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US Energy Department Invests $14 Million in Innovative Building Efficiency Technologies

July 15, 2014: The Energy Department today announced up to $14 million in funding for 15 research and development projects to support technologies that will contribute to advancing early-stage, breakthrough energy-efficient solutions for buildings and homes. These projects will help building managers and homeowners reduce energy demand, save money and accelerate the deployment of clean energy technologies. Seven incubator projects

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More than 5,500 Buildings to Compete in EPA’s Fifth-Annual Energy Star Battle of the Buildings

July 16, 2014 – WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  launched the 2014 Energy Star Battle of the Buildings: Team Challenge. More than 5,500 buildings nationwide are going head-to-head to reduce their energy use. In support of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, which calls for businesses to cut in half the amount of energy they waste over

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Wind energy over new refinery, experts caution

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Alternative energy experts are discouraging the proposal to construct an oil refinery in Antigua & Barbuda. They are of the view that the country should make a move towards wind energy instead. Venezuela’s lead diplomat in Antigua & Barbuda, Ambassador Carlos Perez, recently disclosed that the South American country and government are holding discussions for the

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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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Energy for Sustainable Development in Caribbean Buildings (ESD)

The Energy for Sustainable Development in the Caribbean (ESD) is aimed at reducing the growth of energy demand in five Caribbean countries (Antigua & Barbuda, Belize, Grenada, St. Lucia, and Trinidad & Tobago) through increasing the efficiency of energy use in buildings, increased use of energy conservation and promoting the increased use of renewable energy resources. The overall regional project

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Five Caribbean States Join Pilot for Energy Efficiency

BELMOPAN, Belize, Aug 23 2013 (IPS) – Every year, the Caribbean’s electric sector burns through approximately 30 million barrels of fuel. Overall, the region imports in excess of 170 million barrels of petroleum products annually. Dr. Al Binger, technical coordinator for the recently launched multi-million-dollar Energy for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Caribbean Buildings Project, said that the region must now

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