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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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