Category: Energy

Residents urged to help Barbados become carbon neutral

Barbadians are being urged to lend a hand as the island’s aspires to become carbon neutral by 2030. Minister of Energy and Water Resources Wildfred Abrahams made the call during his opening remarks at  Energy Expo at Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. The expo, an initiative of CARICOM energy month, is being executed under the Disaster Risk […]

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Barbados making strides in renewable energy

Barbados is making strides towards becoming fully powered but renewable energy and Williams Industries is leading the way. “We are saving the island from having to export foreign exchange and we are saving the CO2 going into the atmosphere,” Chairman of Williams Industries, Ralph Bizzy Williams said. He was speaking at the Energy Expo hosted by […]

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Prominent businessman criticizes regional governments’ red tape

Prominent businessman, Ralph ‘Bizzy’ Williams has criticized regional governments for their red tape on developmental projects. Williams said regional authorities need to change their mindset and legislation if they want the alternative energy sector to blossom. During an address at the University of West Indies Cave Hill Alumini Symposium on the developmental needs of the […]

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Petroleum prices go up

There will be an increase in the prices of gasoline, kerosene and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) from midnight tonight. However, the price for diesel will remain unchanged at $3.20 per litre. Gasoline will now be sold at $3.91 per litre, up from $3.89, an increase of two cents; while kerosene will now cost $1.54 per […]

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FTC completes SOL LP gas price investigation

The Fair Trading Commission, on its own initiative, has completed an investigation which was launched in September 2017 after receiving two consumer queries relating to the purchase of SOL 100 lb Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders. In each circumstance, the consumers alleged that they made a prepayment for LPG cylinders prior to a legislated price […]

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Barbadians to pay less for gas and LPG, diesel and kerosene prices rise

Consumers will be paying less for gasoline and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), while the prices for diesel and kerosene will increase effective midnight Sunday. Gasoline will now be sold at $3.89 per litre, down from $3.91; a decrease of $0.02. Diesel will now retail at $3.20 per litre, up from $3.14; an increase of $0.06, […]

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Change coming

Barbados could be in for a revolution of sorts. Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce & Small Business Development Donville Inniss revealed Tuesday that the island was at “a very advanced stage” in terms of its development of practical renewable energy proposals, while stating that Government’s intention was to fully transform the industrial sector. He was […]

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Energy to create wealth

More opportunities are opening up for ordinary Barbadians to make money from generating renewable energy. This is the view of President of the Barbados Renewable Energy Association (BREA) Aidan Rogers. In an interview with Barbados TODAY, he said a decision by the Fair Trading Commission (FTC) earlier this year has created a new window of opportunity […]

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It’s unjust

The proposed construction of a multi-million dollar Canadian-owned solar farm on lands at Waterford Plantation, St Michael is getting some serious heat from leading local stakeholders and interest groups, including Williams Industries Chairman Ralph Bizzy Williams. Canadian energy company Deltro Group has applied for planning permission to build a 20 megawatt solar farm on 70 […]

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DELTRO blames setbacks for project delay

With a promised multi-million dollar renewable energy facility yet to get off the ground, the Canadian energy firm which last year pledged “much cheaper” energy than what Barbadians were paying to Barbados Light & Power is seeking to reassure the country that the sun has not gone down on the project. When DELTRO Group Ltd […]

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Venezuela’s oil offer still stands – ambassador

The door is still open for Barbados to purchase oil under the PetroCaribe agreement at generous preferential terms, resident Head of Mission at the Venezuelan Embassy Franciso Perez Santana has said. Dismissing concern that prevailing turmoil in the Spanish-speaking country had put a damper on the oil deal sealed 11 years ago, Santana insisted the […]

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No TT fumes

It’s just a matter of logistics. That was how Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Energy Senator Darcy Boyce has sought to explain Barbados’ decision to purchase Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) from the United States instead of its Caribbean Community (CARICOM) neighbour Trinidad and Tobago. Boyce said Barbados did not […]

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New fuel price list

Barbadians are paying less of petroleum products except kerosene. As of midnight Sunday, kerosene went up by a cent and now costs $0.81cents. The retail price of gasoline moved from $2.69 per litre to $2.58 per litre, while the price of diesel will drop from $1.82 per litre to $1.77 per litre. These represent decreases […]

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BREA wants answers

The local non government organization that focuses on renewable energy is demanding answers from Government on a $26 million solar energy manufacturing plant to be established here by April 2016 by Canadian energy firm DELTRO Group. The Barbados Renewable Energy Association (BREA) has called on the Freundel Stuart administration to disclose what special concessions were […]

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Electric car company reports growth in Barbados market

With Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs Chris Sinckler scheduled to deliver his Financial Statement and Budgetary Proposals on Monday, a Barbados-based British entrepreneur has expressed the hope that “the rates of customs duty on the vehicles would remain where they are, or get lowered”. Speaking at Limegrove Eco-Expo in Holetown, St James, the Chief […]

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Solar Plug

The Senate on Wednesday night passed amendments to the Land Tax Act removing a rebate granted to manufacturers and producers of solar energy. Introducing the Land Tax (Amendment) Act, 2015, the acting Leader of Government Business, Senator Dr Esther Byer, said the wording of the law had given rise to misinterpretation, which had resulted in […]

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BWU/BLP dispute referred to Labour Department

The dispute between the Barbados Workers Union (BWU) and the Barbados Light & Power Company Limited (BL&P) is headed straight for the Labour Department. Following a meeting this morning at the union’s Solidarity House headquarters, both sides reported that their impasse over proposed job cuts had been forwarded to the Chief Labour Officer Vincent Burnett […]

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