Reducing cost of marine renewable energy in focus when experts meet in Grenada

first_img Oct 16, 2020 Oct 16, 2020 The Forum seeks to: CARPHA Partners with, PAHO to Ensure Caribbean States’… build and transfer knowledge, through the sharing of global, regional and national experiences, on marine renewable energy and the realistic opportunities on offshore options for grid and off-grid energy service generation;Develop a strategic research agenda to support continued improvement of understanding of the potential impacts of marine renewable energy projects on the sustainable development landscape in CARICOM SIDS; andDevelop a framework for businesses and communities of practice, as well as prospective developers and investors, to actively engage with governments to deepen the exploration of opportunities within the regional marine renewable energy sector. The forum is being held as the Region seeks ways of harnessing its vast marine resources towards energy efficiency and building resilience, even as there is recognition that marine renewable energy technologies are way behind their land-based counterparts. Prime Minister of Grenada, Dr. the Rt. Hon. Keith Mitchell, will deliver the main address titled ‘Marine Energy at the Centre: The Pursuit of Blue Economic Development within Caribbean SIDS.’ Presentations will zero in on the technology outlook for Ocean Energy Thermal Conversion (OTEC) and Seawater Air Conditioning (SWAC), as well as priority actions for Ocean Energy within CARICOM. Global case examples will be drawn from Japan and Hawaii. The Forum includes interactive and working group sessions. In the interactive sessions, participants will focus on Caribbean experiences with project development, focusing on Martinique, the Cayman Islands, Montego Bay, Jamaica, and St. George’s, Grenada. Other interactive sessions will look at resource potential and project opportunities within CARICOM, as well as integrating marine energy into the Regional Strategy for Sustainable Energy. The working group sessions will seek to identify Research and Innovation priorities for ocean energy in CARICOM. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Related Posts CARICOM Energy Month beginsCARICOM Energy Month begins today under the theme ‘Empowering people, building resilience’. The Month will be launched in Grenada on 6 November during the opening of the Caribbean Marine Energy Technology (CariMET) Forum, at the Radisson Grenada Beach Resort, Grande Anse, Grenada. Prime Minster of Grenada, Dr. the Rt. Hon. Keith…November 1, 2019In “CARICOM”Stakeholders to take stock of Region’s sustainable energy drive at CSEF in BelizeEnergy experts in the Caribbean and beyond, policymakers and the private sector representative, are among officials heading to Belize next week for the sixth edition of the Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum (CSEF). The Forum will be held in Placencia, 18-21 November, under the theme ‘Clean Energy, Good Governance & Regulations’. The…November 10, 2018In “Belize”Less talk, more action[su_pullquote align=”right”]”There is a serious mismatch between meetings and results in our region. My point here is two-fold: that dialogue is not an end to itself and that dialogue that does not lead to action and to results is meaningless.” – Ms. Kim Osborne[/su_pullquote]While the dialogue and interaction that engagements…January 24, 2017In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, in collaboration with a number of other organisations, will host the Caribbean Marine Energy Technology (CariMET) Forum, at the Radisson Grenada Beach Resort, 6-7 November. The Forum will be co-hosted by the Government of Grenada and the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE). Other partners are the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ), SIDS Sustainable Energy and Climate Resilience Initiative (SIDS DOCK). About 50 experts in marine energy, representatives of international agencies, researchers and thought-leaders will be among those who will attend CariMET to explore a range of subjects. Among the topics are the development and deployment of Ocean Thermal Energy, including Seawater Air-conditioning, and Kinetic Marine Energy including Offshore-Wind, Tidal and Wave. Experts will also brainstorm cost-reduction strategies for cutting-edge marine renewable energy technologies within the Region, one of the primary purposes of the forum. Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC Offshore wind is ready to go mainstream thanks to falling costs and tech advances. Our NEW report demonstrates the opportunity for developing countries to make #offshorewind work for them: https://t.co/Zr64YZ0Gck #endenergypoverty pic.twitter.com/n4xzuTynwF— World Bank Energy (@WBG_Energy) October 31, 2019 Experts in technology exploration and project development in the marine energy sector of the Caribbean will gather in Grande Anse, Grenada in November for a marine technology forum. Oct 16, 2020 CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak last_img read more

Laura Thompson Named Vice President of Business Development for Goodyear

first_imgLSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  AKRON, OHIO — The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has appointed Laura Thompson vice president of business development reporting to Darren Wells, senior vice president of business development and treasurer. The move was effective June 1. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “In her new role, Laura will be responsible for the company’s acquisition, divestiture and partnership activities in supporting Goodyear’s long-term strategies,” said Wells. “In her previous position at director of business development for North American Tire, she was the lead player in key business development transactions.” Thompson is a 21-year Goodyear associate with a diverse background in the company. She started her career with Goodyear working part time while finishing her undergraduate degree in accounting from The University of Akron. She served in various financial and accounting staff positions both in business units and corporate staff until being named manager of finance for Research and Development in 1997. In January 2000, she was named director of investor relations and served in that capacity for two years. She became finance director for consumer tires in North America in December 2002, and was promoted into the business development position the following December. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

Bosch Announces New Vice President for Diagnostics Regional Business Unit, North America

first_imgDeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  Broadview, Ill. — Bosch announces the hiring of Jim Graninger as Vice President for its Diagnostics Regional Business Unit, North America. Jim will formally begin his position on Sept. 1, and will be working closely with current Vice President, Guenter Weber. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Jim brings more than 30 years of experience in the automotive industry, including more than 20 years in the aftermarket arena. Most recently, he was Vice President and General Manager of Rexnord Industries LLC, and prior to that, served in several vice president level roles with Snap-on Inc., including its diagnostics business. Jim’s successful career includes international assignments in Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands as well as international responsibilities for Asia, Australia and Latin America. Born in Ridgewood, N.J., Jim grew up in Columbus, Ind., where his family still resides. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force having served as a pilot in Vietnam, Germany, and the U.K. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from DePauw University and a Master of Arts in Executive Development from Ball State University.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain.last_img read more

Transglobe Automotive Names Gary Mercer Global Sales and Marketing Director

first_imgCERRITOS, Calif. – Transglobe Automotive, based in Cerritos, Calif., has announced the appointment of industry veteran Gary Mercer as the company’s new global sales and marketing director. This is a new position recently created by the company.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement An industry veteran and graduate of AWDA University, Mercer has gained experience with such notable aftermarket companies as Tenneco, Raybestos, ITT Aimco, Brembo North America, and most recently Best Brakes. In this new position, Mercer will be responsible for marketing a complete line of brake products as well as building a sales and marketing team. Transglobe is a new supplier of brake products, specializing in drums, rotors and friction products.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit. last_img read more

Multiple Opportunities – Friction Manufacturer

first_imgLSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  Growing North American friction manufacturer is looking for personnel at all levels in order to accommodate growth and fill positions left by retirement. Positions available in all areas:   Plant Manager Supervisors Foreman CNC Operator Maintenance Supervisor   Compensation will be based on position and qualifications.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Click the Apply Now button below to submit your resume directly to the employer.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain.last_img read more

Udall, Heinrich Secure $30 Million In Reimbursement For Border Communities & Organizations Providing Humanitarian Relief To Asylum Seekers

first_imgIn May, the full New Mexico delegation – Udall and Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján, Xochitl Torres Small, and Deb Haaland – wrote to the leadership of the Senate and House Appropriations Committees requesting reimbursement in light of the release of thousands of asylum seekers into New Mexico, and the subsequent strain on local resources. The local reimbursement funding was approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee as part of a larger emergency border supplemental funding agreement totaling $4.6 billion on Thursday by a vote of 30 to 1.  The agreement includes $2.88 billion for the Department of Health and Human Services to care for unaccompanied minors who are seeking asylum while they await placement with sponsor families and $1.3 billion for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to improve conditions and alleviate overcrowding at facilities along the border. The agreement does not fund additional border barrier activities. The bill now awaits full Senate consideration. WASHINGTON, D.C. ― U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) announced Wednesday that the Senate agreement on border humanitarian assistance includes $30 million in reimbursement funds for localities and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in New Mexico and elsewhere that are providing much-needed humanitarian relief to asylum seekers. “One of the most incredible stories, that is truly emblematic of the spirit of New Mexico, has been how local communities, non-profits, and charities have cared for these families seeking refuge in our country,” said Heinrich. “Under strenuous conditions, put in place by a callous, calculating Administration, these communities – neighbors to all, strangers to none – have stepped up to meet challenges typically addressed by the federal government. That is why we worked so hard to secure funding to reimburse these New Mexicans that have shouldered the burden of the Trump Administration’s reckless policies for far too long. While I am pleased this was included, I will continue to monitor this package as it is debated in the Senate.” U.S. SENATE News: The funding is provided through a Federal Emergency Management Act (FEMA) program called the Emergency Food and Shelter Program under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. These funds will provide assistance to jurisdictions and local recipient organizations serving communities that have experienced a significant influx of migrants. The funds may be used to reimburse jurisdictions and organizations for costs incurrent in providing services dating back to January 1, 2019. “I am proud to have worked alongside the New Mexico delegation to secure this urgently-needed funding for New Mexico communities in this Senate agreement, and will be working diligently to get it over the finish line,” said Udall, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee who was in Las Cruces recently meeting with community leaders and volunteers helping asylum seekers. “New Mexico communities and organizations are on the front-lines of the humanitarian crisis at our border, they are being stretched thin, and they are bearing the burden of the federal government’s policies. These local communities and organizations are showing the best of New Mexico – but they need help and relief. This is not a partisan issue. That’s why I’ve worked so hard to secure these reimbursement funds, and won’t stop working until New Mexicans get the help they deserve as they deal with this crisis.”last_img read more

Bear Spotted Eating Cherries On Camino Cereza Today

first_imgA bear is spotted today coincidently eating cherries on Camino Cereza. Photo by Andrew Phelpslast_img

Los Alamos History Museum Atoms & Art Ends Aug. 18

first_imgThe Los Alamos History Museum’s popular temporary exhibit, Atoms and Art: The Intersecting Lives of Maria Poveka Martinez and Bernice Bidwell Brode will be coming down soon. The Los Alamos History Museum is at 1050 Bathtub Row and open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends. More information about the museum and Atoms and Art is available at losalamoshistory.org. Los Alamos History Museum exhibit: Atoms and Art is sponsored by Enterprise Bank & Trust. Courtesy photo The exhibit, sponsored by Enterprise Bank & Trust, brings to life an extraordinary intersection of history, culture, and art. Martinez and Brode were brought together by the Manhattan Project, where Brode worked as a computer only miles away from the Martinez home at the Pueblo de San Ildefonso. The exhibit’s last day is Sunday, Aug. 18. Don’t miss the chance to explore the story of how these two women met during the Manhattan Project, highlighted by a beautiful collection of Martinez pottery. History Museum News: Los Alamos History Museum exhibit: Atoms and Art is sponsored by Enterprise Bank & Trust. Courtesy/LAHMlast_img read more

Letter To The Editor: We Need Christine Bernstein’s Voice On Los Alamos School Board

first_imgBy ELLEN MCBEELos Alamos I was excited when I heard that Christine was running for the Los Alamos School Board. I have felt for many years that the School Board needs new voices, and diverse experiences, to better inform the lives of our students. Christine is tireless in her pursuit of learning strategies for her students, not just those at the top of the class, but those for whom traditional approaches simply don’t work. When I spent time with her, we often discussed the needs of students and the ways those needs were—and were not—being met. Now Christine teaches in Pojoaque, where she continues to educate herself on better ways to approach teaching. She is the best kind of teacher: professional, involved, and passionate about education. I have known Christine Bernstein since our daughters were in first grade together at Aspen School. At the time, Christine taught in Los Alamos and was known for being an approachable, dedicated teacher. Christine also understands that our students are best served by teachers who are backed by a supportive administration. Whether it is funding for an innovative project or a dedication to securing resources for our teachers’ professional development, she will be a supportive presence for our teachers on the School Board. We need Christine’s voice on the Los Alamos School Board. Her energy and enthusiasm, her varied experience, and her dedication to her profession would benefit all of our students.last_img read more

Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris Shares FBI National Academy Experience With Rotary Members

first_imgHe also completed the “yellow brick road”, a 6.1-mile grueling run through a hilly, wooded trail built by the Marines. Along the way, the participants must climb over walls, run through creeks, jump through simulated windows, scale rock faces with ropes, crawl under barbed wire in muddy water, maneuver across a cargo net and much more. He explained that his participation in the academy resulted from a commission in 1935 that reported a need for a national standard for police officers. A career in law enforcement was always something Morris said he aspired to do. He credited this aspiration to a deputy sheriff from his hometown. He  explained as a young kid growing up in a small farming  community in California his family didn’t have a lot of money but his mother worked to buy him a bike. By KIRSTEN LASKEYLos Alamos Daily Post kirsten@ladailypost.com “That really stuck with me on being a police officer … I always like to share the story because it was somebody who impacted my life to want to be a police officer,” Morris said. “I think being a police officer is the best job.” During the academy, Morris traveled to New York City and visited the New York Police Department (NYPD) Police One Plaza headquarters. The academy evolved to become a global network. In fact, Morris said he met law enforcement officials from Cambodia, Kenya, Thailand, Denmark, Uganda and other countries. To sum it up, Morris, who also is a Rotarian, said, “It was a good experience.” “What was interesting was even though we might not have been well off this particular family was even less well off than us,” Morris said “I think he just had a really big heart for that family and he didn’t charge the kid, he just made it a learning experience. It was a big learning experience for me to ride over there with him and face that head on.” His class also raised $21,000 in a single night, which was donated to a cops program and the Special Olympics. Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris discusses his experience at the FBI National Academy. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris discusses his experience at the FBI National Academy during a talk Tuesday at the Rotary Club of Los Alamos meeting at Cottonwood on the Greens. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com center_img “We just saw a need to have more of a net of law enforcement,” Morris said. The work, it seems, was worth it. “I’m so blessed to have this experience. I couldn’t have done without (my family),” Morris said. He added that one night those attending the academy cooked meals from their home countries. It was an opportunity, Morris said, to introduce peers to their cultures. However, his bike was stolen, which devastated him, Morris said. But, the deputy sheriff was able to track down the bike and drove Morris to the kid’s house to retrieve it. After finding them, the deputy sheriff took the kids to his own home, his wife fed and bathed them and the two children were given to child protection services the following day. To get into the academy, Morris said he applied a few years ago and was nominated to attend the academy by a FBI agent from the Albuquerque office. The application process was lengthy; Morris said his entire background was looked at. Later, Morris said he was on another ride with the deputy sheriff when a fellow deputy found a truck and a woman on methamphetamines who had abandoned her young children in that truck for more than two days. Morris said the toddlers hadn’t eaten and if it wasn’t for the deputy patrolling the highway they wouldn’t have been found. For 10 weeks Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris attended the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va., and on Tuesday shared his experiences with the Rotary Club of Los Alamos. During the 10-week program, Morris took several courses, which touched on a variety of topics including body cameras, rapid DNA, emotional intelligence, wellness and vitality and communication and media relations.last_img read more