Promoting Green And Inclusive Growth In The Caribbean :: James Husbands

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Promoting Green And Inclusive Growth In The Caribbean :: James Husbands

  1. 1. Promoting Green And Inclusive Growth In The Caribbean.
  2. 2. ENERGY Energy is the life blood of development. The growth in demand for energy will continue to increase or spiral. There is no one single source solution to deliver our energy needs.
  3. 3. CARIBBEAN OIL IMPORTS  The region relies heavily on oil to fuel its development  2004 – oil imports were US$ 6.5 billion  2007 – oil cost almost doubled to (US$ 12 billion)
  4. 4. CARIBBEAN CHALLENGES  Balance the goals of economic development and prosperity.  Eliminate poverty.  Reduce the impact of Climate Change
  5. 5. POSSIBLE SOLUTION The widespread development and deployment of renewable energy technologies has been proposed; *as a mitigating factor to climate change; *as a solution to the high energy prices, and *the creation of new jobs to reduce poverty.
  6. 6. REGIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY RESOURCES  Solar: Thermal & Solar (PV) Electricity  Wind  Geo-Thermal  Hydro-electricity  Biomass  Ocean thermal  Wave energy
  7. 7. SOLAR ENERGY: THERMAL The Farm housing development – St. George, Barbados
  8. 8. SOLAR ENERGY: THERMAL *COST SAVINGS 1974 - 2002, BARBADOS  THE BARBADOS MODEL: Researched by USAID  As at 2002,saved Bds $260 million in energy costs  Carbon emissions avoided in 2002, 14,000 tons  Tax incentive was helpful at 13%cost .  As at June 2011 - $1 Billion in savings
  9. 9. MAP OF SOLAR INSTALLATIONS
  10. 10. SOLAR ELECTRICITY (PHOTO-VOLTAIC) Photovoltaic panels on the roof of Harrison Cave in St. Thomas, Barbados Photovoltaic panel displayed at a training session
  11. 11. SOLAR ELECTRICITY (PV) Ministry Of Transport and Works Barbados
  12. 12. WIND ENERGY - In the Dutch Caribbean, the islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao have used wind energy to generate electricity for decades. - Curacao has installed modern wind turbines and has one of the largest wind farms in the Caribbean.
  13. 13. WIND ENERGY: Wigton, Jamaica
  14. 14. The Government of Barbados proposes that 30% of our energy demand will come from renewable energy. • Waste to energy. • Photovoltaic energy. • Energy incentives for domestic and commercial use of renewable energy.
  15. 15. GEO-THERMAL ENERGY Geo-thermal Resources of the Caribbean are mostly available in: Grenada, St. Lucia, Dominica, Nevis, Saba
  16. 16. HYDRO-ENERGY: Afobaka, Suriname
  17. 17. HYDRO-ENERGY Guyana, Proposed Hydro-Electric Plant Excellent Potential
  18. 18. HYDRO-ELECTRICITY Dominica, St. Lucia, Belize
  19. 19. BIOMASS ENERGY Biomass energy is energy generated by the burning of any organism, for example plant material. Sugar cane stalks bagasse, wood chips, grass, rice and corn husks and saw dust waste, are readily available options.
  20. 20. OCEAN THERMAL ENERGY CONVERSION
  21. 21. OCEAN THERMAL ENERGY CONVERSION (proposed for Bahamas)
  22. 22. WAVE ENERGY
  23. 23. The Challenge is to find the finance to harness these green energy technologies. The opportunity is to provide a level cost of energy ,so that we can move our economies forward.
  24. 24. THE ULTIMATE GOAL To optimize the utilization of the Caribbean’s diverse and abundant mix of energy resources to meet our present and future energy needs efficiently, affordably and sustainably.
  25. 25. THE CARIBBEAN
  26. 26. The Distribution Option REGIONAL PIPELINES TO TRANSPORT ENERGY
  27. 27. RENEWABLE ENERGY OPTIONS  Solar Electricity (photo-voltaic) & Solar Thermal  Wind  Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion  Land-fill Gases  Wave Energy
  28. 28. CONCLUSION The Green Economy Energy efficiency Use conventional energy wisely Maximum utilization of Renewable Energy Development of new renewable options Build Capacity to manufacture, install sell and service products. Level the cost of energy to meet our growth needs .
  29. 29. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

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