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Hydro Energy: Islamic Bank mission in Guyana to finalize energy projects

GEA CEO – Dr Mahender Sharma

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – A team of six officials from the Islamic Development Bank led by Noureddine Mabrouk arrived in Guyana to scope renewable energy projects for off-grid area in partnership with the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA). 

In April of this year, chief executive officer (CEO) of the GEA, Dr Mahender Sharma, said that  Guyana will approach the Islamic Development Bank to finance three additional hydro-powered sites – Ikuribisi hydro which will serve Bartica, Moco Moco and Kumu to benefit disadvantaged indigenous communities in the interior of the country.          Continue reading

The view from Europe: Climate science and the Caribbean reaction – By David Jessop

Caribbean News Now
David Jessop is a consultant to the Caribbean Council and can be contacted atdavid.jessop@caribbean-council.org. Previous columns can be found at http://www.caribbean-council.org

In the last few days new evidence has been published suggesting that scientists are now 99 percent certain that human activity is causing global warming.

As if to validate this, temperatures in parts of Northern Europe spiked this week at 44.9 C (113F), breaking records and confirming changing patterns that have brought extreme weather and higher temperatures often for sustained periods to regions of Africa, the Americas, the Arctic and many other parts of the world.    Continue reading

Singapore burns its trash to generate electricity ….. with no-pollution – video

Singapore burns its trash to generate electricity…..  with no-pollution – video

UG- University of Guyana: “Energy for Guyana” Panel Discussion – May 30, 2019

Launch of the Guyana Solar Challenge – By SHOS and CYEN – July 1, 2019

By Solar Head of State (SHOS) and the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN)

Solar Head of State (SHOS) and the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN) are pleased to announce the launch of the Guyana Solar Challenge – a national competition to engage and educate youth nationwide about the benefits of renewable energy.

Following the success of last year’s Jamaica Solar Challenge, SHOS is again partnering with a local chapter of CYEN to manage publicity and engagement related to the Solar Challenge.    Continue reading

Guyana: Green transformation versus narrow thinking – Editorial – Stabroek News

Green transformation versus narrow thinking

On its website’s homepage, the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) proudly displays what it terms a ‘new GuySuCo’. It says that it is “transforming our business” and “exploring our potential: rice cultivation and other crops to ensure the sustainability and viability of our business”. Arrows point from this statement to labelled photographs of cane sugar, fruit crops, aquaculture, dairy farming and seed paddy.

And sadly, that is as far as the transformation extends, although there is a notification lower on the page where GuySuCo explains why it is not pursuing ethanol production as an alternative to sugar production. The explanation, with references to studies, prices and comparisons with other countries producing ethanol makes perfect sense. What doesn’t is why GuySuCo’s research is limited to cane agriculture.        Continue reading

The basic science for how climate change triggers severe cold weather in wintertime — The Secular Jurist

Three Worlds One Vision

By Robert A. Vella. It may seem paradoxical to laypeople that we would have severe cold weather spells in wintertime given that the world is rapidly warming up due to manmade climate change; and, climate change deniers are quick to exploit this paradox for political reasons.  But, it is true.  Global warming is increasing the incidence of extreme weather events of every kind from prolonged droughts and powerful storms to deadly heat waves and brutal cold snaps.  The following details the basic science behind the phenomenon popularly, though inaccurately, known as the “polar vortex.” The real polar vortex is something else altogether…

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Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019 – featuring Artificial Intelligence

The future of Artificial Intelligence

Editorial –  Stabroek News – 09 January 2019

While the rest of the world is still busy adjusting to the commencement of the New Year, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world’s largest technology convention kicked off last Sunday in Las Vegas, Nevada, with most of the world’s leading electronic giants holding press conferences to announce their latest innovations.

The annual show which opened to the public on Monday January 7, 2019 covers 2.75 million square feet of exhibit space and the 180,000 expected attendees from 155 countries will be privy to a first-hand view of the future of electronic gadgetry driven by the rapidly expanding field of Artificial Intelligence in twenty-four categories.           Continue reading

USA -Catastrophic Power Outage Poses a “Profound Threat” – New Government Report

USA -Catastrophic Power Outage Poses a “Profound Threat” to the US, New Government Report Finds

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Visualizing the Rise of the Electric Vehicle – Infographic by visualcapitalist.com

Visualizing the Rise of the Electric Vehicle

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When will electric vehicles be the norm?

Today’s infographic uses projections from bank Morgan Stanley to show the expected rise of the EV.

See when EVs will surpass traditional autos in market share, and when the EV fleet will hit 1 billion vehicles in total.

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