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|

One million J’cans stealing electricity

Tomblin admits stemming the problem her toughest task Jamaica Public Service President and CEO Kelly Tomblin admitting that the company's decision to cut electricity supply to some communities, because of non-payment, pained her. Kelly Tomblin didn't hesitate when she admitted that the greatest challenge she faced in her five years at Jamaica Public Service Company [...]

By | 2017-06-05T19:53:25+00:00 June 5th, 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|

Renewable Energy Target Not A Pipe Dream – Senator

The push to get 30 per cent of Jamaica's electricity from renewable sources by 2030 is not a pipe dream and will be achieved, Government Senator Matthew Samuda has insisted. The senator said that energy generated currently from renewable sources is 10.5 per cent of net electricity generation. Speaking last week in the State of [...]

By | 2017-02-10T01:11:32+00:00 February 10th, 2017|

CSEF 2017: Call To Action For CARICOM Energy Players

WITH ECONOMIES under threat due to climate change and prevailing high production costs, the recent Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum (CSEF) served as a call to urgent action to realise energy efficiency and energy sustainability within CARICOM. Kim Osborne of the Executive Secretariat for Integral Development at the Organisation of American States, said it is past [...]

By | 2017-02-03T03:04:13+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|

Divesting Gov’t Shares In JPS At This Time Ill-Advised – Paulwell

Opposition spokesman on Mining and Energy, Phillip Paulwell, is describing as ill-advised and untimely the latest proposal by the Government to divest its 19.9 per cent stake in the Jamaica Public Service Company Ltd (JPS). Paulwell, who said that Finance and Public Service Minister Audley Shaw recently alluded to the divestment of the Government's shares [...]

By | 2017-01-30T15:03:15+00:00 January 30th, 2017|

Energy Minister Dismisses Reports Of Coal Plant

ENERGY MINISTER Andrew Wheatley has sought to quiet ongoing concerns over reports that the new Chinese owners of ALPART, Jiuguan Iron and Steel, are looking to set up a 1,000-megawatt coal plant in Jamaica to support their operations. "Where we are right now, we have not received any application, any proposal, as it relates to [...]

By | 2017-01-26T23:00:30+00:00 January 26th, 2017|