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Gov’t Leading By Example In Conserving Energy Use – Wheatley

Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley (left), interacts with students of the Merl Grove High School in Kingston on Wednesday. Also pictured (from second left) are president and chief executive officer of the Jamaica Public Service, Emanuel DaRosa; and principal of Merl Grove, Dr. Majorie Fullerton. Minister of Science, Energy and Technology [...]

By | 2018-03-09T17:07:07+00:00 March 9th, 2018|

Solar Schools Are Better Schools

Hot off the presses, a new report released today by SEIA, The Solar Foundation, and Generation 180 shows vast growth in solar on K-12 schools in the United States. Solar capacity on our country’s schools has nearly doubled since the last version of this report in 2014, with 5,489 K-12 schools now powered by solar, [...]

By | 2017-11-30T21:23:39+00:00 November 30th, 2017|

Renewable Energy Is Now Unstoppable

Wind and solar energy are the lowest cost options in most of the U.S., and that'll make it very hard to stop the renewable energy freight train from running over fossil fuels. Utilities that need to build new power generation facilities or replace old ones are going to have a hard time justifying anything but [...]

By | 2017-11-20T15:28:34+00:00 November 20th, 2017|

Accelerated Action on Energy Needed to Implement Paris

UN CLIMATE CHANGE PRESS RELEASE / 10 NOV, 2017 Bonn, Germany, 10 Nov 2017 – Leaders from a wide range of sectors came together on Friday at Energy Day at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn to announce a new set of initiatives to transition to renewable energy and to show that more ambitious clean [...]

By | 2017-11-10T17:39:35+00:00 November 10th, 2017|

Earth Today | World Responds To First Draft Of Special Report On 1.5°C Global Warming

THE NEARLY 13,000 comments from expert reviewers worldwide on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC's) first draft of the special report on global warming of 1.5°C has put to bed any lingering doubts over its importance. "The comments were comprehensive and indicate there is significant interest in the report and what it will suggest [...]

By | 2017-11-09T21:32:34+00:00 November 9th, 2017|

JPS Plans Storage Facility To Reduce Power Outages

Outgoing JPS President Kelly Tomblin. Power utility Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) plans to build a 24.5-megawatt facility to store energy as a safeguard against power outages. It's described as the first of its kind in the Caribbean. JPS plans to build the facility next year, but no cost was disclosed up to press time. [...]

By | 2017-06-18T18:33:17+00:00 June 18th, 2017|

Solar power breaks UK records thanks to sunny weather

Thousands of photovoltaic panels across the UK generate 8.7GW, smashing previous high of 8.48GW earlier this month Solar power has broken new records in the UK by providing nearly a quarter of the country’s electricity needs, thanks to sunny skies and relatively low summer demand. National Grid said the thousands of photovoltaic panels on rooftops [...]

By | 2017-05-30T00:45:48+00:00 May 30th, 2017|

Earth Today | Jamaica Enjoys Influence In Global Climate Change Response Architecture

Dr Orville Grey (right) in action at the international negotiating table JAMAICA CONTINUES to occupy positions of influence in the global architecture designed to work in the interest of climate change security for all, and in particular developing countries. Just over a month ago, Dr Orville Grey, senior technical officer responsible for adaptation in the [...]

By | 2017-05-12T17:09:11+00:00 May 12th, 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|

TOMBLIN REJECTS ‘SCARE TACTICS’ ACCUSATION

For full article with audio clips click here President of the Jamaica Public Service Company, JPS, Kelly Tomblin, is rejecting claims that she’s using scare tactics to keep businesses from turning to renewable sources of energy. In an interview yesterday on Nationwide This Morning, Chief Executive Officer of Solar Buzz Jamaica, Jason Robinson, accused JPS [...]

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