It's a step in the right direction however LNG is not clean energy and will be going the way of coal plants in the not so distant future. Solar plus commercial energy storage is approaching... Jason Robinson, CEO Solar Buzz Jamaica Ground has now been broken for the 200 megawatt cogeneration power station at Jamalco's [...]

By | 2017-12-04T17:08:36+00:00 December 4th, 2017|

IDB Willing To Finance Waste To Energy Projects

IDB Lead Investment Officer Stefan Wright speaks at the Gleaner Editors' Forum on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) said it would consider financing projects for waste to energy in Jamaica, but cautioned that the cost of doing so would have to be around US$0.12 per kilowatt hour for it to make [...]

By | 2017-05-10T17:12:25+00:00 May 10th, 2017|

JPS Sees Positive Outcome From Softbank Acquisition Of Fortress Group

In this November 2016 photo, co-chairman of Fortress Wes Edens (left) poses with Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Holness and President & CEO of the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPSCo) Kelly Tomblin at the offcial commissioning of the JPS LNG plant at Bogue in Montego Bay. Power utility boss Kelly Tomblin views Softbank's acquisition of [...]

By | 2017-02-20T16:07:02+00:00 February 20th, 2017|

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|

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|

Keep Commitment To Transition To Low-Carbon Economy, Urges UN Climate Change Office

The United Nations (UN) climate change secretariat has added its voice to concerns being raised about a proposal made by China's Jiuquan Iron and Steel Company (JISCO) for the construction of a coal-fired plant in St Elizabeth. The proposal was announced after JISCO completed a deal to acquire the Alpart alumina factory from Russian company, [...]

By | 2016-08-26T17:21:25+00:00 August 26th, 2016|

‘Rethink Coal Plan’ – Environmentalists Decry Nain Plant Proposal, Gov’t Official Also Wary

Diana McCaulay Jamaica will pay dearly in terms of the health of its people and the environment if the new owners of the Alpart bauxite facility in Nain, St Elizabeth, are allowed to build a proposed 1,000 megawatt coal-fired power plant, according to the Jamaica Environmental Trust (JET). The organisation yesterday registered its strong opposition [...]

By | 2016-08-05T20:17:42+00:00 August 5th, 2016|

Awful Oversight … Environmental Interests Lament Scrapping Of Ministry

 McCaulay ... It appears the environment will be under the Office of the Prime Minister along with a lot of different, other important national areas and I fear the environment focus will be lost in the other priorities. Prime Minister Andrew Holness has attracted the attention of environmentalists with the exclusion of the environment and climate [...]

By | 2016-03-08T14:21:54+00:00 March 8th, 2016|

Holness: JPS Licence A Conflict Of Interest

Debbie-Ann Wright, News Editor The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre Opposition leader Andrew Holness says the current Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) licence is a deterrent to generators of electricity entering the energy market. While the JPS has a monopoly on transmission and distribution of energy, other power producers are free to operate in Jamaica. However, [...]

By | 2012-06-04T09:08:33+00:00 June 4th, 2012|