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MEPS

MEPS The development of Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) for lighting, refrigerators, fans, and air conditioners will increase the efficiency of energy use in buildings and increase use of energy conservation.  With appropriate institutional support MEPS are an effective way to increase the energy efficiency of products. By specifying a minimum energy performance level they prevent inefficient products from entering the marketplace.

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Leaders urged to give renewable energy priority

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Prime Minister Gaston Browne and other Caribbean leaders are being urged to recognise the importance of renewable energy. Commonwealth Deputy Secretary General Deodat Maharaj said the move towards green energy is particularly important for Caribbean territories. “I think policy- makers have to understand quite clearly that we can’t be so externally reliant on oil for our

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Asot Michael appointed Antigua and Barbuda Minister of Tourism, Economic Development Investment and Energy

Jul 09, 2014 ST JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda – Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister, the Honourable Gaston Browne has appointed businessman Asot A. Michael as the country’s new Minister of Tourism, Economic Development Investment and Energy. Mr. Michael has served previously in the Government sector under former Prime Minister, the Honourable Lester Bird as his Chief of Staff. After that

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CCREEE REGIONAL VALIDATION WORKSHOP

CARIBBEAN CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY (CCREEE): A SE4ALL CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE REGIONAL VALIDATION WORKSHOP 21-22 JULY 2014 STATE HOUSE CONFERENCE CENTER, ROSEAU, COMMONWEALTH OF DOMINICA SIDS DOCK and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) have launched a consultative preparatory process for the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Centre (CCREEE). The 2-day workshop, scheduled

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Grenada signs agreement with Carbon War Room to help develop renewable energy sector

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Apr 14 – The Grenada government says it has entered into an agreement with the Washington-based Carbon War Room (CWR) as it seeks to lure investors in renewable energy. Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell signed the expression of interest with the CWR, the brainchild of British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson. It is led by the former president

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St. Lucia Advances Energy Policy

26 June, 2014 – Gov’t Meets Development Partners by Stan Bishop THE hosting of an Energy Development Partners Forum last week is expected to contribute immensely to developing Saint Lucia’s sustainable energy programme. The two-day forum at the Bay Gardens Hotel brought together key international development partners that Saint Lucia is currently working with to develop that programme. One of

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Implementation Methodologies

Building Audit & Reporting Building audit reports, statistics on potential savings in domestic, commercial and public sectors Identification of measures at the design, construction and maintenance stages of the building life cycle for improved energy efficiency and deployment of renewable energy Identify efficient lighting and cooling equipment having significant potentials to reduce fossil fuel use Specific energy saving measures and

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The ESD Overview

Capacity for continual improvement: Baseline projection and monitoring system to be able to track and feedback on progress Opportunities and target potentials for energy savings are identified Enhanced national capacity through: Development of tools for energy efficient building design Identification of building materials and component efficiency labeling and standards. Support for use of trained personnel for sustainable energy through a

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