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GUYANA: OIL: Read the latest edition of the ENERGY Magazine – Q1 2022 Edition

Read the latest edition of Guyana’s Energy Magazine –  Q1 2022 – 52 pages

Read the latest edition of Guyana’s Energy Magazine –  Q1 2022 – 52 pages

GUYANA: Port of Vreed-en-Hoop: More than just a shore base – OilNow

OilNOW – 09 May 2022
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On the surface, the multi-billion dollar ‘Port of Vreed-en-Hoop’ may seem like it will be a regular shore base facility, but it’s intended for much more than that.

Three businessmen – Andron Alphonso of ZRN Investment Inc., Nazar Mohammed of Hadi’s World Incorporated and Nicholas Deygoo-Boyer of National Hardware Guyana Limited – envisaged the creation of a commercial port and an industrial area that is consistent with the spirit of Guyana’s Local Content Policy to see Guyanese being at the forefront of benefitting from their national patrimony.

This idea birthed NRG Holdings Inc., a 100% Guyanese-owned consortium and the developer of the Port of Vreed-en-Hoop.          Continue reading

EUROPE: Can Europeans live without Russian gas? | Inside Story – Video

EUROPE: Can Europeans live without Russian gas? | Inside Story – Video by Al Jazeera

Check our website for comments: Presenter: Laura Kyle 

The crisis between Russia and Europe, sparked by the war in Ukraine – has taken yet another turn. This time Moscow has delivered on its promise to halt gas supplies to Bulgaria and Poland for not paying in Roubles, Russia’s currency. Though the action had been feared by some in the European Union, many had already predicted it. Member states are now working to find alternative long-term supplies. But what are these alternatives?                 Continue reading

GUYANA: ‘The blackout nightmare’…. Govt. of deliberately keeping nation in “dark ages” – Opinion

Glenn Lall

– flags wasteful spending with no results to show

“The Coalition went in, blackout stopped and GPL was running and making money. As soon as the PPP come back, the nightmare returns and GPL gone back being a milking cow.” – Glenn Lall

Amid an increase in power outages across the country, businessman and publisher of the Kaieteur News, Glenn Lall has called for a radical shake-up of the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) and he said it is not a coincidence that since the PPP/C has returned to government the electricity sector here has drastically declined. He questioned the huge amounts of money that has been pumped into the sector over the years with little to show for it.          Continue reading

GUYANA: 1.5MW solar farm would boost business development in Bartica – PM

DPI Guyana- !3 April 2022

He noted that it will also aid in the transformation from fossil fuel to greater use of renewable energy thus reducing Guyana’s carbon footprint.

To this extent, the Prime Minister is optimistic that the solar farm, which is in keeping with the Government’s Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS) 2030, will aid in the overall development of the town.

“It will also help with the expansion of business in this community because you’ll have additional energy. It now becomes more attractive for investors to set up micro and large industries and commercial activities in Bartica.”          Continue reading

TRAVEL: Electric Vehicles Transition – The declining future of gas stations

Alternative Energy

— As EVs hit the road, gas stations will have to adapt or risk going out of business.

Right now, gas stations are a regular part of American life, a place drivers go on a daily or weekly basis to fill up and sometimes grab a snack. But the fuel pump plus convenience store concept has much less to offer the country’s small but growing number of EV owners.

GUYANA: Economist flags ‘reckless spending’ on infrastructural projects – opinion

Elson Low

– urges stepped-up scrutiny of Amaila Falls

Apr 13, 2022 –Kaieteur News – The current public investment climate in Guyana is worrying to Economist, Elson Low, who believes that the reckless spending of the administration must not be allowed to easily slip by.

In fact, Low believes that one does not need a microscope to see the wrong decisions the government has been making when it comes to spending from the public purse, as several decisions to invest in various infrastructural projects remain controversial. One such example, according to the Economist, is the Amaila Falls Hydropower project. Although the government will not be investing into the project with upfront costs, Guyanese will have to carry the burden of that project, and after 20 years, the ownership would be transferred to Guyana from the Chinese contractor, China Railway First Group.      Continue reading

GUYANA: ENERGY: Why not solar energy? – Opinion

Solar Panels

April 7, 2022 –

Renewable or clean energy, of which there are various forms, is not only the future, but it is what will allow generations to come to dwell on a livable planet; the science on this is indisputable. Energy which is generated by the sun, wind, water, and to a lesser extent biomass is described as renewable. In other words, it is derived from natural processes that are replenishable ad infinitum and at a faster rate than which it can be consumed.

Entreaties for a switch to clean energy date back decades, but now abound as the world continues to heat up, lurching from crisis to crisis, most if not all of which can be traced to the overuse of fossil fuels. Governments mostly dodged the calls, proffering the claim that renewable energy was too expensive – and it was. Over the years, however, the technology has improved to the point where not employing renewable energy makes no sense.

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CHINA: How China Plans to Win the Future of Energy – Bloomberg video

How China Plans to Win the Future of Energy

Bloomberg – Mar 15, 2022

China, the world’s biggest polluter, has committed to reach net zero emissions by 2060, an ambitious goal matched by enormous investments that are reshaping the nation’s energy system.

#China2030 #Asia #BloombergQuicktake

Guyana: Hope Wind Farm Project Will Provide 10% Of GPL needs

US$45M Hope Wind Farm Project – Power for 7,000 homes

ByOilNOW – March 17, 2022
Guyana is now closer to launching its first major initiative in renewable energy. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently granted approval for construction of the US$45M Hope Wind Farm Project. This represents the first substantial utility-scale renewable energy initiative to be implemented in the new oil producing South American country.

According to project documents, the 25.2MW wind farm will generate over 80GWh per year, to be delivered to the Guyana Power and Light (GPL)’s grid according to the terms of a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) and Grid Interconnection Agreement. This wind energy therefore represents over 10% of GPL’s gross total electricity generation, enough to supply 7000 homes with power.          Continue reading

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