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UWI, Mona & Ministry of Mining Hosts Energy Awareness Expo

The University of the West Indies, Mona in association with the Ministry of Energy and Mining in celebration of CARICOM Energy Week will stage an Energy Awareness Expo on November 10-11 on the Lawns facing the Undercroft, UWI, Mona. The Expo will officially open on Thursday, November 10 at 9 am with an Opening Ceremony on the Lawns facing the Undercroft.

The two day event will see interactive exhibitions showcasing efficient building designs, renewable energy technologies, energy conservation and efficiency. It will also include presentations on the National Energy Policy, Net Billing, Regulatory Issues, Application of Solar Energy, Wind Power Generation and Energy Financing. Presenters include energy experts such as Professor Anthony Chen, Professor Emeritus at UWI, Mona and Hopeton Heron, Deputy Director General of the Office of Utility Regulation (OUR).

There will also be a public lecture entitled, “The Transition to a Clean Energy Economy” on November 10 at 10 am at the Undercroft, UWI, Mona. Professor Anthony Clayton, of the Institute for Sustainable Development at UWI will deliver this Lecture.  The Lecture is organized by the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica and the Ministry of Energy and Mining.

CARICOM Energy Week which is celebrated this year from November 6-12, comes on the heels of a Energy meeting by CARICOM Energy Ministers at the Council for Organization Trade and Economic Development (COTED) earlier this year.  During the meeting the need for urgent action at the national levels to address the escalating challenges associated with increasing oil prices was underscored. As a result CARICOM Energy Week is being instituted in the second week of November to heighten awareness and provide information to the regional populace on sustainable energy options and the need for greater efficiency in the use of energy.

The Week is aimed at informing and educating the public about energy issues confronting Jamaica to stimulate thoughts, encourage discussions and initiate action in the area of energy conservation and efficiency and renewable energy. The Expo is funded by the University of the West Indies, Mona, The Ministry of Mining and Energy and UNDP.

Source: UWI



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