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

Manchester introduces congestion charging

first_imgAt 3.30pm today Transport Minister Rosie Winterton will confirm that 10 Greater Manchester councils had been selected to run the congestion charging scheme. The system, which is different from London’s congestion charging scheme, will charge motorists £5 entering the city centre during the rush hours between 7.00 and 9.30am and 4pm and 6.30pm. The charging zones will be positioned in two rings around the city where there will be a £2 charge when crossing the outer ring in the morning and £1 at night and a £1 charge in both the morning and evening for crossing the inner ring. Shoppers who drive into the city outside the peak hours and any motorist driving out of the city during rush hours will be exempted from the scheme. The charge will be introduced by 2013. As part of the deal the Government has granted a £3bn funding package from its Transport Innovation Fund where the councils will be given £1.2bn and a £1.8bn 30-year loan. Winterton said this money will be used to upgrade the public transport in the council areas including extra trains and buses and more bus lanes. It will also fund a major expansion of Manchester’s tram system. Opponents of the scheme have criticised the government of bribing the councils with the transport funding package. Trafford Council has opposed the scheme and its conservative leader Susan Williams it was ‘political suicide’ for the Labour party. Stockport and Bury councils also opposed the scheme but only 7 of the 10 councils were needed to approve the plans.last_img read more

Whalers Out; Greenport Wins Title

first_imgOne day both Pierson’s boys and girls basketball teams were basking in the glow of success, having achieved their primary goal: a berth in the Suffolk County playoffs, which offers a road to the state tournament and ultimately a state championship.Both awaited the next step, and it was a rarity: a doubleheader, with both teams playing their opening games the same day at home on February 14.And, just like that, the season was over. First, the Pierson/Bridgehampton Lady Whalers were upset by Stony Brook 47-44. (See separate story.) The next game the boys team, favored to beat Port Jefferson, and was eliminated 43-32.The boys had an excuse. Will Martin, the team’s top scorer, was out with a torn ACL, and Martin provides the firepower the team needs to run on. The senior, who went over the 1000-point career mark last month, is a relentless and energetic machine, pressing the action on both sides of the floor.The Whalers struggled without him, though give the Royals credit: Port Jeff played a hustling defense that left Pierson struggling to run a coordinated offense. After hanging in for most of the first stanza the Whalers went stone cold, tallying a single point from that point until halftime.Port Jefferson wasn’t exactly scorching the threads either, but the double-digit lead proved insurmountable since the home team lacked the offensive power to make a charge.E.J. Burke and Henry Brooks each scored 10 for Pierson. The team finished with an 11-10 overall record and went 10-3 in League VIII.The giddy Royals, 8-12 overall but only 1-9 in League VII, mounted a spirited celebration at the final buzzer, but it proved a Pyrrhic victory—waiting in the wings was Greenport and the Suffolk Class C title game, once again played at Suffolk Community College’s Selden Campus on Friday.The Porters were motivated on two fronts: not only were they still smarting from last year’s upset to Stony Brook in the finale, but also by the perception that this team is destined for more than just a county title—this team has the look of a state title contender. And now they’ll get their chance to go upstate. The Porters dispensed the Bears with ruthless efficiency, 71-41, and now await the NYS Class C playoff seedings to find out who’s next. They are 19-2 on the season and they won the League VIII title with an undefeated record.It was over early: Greenport is a deep and talented team, but there is a special player here: the sophomore Ahkee Anderson, an honor student off the court and the undisputed leader of the team on the floor. He took off early, scoring nine points and dishing out for several more scores as the locals opened a 25-9 win. Anderson, a legitimate Suffolk Small Schools Player of the Year candidate, took the foot off the pedal at that point and finished with 21 points and nine assists.It’s by no means a one-man team, however. Julian Swann, a six-foot, four-inch bruiser, controls the paint and the boards. He finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds on the night. The locals employ three starting guards, and all of them can burn: Jordan Fonseca had 20 points, seven assists and six rebounds for Greenport and Jaxan Swann added seven assists and three steals. Jaxan Swann is the only senior of the group, so there are a lot more wins in the bag before this squad is finished.Alas, the season is over for two other local teams. East Hampton lost a heartbreaker to Glenn 92-89 in triple overtime on February 14 in the opening round of the Suffolk Class A playoff, Southampton was eliminated by Amityville, another Suffolk team with state title aspirations, on Friday. Sharelast_img read more

LSRPA Gets New Board Member (USA)

first_imgScott Drew, L.S.R.P., a senior environmental scientist and an Associate of Geosyntec Consultants based in New Jersey, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Licensed Site Remediation Professionals Association (LSRPA).This professional organization of more than 500 members incorporated in 2009 in response to the creation of the Licensed Site Remediation Professional certification under the New Jersey Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA). The act moved the direct supervision of site remediation projects from case managers with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to LSRPs.These independent professionals are responsible for conducting such work with the objective of expediting site closure. LSRPs have an obligation to protect public health and safety and the environment, as well as the authority to review and approve investigation and remediation work plans, develop closure documents, and exercise professional judgment to efficiently move sites through the assessment and remediation process to closure.The mission of the LSRPA is to advance the LSRP profession, acting as an educational and technical resource and assisting its membership to use standards of care and informed professional judgment when performing the work of a LSRP in protecting public health, safety and the environment. The organization works closely with NJDEP officials and other regulatory agencies on issues related to the continued evolution of the SRRA.Mr. Drew has been an LSRP since 2010 and has been a member of the LSRPA Steering Committee for the past two years. He has been a member of the association’s Regulatory Outreach Committee and has represented the LSRPA on two NJDEP stakeholders committees responsible for developing technical guidance for vapor intrusion investigations and evaluating contaminated groundwater discharges to surface water.Mr Drew is a frequent presenter at conferences and technical training sessions in New Jersey on the technical and regulatory aspects of conducting vapor intrusion investigations. He currently serves as an LSRP for 12 project sites.Press Release, January 15, 2014last_img read more

De Bruyne completes move to Wolfsburg

first_imgGerman club Wolfsburg have completed the signing of Kevin de Bruyne from Chelsea.His transfer was rubber-stamped on Saturday morning after he signed a five-year contract. The 22-year-old Belgian, who spent last season on loan at Werder Bremen, made only three league appearances for the Blues after being signed in 2012.AdChoices广告All three came before he angered Jose Mourinho with his performance in a Capital One Cup tie at Swindon in September, since which De Bruyne’s future at Stamford Bridge has been in doubt.He cost around £6.5m when he was bought from Genk and Chelsea made a significant profit on that deal, with Wolfsburg believed to have paid around £16m.Boss Mourinho recently explained that the hefty transfer fee involved, coupled with De Bruyne’s desire to leave, meant Chelsea were prepared to let him go.He said: “We know Kevin is a fantastic young player with fantastic potential. I still say I would be happy to keep him.“But you also have to analyse the player’s pride and personality, and he probably wants to go so much it’s maybe a good option to let him go and it’s a very good deal for the club from a financial point of view.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more