Jamaicans Encouraged to Take Steps to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

first_img Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Hon. Fayval Williams, is encouraging persons to contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by undertaking energy efficiency and conservation measures.“We can use less air conditioning; we can replace our incandescent light bulbs with light-emitting diode (LED) light bulbs; we can drive less, we can drive smart; we can buy energy-efficient products; and we can use the off switch in our homes and offices,” she advised.The Minister further suggested that persons plant trees as part of the reduction measures.She was speaking at a forum, titled, ‘Uncut Conversations on Climate Change’ – at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in St. Andrew on Thursday (April 9).Mrs. Williams noted that Jamaica has made significant strides in renewable energy efforts and carbon dioxide avoidance by undertaking several initiatives.These, she said, include the installation and operationalisation of the 37-megawatt BMR Energy facility; expansion of the Wigton Wind Farm, which now has capacity of 63 megawatts; and Content Solar’s 20-megawatt plant in Clarendon.“By way of these projects, we have achieved much in terms of carbon dioxide avoidance. Through Wigton, phases one to three, we have avoided over one million tonnes of carbon dioxide. For BMR, we have avoided 66,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide last year,” Mrs. Williams informed.In the case of Content Solar, the Minister noted that carbon dioxide emissions are expected to be reduced by 35,000 tonnes in the first year of operation and by more than 800,000 tonnes over the useful life of the project.Additionally, she said other projects are under way, including retrofitting of several government facilities in terms of air conditioners and also involving the tinting of windows to improve energy efficiency and conservation.“The JPS Bogue Plant was converted to use natural gas recently. Also… once the (JPS’s) new 190-megawatt power plant comes on stream in Old Harbour, it will use natural gas as its primary fuel,” she noted.This, Ms. Williams said, will also bolster the national emission-reduction and diversification efforts. The old plant will be decommissioned in phases until it is completely offline by the first quarter of 2020.“We are also well aware that several industries, manufacturers and bauxite/alumina plants have already retrofitted their entities or are currently taking steps to make the transition to liquefied natural gas,” she said.Mrs. Williams also informed that the Ministry is working to advance the introduction of the electric vehicles, adding that she is aware of efforts in the private sector to use compressed natural gas as an alternative fuel in the transport sector.“These augur well for our country as we move towards meeting the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) [for climate action] targets of reducing emission levels by 7.8 per cent by 2030…and reducing 13 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalence to about 12 million tonnes,” she said.‘Uncut Conversations on Climate Change’ is an unscripted, open multi-stakeholder forum that recognises the need to continuously evolve the way in which technical experts, practitioners and interest groups dialogue and exchange information, expertise, experiences and ideas on climate change.(more)Jamaicans…3The forum sought to engage a variety of stakeholders, including government representatives, the private sector, Jamaica’s development partners, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), community-based organisations and academia on a number of topics surrounding the issue of climate change. Story Highlights Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Hon. Fayval Williams, is encouraging persons to contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by undertaking energy efficiency and conservation measures. The Minister further suggested that persons plant trees as part of the reduction measures. “We can use less air conditioning; we can replace our incandescent light bulbs with light-emitting diode (LED) light bulbs; we can drive less, we can drive smart; we can buy energy-efficient products; and we can use the off switch in our homes and offices,” she advised.last_img read more

Texaco gas stations out…Rubis in

Texaco gas stations out…Rubis in

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppExpect to see a new look in town….Texaco gas stations will now be operating under a new brand name, Rubis. The French company which has been buying and renovating gas stations all over the Caribbean for some time has now arrived in the Turks and Caicos and work has already started on stations around town. Marked by its sleek, green, red and white colours, Rubis is renowned for providing advanced service at the pumps. While the exact changes in services offered are not yet known to the public, Rubis’ rebranding normally carries features such as ‘pay at the pump’ service; laser car-wash, UltraTec unleaded gasoline and diesel fuel; and TOTAL lubricants as have been seen in the Bahamas and other countries.last_img read more

Mane Reds will still hit top gear

Mane Reds will still hit top gear

first_imgSadio Mane is optimistic Liverpool will soon hit top gear as they head into the decisive months of the Premier League campaign.The Reds are renowned for their attacking style of play under Klopp but have resorted to different systems and tactics which has paid off throughout the campaign.With four points ahead of Man City and 15 games left to play, Mane reckons that, performance-wise, there is room for improvement and hopes that can coincide perfectly with the run-in.“We heard what some of the media were saying about us not starting off by playing as fast and exciting as last year, and we felt we weren’t at our best ourselves at times,” the No.10 told World Soccer and LFC.TV.“The results have been there but we know we could have done more with some of our performances.“We are very competitive but know there is, even more, to come, for sure. In many ways, the team is stronger and we have produced some very mature performances.“Hopefully we will hit our top form when it matters most.”He added: “I can’t wait to lift a trophy with Liverpool. I know the fans are desperate for us to win the Premier League.”In many ways, the team is stronger and we have produced some very mature performances.”#LFC still have more gears to move through in the decisive months of the season, insists Mane. 🙌https://t.co/CrJ4Xb4jUO— Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 28, 2019Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, LiverpoolMo Salah laughs off Sadio Mane incident with a brilliant video Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Mohamed Salah laughed off his little spat with Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane by posting a brilliant video showing they’ve made up.“It would be an amazing moment for the club. It has been far too long for a team the size of Liverpool.“We believe we are heading in the right direction, but there are some very tough rivals – City were unbelievable last season and very strong again – but why not?”The trio were each on target during the frantic 4-3 victory over Palace, with Mane’s stoppage-time effort ultimately the winner at Anfield.And the Senegal international strikes a similarly optimistic tone when assessing the prospect of the forwards equalling and bettering their previous exploits.“I think it just happened naturally,” he said of their connection. “When you have players like Bobby and Mo they just make everything easier.“We just seem to instinctively know each other’s movement and I think you can see that we enjoy playing together. We want to get even better and score even more goals. Our best is still to come.”#LivLei #salah ⚽️⚽️ 30/12/17 pic.twitter.com/PRiCBwEnE9— JUSTIN77LFC (@Justin77L) January 25, 2019last_img read more

Police searching for a Santee man who tried to lure a young

Police searching for a Santee man who tried to lure a young

first_img Posted: March 30, 2019 SANTEE (KUSI) – A man tried to lure a young girl into his car on a Santee street earlier this week, police said Saturday.It happened Thursday evening in a neighborhood abutting Cowles Mountain, according to San Diego County Sheriff’s Sgt. Kamon Harris.A nine-year-old girl was riding her bicycle around 6 p.m. on Poplin Drive between Organdy Lane and Big Rock Road when a man in his 60s or 70s asked her if she wanted a ride to a “game,” Harris said.The girl became scared and rode her bicycle back to her home. She was unharmed.Harris said the suspect was described as a white man with white hair, a red hat and chrome sunglasses. He was driving a two-door silver convertible with a black top — possibly a Honda.The car had a handicapped plate with the number seven in it. The rest of the license plate number was unknown. FacebookTwitter March 30, 2019 Updated: 3:30 PM Categories: Local San Diego News Police searching for a Santee man who tried to lure a young girl into his car KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more