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Jamaica ||In five months, Wigton saves Jamaica $229 million

The Wigton Windfarm in Manchester produced enough energy to save the country expenditure estimated at more than $229 million on the importation of oil during the first five months of fiscal year 2011-12, according to data released by the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ). PCJ said that during the period April...

Tremendous potential for solar energy in Jamaica, says Canadian company

The continuing increase in oil prices has greatly impacted many economies, especially those in the developing Caribbean region, and Jamaica is no exception. Having recently returned from a three-week trip to Jamaica, visiting numerous government officials and business leaders, Canadian-based Solamon Energy Corp.’s country head for Jamaica and senior VP Ainsley...

Time to look to renewable energy

Minister of Water and Housing Dr Horace Chang has reiterated the call for Jamaica to look more to using renewable energy sources. Speaking during the official opening of Jamaica’s first green community, The Palms, located in Richmond, St Ann, on Saturday, Chang said while the capital cost of such energy may...