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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|

Energy-Efficiency Strategy Coming For The Caribbean

Devon Gardner THE CARIBBEAN is, within the next two or so years, to have an energy efficiency strategy that should serve the growth agenda of various islands. To begin the work, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has secured the support of the European Union (EU). "The EU will send a team in to work with us [...]

By | 2016-06-24T18:06:26+00:00 June 24th, 2016|

Energy-Efficiency Strategy Coming For The Caribbean

Devon Gardner THE CARIBBEAN is, within the next two or so years, to have an energy efficiency strategy that should serve the growth agenda of various islands. To begin the work, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has secured the support of the European Union (EU). "The EU will send a team in to work with us [...]

By | 2016-06-24T17:55:07+00:00 June 24th, 2016|

Using Oil, LNG Might Negligibly Affect Electricity Prices – JPS

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) says it is unable to definitively state how the use of both automotive diesel oil and liquefied natural gas (LNG) at the Bogue power plant in St James will impact the price of electricity to consumers. It said the power plant currently burns on automotive diesel oil "and we [...]

By | 2016-02-17T19:10:12+00:00 February 17th, 2016|

Jamaica set to benefit from IDB Green Bond

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — Jamaica is the only Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country that will benefit from an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) multimillion-dollar-funded regional Energy Efficiency Green Bond Facility. The IDB said that it has approved financing to establish the facility and that the programme was selected to receive up to US$217 million in additional [...]

By | 2015-11-30T16:45:58+00:00 November 30th, 2015|

$128-b climate change bill

EXTREME weather events associated with climate change have cost the country in excess of $128 billion in damage over the decade between 2002 and 2012. Minister of Land, Water, Environment and Climate Change Robert Pickersgill made the startling revelation at the launch of the Adaptation Programme and Financing Mechanism at the Four Seasons Hotel in [...]

By | 2015-10-22T22:05:49+00:00 October 22nd, 2015|

IDB Funds Major Climate Change Project

Jamaica is to benefit from a US$20-million pilot climate-change adaptation programme to be funded mainly by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), which will be implemented by the Ministry of Land, Water, Environment and Climate Change, working with selected, allied state agencies and non-government organisations. The overall objective is to increase Jamaica's resilience to climate change, [...]

By | 2015-09-25T15:29:50+00:00 September 25th, 2015|

Schooled on energy

THE Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and University of Technology (UTech) recently collaborated on a one-day workshop designed to teach non-technical professionals about the energy sector and how it affects their lives and businesses. Billed 'Demystifying the Energy Industry', the event targeted business people, entrepreneurs, banking and insurance executives, among others. It zeroed in such areas [...]

By | 2015-08-21T19:10:59+00:00 August 21st, 2015|