Something stinks about the government’s new deal with Renew Bahamas concerning the New Providence landfill, the secrecy surrounding their arrangement and the fact no public tender or Request for Proposal (RFP) for the landfill was ever issued.
With the mounting costs of electricity bills and the alternative of conserving energy, The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) has officially recommenced its solar energy program.
The Bahamas Hotel Association (BHA) revealed that an energy efficient project is set to be launched whereby several hotels will receive “substantial financial support” to institute key recommendations.
Picewell Forbes, Plenipotentiary Representative of the Bahamas to the Caribbean Community presented his Letters of Credence to Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, at the CARICOM Secretariat.
The Genting Energy Group will perform a 3-month study with the goal of finding ways to reduce electricity costs, possibly by as much as 30 per cent.
Bahamian ministers will have a unique opportunity to share experiences and ideas for addressing regional water security issues in direct relation to increasing energy costs.
Baha Mar has moved to “plan B” after its original plan to reduce air conditioning-related energy demand by 90 per cent was jeopardized by a timeline delay.
Environmental attorney, consultant and TV morning show host Romauld ‘Romi’ Ferreira was recently selected by CARICOM as an environmental legal expert to help develop a legal framework for the energy sector in eight countries in the Caribbean.
While talking about energy efficiency, Minister for the Environment Earl Deveaux let it slip that Bahamians pay BEC over one billion dollars per year, yet the company can’t seem to get their act together.