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First Caribbean Students Graduate from IAEA School of Radiation Emergency Management

Students use a hand-held radiation survey instrument during the ‘Disaster City’ scenario to detect the levels of ionizing radiation in the area. (Photo: Texas A&M University) On 7 December, for the first time ever, the IAEA’s School of Radiation Emergency Management celebrated the certification of trainees from the Caribbean. The successful completion...

Guyana Secures Financing for 100 MW Solar Project

The $80 million scheme is expected to be financed by the Inter-American Development Bank, with the support of the Norwegian government. The funds concerned were originally to be devoted to a hydropower project.     Money for a hydropower project in Guyana has been diverted instead into a 100 MW solar PV scheme.   Guyana’s...

CARICOM Developing Communications Strategy for Sustainable Energy

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has launched an initiative aimed at formulating a region-wide communications strategy for sustainable energy.   The Guyana-based CARICOM Secretariat said the purpose of the strategy will be to create and increase awareness of challenges and opportunities in the energy sector; to facilitate behavioural change...

CARICOM Moving to Phase Out Incandescent Bulbs by September

Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries are expected to complete the phasing out of the use of incandescent bulbs by September this year, the Guyana-based CARICOM Secretariat announced Wednesday.   It said the regional countries are undertaking the project to become more energy efficient, on the basis of a mandate from the CARICOM Energy...