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

Safety showing Utah is right place for him

first_imgE-mail: [email protected] Robert Johnson is a delightful young man who’s been smiling a lot lately as the starting free safety for the Utah football team.Johnson, a JC transfer from Los Angeles, earned a starting spot before the UCLA victory, then after sitting out a couple of games with an injured shoulder was back on the field for the win over Louisville.Not coincidentally, the Utes have had their two best performances with Johnson on the field, and coach Kyle Whittingham says Johnson should continue starting the rest of the season, barring injury.”He’s got a great deal of speed and athleticism and has great range,” Whittingham said. “When he got his opportunity, he made the best of it.”The 6-foot-3, 185-pound Johnson is not only from L.A. but from one of the toughest parts, known as South Central, or Watts, which has a reputation as a tough neighborhood. Johnson doesn’t down-play how tough it was.”It’s real tough — people are getting killed every day,” he said. “It’s part of life. I know people that got shot and died.”One of them was his father, Wayne, who was shot and killed when Robert was 6 years old.Johnson was recruited by Ute assistant Kalani Sitake and since then the two have bonded “like family,” according to each.Sitake can tell you about the rough neighborhood Johnson lives in as he recalls his first visit there.”When I pulled up to his house, he was waiting out front for me, which I thought was kind of different,” Sitake said. “He seemed kind of anxious to get us out of there.”After Sitake parked his rental car and started to go into the house, Johnson said, “Uh, you better bring that bag with you,” pointing to a bag in his car.Sitake picked up his bag, and Johnson said, “You might want to bring that bag, too,” pointing to another bag in the car.Then Johnson noticed the GPS device common in rental cars and told Sitake he better bring that inside also. When the coach told him he couldn’t, because it was attached to the dashboard, Johnson warned him, saying, “That might not be there when you get back.”After that, the two would meet at school when Sitake paid a visit.Sitake almost discovered Johnson by accident.He was in Los Angeles watching a game between Citrus JC and Southwest JC to see Josh Broughton, a defensive back for Citrus, who had already committed to Utah.Sitake was aware of Johnson and knew he had missed his freshman year due to injury but hadn’t seen him play.”He was tall and rangy,” Sitake said. “I was intrigued by him.”Then Sitake saw him on the field and all Johnson did that day was pick off two passes, returning one for a touchdown and the other to the 5-yard line.”I was shocked he wasn’t a big-time recruited guy,” said Sitake, who jumped right on him.When Sitake had the chance to talk to Johnson later in the season, he was impressed with his personality and said, “he seemed like a perfect fit. I thought he would thrive in this environment.”As the season progressed, other schools started to recruit him, including Washington, Washington State, Arizona State and San Jose State. Johnson enjoyed his visit to Salt Lake and while on his visit to Pullman, Wash., called Sitake to commit.Ute coaches saw right from the start that Johnson was very talented, but because he didn’t start practicing until August and was still learning the Utah system, he didn’t start right away.Once he got his chance, Johnson came up with two interceptions in the win over UCLA. After separating his shoulder, he was forced to wear a device to keep his arm in place last week at Louisville, which meant he couldn’t stretch for interceptions.However, this week when San Diego State visits Rice-Eccles Stadium, Johnson plans to have much better range of motion.The game has special meaning since Johnson’s uncle, Beveren Means, played running back for the Aztecs in the early 1990s. Although he lives in Texas, he plans to be on hand for Saturday’s game.Johnson also hopes his mother, Wanda, and one of his brothers is able to make the game. They were going to come up for the UCLA game, but car trouble kept them from making it. They did make it to the UNLV game, but unfortunately Johnson injured his shoulder in the first quarter and hardly played.Utah defensive coordinator Gary Andersen said recently there’s no one else happier to be in Salt Lake than Robert Johnson.Johnson doesn’t disagree. “I’m really happy to be here,” he said. “I can walk around here and not worry about getting shot.” Utes on the air San Diego State (2-3, 1-0) at Utah (3-3, 0-2)Saturday, 1 p.m., Rice-Eccles StadiumRadio: 700AM TV: None last_img read more