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Only 3% of 2020 power will be green

Only 3% of 2020 power will be green

| 23/11/2020 | 87 Comments

(CNS): As 2020 draws to a close, the president of CUC has said he expects the total percentage of power used in Cayman this year generated through green technology will just about reach 3%. With just 16 years to get to the government’s energy policy target of 70% of the islands’ electricity being generated through […]

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Ministry to give one free energy ‘make-over’

Ministry to give one free energy ‘make-over’

| 07/10/2020 | 34 Comments

(CNS): The ministry responsible for energy has announced a competition to give just one home in Grand Cayman a free energy efficiency make-over. The gimmick is to promote a new 12-month public education campaign about the aim to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels to just 30% in less than 17 years. Cayman’s use of […]

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PR drive begins for three-year-old energy policy

PR drive begins for three-year-old energy policy

| 11/08/2020 | 20 Comments

(CNS): With the clock ticking on the ambitious goals set out in the National Energy Policy, which was adopted more than three years ago, the Ministry of Infrastructure is beginning a new public relations and education campaign to promote energy efficiency. However, government has not yet taken any meaningful action to achieve the goal of […]

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Homeowners snap up green energy option

Homeowners snap up green energy option

| 05/06/2020 | 44 Comments

(CNS): The Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure (CPI) has re-allocated 700 kilowatts from the government’s Consumer Owned Renewable Energy (CORE) power capacity, paving the way for affordable and smaller homes to include solar panels and allowing more people in the community to use renewable energy while remaining on the CUC grid. The policy change […]

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OfReg proposes auction to attract green power

OfReg proposes auction to attract green power

| 30/09/2019 | 36 Comments

(CNS): The Utility Regulation and Competition Office (Ofreg) has published a consultation document on a proposed renewable energy auction scheme to attract providers of renewable energy. The idea is to have procurement auctions that will promote the steady deployment of green energy and keep the market competitive. OfReg said it would issue requests from potential […]

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OfReg gives nod to CUC plan to ease off fossil fuels

OfReg gives nod to CUC plan to ease off fossil fuels

| 16/01/2019 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The utilities regulator, OfReg, has accepted a plan submitted by the Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC) that sets out a road-map for future energy use and a transition from a fossil fuel based portfolio to one dominated by renewable energy, introducing natural gas and increasing the storage and baseload of renewable generation technologies. The plan was prepared by […]

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Environment loses in US mid-term vote

Environment loses in US mid-term vote

| 07/11/2018 | 2 Comments

(CNS): Efforts by some American states to introduce conservation measures and protections were all defeated at the ballot Tuesday, making the environment a major loser despite recent warnings from dozens of scientists that the world has barely a decade to radically cut emissions of greenhouse gases before the planet reaches the point of no return. In Arizona, […]

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Solar farm cuts emissions but investors lost cash

Solar farm cuts emissions but investors lost cash

| 22/10/2018 | 46 Comments

(CNS): The solar array in Bodden Town, which began generating electricity from solar panels last summer, is functioning as expected and fit for purpose, with the necessary controls and systems in place, but the investors failed to make a profit on building the plant. Some 800 homes have been fuelled by the solar energy from the […]

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OTEC still in talks with CIG for ocean energy plant

OTEC still in talks with CIG for ocean energy plant

| 01/10/2018 | 26 Comments

(CNS): OTEC International LLC (OTI) has said that it is still in talks with the Cayman Islands Government and CUC about the proposed ocean thermal energy conversion plant which would, if it ever goes ahead, be the first commercial operation of its kind in the world. OTI entered into its first agreement with CUC in 2011 […]

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TV star and activist to headline local energy conference

TV star and activist to headline local energy conference

| 06/08/2018 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Adrian Grenier, the TV star of Entourage who is now a United Nations Environment Programme Goodwill Ambassador, will be visiting the Cayman Islands next month as the keynote speaker at an alternative energy conference. The activist and co-founder of the Lonely Whale Foundation will be joining energy and environmental experts for the two-day Caribbean Transitional Energy […]

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CIG plans 70% cut in fossil fuel by 2037

CIG plans 70% cut in fossil fuel by 2037

| 08/02/2017 | 43 Comments

(CNS): The government has suggested that in the next twenty years it intends to massively reduce the country’s reliance of fossil fuels for energy and transport. In what may seem like an improbable target, officials have said that from a current starting point of a mere 0.9% of power generated from non-fossil fuels, by 2037 […]

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