People invited to energy policy online town hall

| 09/08/2023 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The Ministry of Sustainability and Climate Resiliency and the Energy Policy Council are hosting a digital town hall meeting on Wednesday as part of the public consultation for the draft updated National Energy Policy 2023-2050. People with questions on the new policy will be able to submit them in advance or during the forum through social media or by emailing

The online talking shop start at 11am and will be streaming on CIGTV, YouTube and Facebook. People will also be able to listen live on Radio Cayman. The forum will include presentations on the draft updated National Energy Policy and a panel discussion featuring representatives from the ministry, the council, OfReg and CUC.

The policy was published last month and has set an ambitious target of 100% renewable energy generation for Cayman by 2050. However, the problems that have prevented the country from achieving anything close to the targets in the current policy, adopted some six years ago, have still not been addressed and could see this revised policy facing the same systemic hurdles in relation to OfReg and the licensing arrangements with CUC on Grand Cayman.

See the draft National Energy Policy 2023-2050 here.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    # Net Metering!
    # Net Metering!
    # Net Metering!

    ….everything else is just pure fluff – used to maintain the electricity generation and distribution monopoly, which sole raison d’etre is to keep Cayman consumers captive to their bottom line…….

  2. jeezum says:

    EVs are the future. I stopped driving my truck to work daily and instead take the electric motorcycle on sunny days. I haven’t been to a gas pump in about a month so I’m loving the savings – it burns like 1 cent worth of electricity per mile, and I haven’t even seen any significant increase to my electric bill.

    Bonus points: my boss is a tree hugger – bless his soul – so he lets me charge it at work too for free :))))

    • Anonymous says:

      Electric vehicles might save you money but they are not saving the environment.

      • Anonymous says:

        It is a non-debatable fact that OP using an electric motorcycle rather than a 5000 lb truck results in less carbon emissions over both vehicle’s lifespan and miles traveled.

      • _||) says:

        Mine has a 3.2 kWh battery capacity and 40-mile range, so let’s do some math instead of linking random websites:

        Motorcycle efficiency: Let’s calculate the energy consumption first.

        Energy consumption: Energy (kWh) = Battery capacity (kWh) / Range (miles)

        Energy (kWh) = 3.2 kWh / 40 miles

        Energy (kWh) = 0.08 kWh/mile, or 2-3 cents per mile.

        Carbon intensity of electricity: Let’s assume the same carbon intensity as before, 0.6 pounds (0.27 kg) of CO2 per kWh.

        Carbon footprint for 100 miles:
        Carbon footprint = Energy consumed (kWh) * Carbon intensity (lbs/kWh)
        Carbon footprint = (0.08 kWh/mile * 100 miles) * 0.6 pounds/kWh
        Carbon footprint ≈ 4.8 pounds (2.18 kg) of CO2

        For the Ford F-150 (Gasoline-powered, assuming 17.5 MPG and 19.6 pounds/gallon of CO2 emissions):
        Carbon footprint for 100 miles:
        Carbon footprint = (100 miles / 17.5 MPG) * 19.6 pounds/gallon
        Carbon footprint ≈ 112 pounds (50.8 kg) of CO2

        So the truck costs 10x more to drive and emits 20x the amount of CO2 per mile, but you worried about a battery?

        • Anonymous says:

          Are you really going to compare a motorcycle to a truck, get out of here.

          • Anonymous says:

            Yes, because unfortunately people choose to take huge gasoline powered vehicles alone to work rather than a bicycle.

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