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|

Kingston Traffic Jams To Be Tackled Under US$30m Energy Project

In this 2012 file photo, an engineer installs traffic lights in Kingston. A new energy project aims to address traffic jams by synchronising stoplights across the Kingston Metropolitan Area. A new energy-saving project costing US$30 million ($3.8 billion) will seek to reduce traffic jams in the Kingston Metropolitan Area (KMA) by synchronising 140 stop lights [...]

By | 2016-09-15T18:30:18+00:00 September 15th, 2016|

IDB launches multimedia climate change kit for schools

THE Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched ‘Rise Up’, a free multimedia tool for primary and secondary schools in Latin America and the Caribbean to empower students, parents and teachers to address climate change and improve their quality of life through creative, viable and long-term solutions. “The solution to climate change is very complex. So [...]

By | 2016-09-13T22:23:12+00:00 September 13th, 2016|

Paulwell seeks legal advice on possible challenge to OCG

ENERGY Minister Phillip Paulwell ENERGY Minister Phillip Paulwell is seeking legal advice from the solicitor general with a view to taking Contractor General Dirk Harrison to court over his report on the bidding process to implement the 381-megawatt energy project, according to a well-placed source. Consultations, the newspaper was informed, are already underway between the [...]

By | 2015-01-07T17:31:49+00:00 May 6th, 2014|

Canada, IDB To Fund Caribbean’s Green Energy Investments

Luis Alberto Moreno The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) said Monday it had been selected by Canada as a key partner in its "fast-start" commitment to support climate-change mitigation and adaptation in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Washington-based financial institution said Canada has committed CDN$250 million (US$253.1 million) to create the Canadian Climate Fund for [...]

By | 2012-05-01T07:09:15+00:00 May 1st, 2012|