Tag - Jamaica oil importation

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 Simple Steps to reduce your Refrigerator Energy Cost

Every home has a refrigerator so consequently, every home can save an extra dollar monthly by implementing any or both of these 2 simple tips to reduce your monthly energy bill. I really hope you find these tips educational and practical, I try not to burden you with technical jargon or make any recommendations that you cannot easily implement. This is my second in the series of energy conservation to reduce our oil importation, see also 5 tips to reduce...

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Energy Conservation in the Office or at work

Tweet I had a GREAT interview with Alan Magnus and Paula-Anne Porter this morning on RJR 94Fm. We spoke about a few topics including: Renewable energy, Robotics and Energy conservation. I have requested the audio file which I'll upload as a Podcast for persons who didn't have the chance to tune in. This article is the 2nd in the series of energy conservation. Here are some tips to save energy in Your office or business place. In these trying economic times...

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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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Smile Jamaica Interview: Blogger of the Year

Behind the Scenes of TVJ, Smile Jamaica Before the Blogger of the Year interview On Tuesday February 5, 2013 I was featured on TVJ's morning time program Smile Jamaica where I was interviewed by Simone Clarke-Cooper and  Archibald Gordon. We discussed the Blogger of the Year, the Kimroy Bailey Foundation and Renewable Energy in Jamaica. This interview was made possible after Corve DaCosta, organizer of the Jamaica Blog Awards was contacted where he then refered me to do the interview....

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