Category Archives: alternate energy

GUYANA: Another solar boondoggle for hinterland residents – Stabroek News

By October 9, 2021

Stabroek News

It was announced last week that the Indian government will provide US$7.2m in credit towards delivering solar systems to 30,000 households in the hinterland. 

Exactly how that figure of 30,000 was arrived at is not clear. The most recent census showed a population for what are described as the hinterland regions (1, 7, 8, and 9) of 81,263. With an average household size of 4.7 that works out to only 17,622 homes. Furthermore since population centres such as Bartica, Lethem, Port Kaituma, Kwakwani, Mabaruma and Mahdia have their own diesel powered grid systems they would not be included in this project.

But we must forgive our politicians for their exaggerations in a land where based on their claims everyone must have one or two house lots by now, every schoolchild is above average and serious crimes are near zero.         Continue reading

GUYANA: Government to use Norway Forest Funds for solar farms

GUYANA: Shifting power: Guyana’s Energy Mix – ZOOM Recording by Moray House Trust

GUYANA: Shifting power: Guyana’s Energy Mix – Video

Moray House Trust

This is the Zoom recording of the Moray House Trust panel on Saturday 2nd October 2021 with presentations from Simone Mangal-Joly (overview), Alfred Bhulai (solar/wind), the Hon David Patterson MP (gas-to-shore) and Maurice Veecock (Amaila Falls/hydro).

Presented by Moray House Trust

GUYANA: Moray House Trust Presents: Shifting power: Guyana’s Energy Mix – ZOOM – October 2. 2021

Moray House Trust warmly invites to you to attend a panel discussion on Zoom: Saturday 2nd October. Time: 5PM Guyana/NY, 10PM UK

YouTube Clip:

Title:      Shifting power: Guyana’s energy mix
Panel:    Alfred Bhulai, Simone Mangal-Joly and the Hon. David Patterson (MP)
Date:      Saturday 2nd October
Time:     5PM Guyana/NY, 10PM UK

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TRAVEL: Why The American Car Fleet Is Getting So Old – Video

TRAVEL: Why The American Car Fleet Is Getting So Old – Video

CNBC – 26 September 2021

In 2021, the average age of vehicles on the road reached a record 12.1 years. Every driver that chooses to hold on to a car for another year is postponing a trip to the dealership, and some industry analysts wonder if rising vehicle ages and prices indicate trouble for new car sales in the future. Automakers are stuffing cars with new technology and improvements but will that be enough to keep buyers wanting the latest and greatest?

Advancing Canadian innovation and sustainable solutions in the Caribbean – Virtual Event – August 23-24. 2021

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Spurring a Green Economic Recovery

Canada • Barbados • Guyana • Jamaica • Trinidad and Tobago

Advancing Canadian innovation and sustainable solutions in the Caribbean

Virtual events – August 23-24, 2021

Join the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade for a virtual trade event that will explore sustainable business opportunities in clean technology and green infrastructure in the Caribbean.

This event is targeted towards Canadian small-and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the clean technology and green infrastructure sectors, and will focus on four Caribbean markets: Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, and Trinidad & Tobago.  Companies outside of these sectors, but interested in exploring these markets, are encouraged to join.        Continue reading

GUYANA: Gas to Shore Initiative – Contradictions by Vice-President Bharrat Jagdeo – Opinion

—  Jagdeo is in a maze of his own confusion!

Commentary: Living Off The Grid – By By Mosa Telford

  Stabroek News – By By

We exist in a harsh environment not because of the heat or cold or shrubs or stones, but because we are trapped by the system. Life is fleeting and the time we are given should be spent growing and living comfortably. Throughout our lives we should be acquiring knowledge, becoming wiser and enjoying the best of health. Living should not mean being constantly in pain, fear and stress.

I saw a meme that said, “We are really on a rock paying bills.”

And in response, someone wrote “The rock gave us everything we needed to survive for free, but we decided to create money and bills.”        Continue reading

Guyana’s 60-year struggle for cheap, adequate and reliable – By Ralph Ramkarran


The economy Guyana inherited at Independence in 1966 has remained largely unchanged. Throughout the period Guyana was a primary producer of bauxite, sugar, rice, timber and gold. The fortunes of some industries have improved while those of others have declined, and a few added, like fisheries.

The absence of cheap, adequate and reliable electricity was recognized as one important reason for the failure to industrialize.   In this new era, as in the past, Guyana can never attain its full economic potential unless the production and delivery of electricity is vastly improved.          Continue reading

GUYANA: Govt. looking for investor to help revive contentious Amaila Falls Hydro project

Amaila Falls Hydro Dam

Jul 25, 2021 – Kaieteur News – The Office of the Prime Minister has published a request for proposals for the Amaila Falls hydro project on Friday, as the government looks to revive the project which has not gotten off the ground for more than a decade since it was first proposed, due to issues of feasibility and a lack of transparency.

The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) had intended years ago, to have the China Railways First Group (CRFG) develop the project, with money coming from Norway, China and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). But a Norwegian ethics council had raised questions about the involvement of the Chinese company in a significant corruption case.        Continue reading

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