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3 Steps Blueprint to 100% Renewable Jamaica

On Tuesday April 16, 2013 I presented at the Inaugural staging of the Jamaica Alternative Energy Expo on 100% Renewable Jamaica. The presentation analyzed Jamaica’s current energy demand and proposed a comprehensive method of supplying all the required electrical energy using only renewable energy sources. The presentation also proposed an efficient storage method to guarantee the reliability of the power source. 100% Renewable Jamaica will supply 800MW of electrical power using 70% offshore wind energy, 15% solar energy and...

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PetroCaribe Solution: Integrating Renewables in the Caribbean

Former Venezuelan  President Mr. Hugo Chávez The recent death of Venezuelan President Mr. Hugo Chávez has sparked concerns across the Caribbean and Latin America Energy sectors. It has been forecast that cheap Venezuelan oil which once flooded our shores are no longer expected to at the rate it did during Mr. Chávez 's 14 year tenure under the PetroCaribe deal. The agreement which was initiated in 2005 provided more than a dozen countries in Latin America and the Caribbean with oil and...

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Funding an Offshore Wind Farm

The funds from the recently failed LNG project which was expected to cost over US$602 million could be channeled to an offshore wind farm capable of lowering Jamaica's monthly energy bills permanently unlike the failed LNG project which was subjected to imported natural gas. In order to ensure that our country stops digging the 'borrow from Peter to pay Paul’ pit, the country needs to ensure that it has a solid project that will guarantee that we repay US$750...

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Put the Wind to Work

“Fiya deh a muss-muss tail, ‘im tink a cool breeze” Growing up in the uplands of Trelawny, Jamaica, I have been immersed in a daily dosage of Jamaican proverbs which are considered the second language of the area; this by far is one of my favorite. Many share the view that an IMF deal might be Jamaica’s solution to the islands economic woes, but nothing could be further from the truth. Until the day our blessed nation has a...

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5 Tips to reduce your monthly energy bill by 20%

Tweet This post will present a practical solution to Jamaica’s energy crisis and require that Jamaicans stop pointing fingers and play their part, since plans for a 360MW Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Project failed to materialize. The LNG project was expected to reduce the cost of electricity by up to 40% and scheduled to be completed by 2015. The recent turn in the LNG development will give the island a brief window to sit and strategically plan a sustainable way...

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