August 15, 2020

The Editor speaks: OfReg the costly regulatory government office

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I rarely comment on Freedom of Information requests sourced from another media company’s article. Today is an exception. It is with some amazement to learn from an article published recently in the Cayman Compass that states OfReg, the government Utility Regulation and Competition Office, spent nearly $2 million on consultancy and professional fees since its […]

Cayman Islands’ first solar farm operational

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By Michael Bloch From Solar Quotes Cayman Islands Celebrates First Utility Scale Solar Power Project While it may not be huge project by some standards, the official commissioning of the first solar farm in the Cayman Islands has been called a historic event. Earlier this week, the 5MW Bodden Town Solar Farm was symbolically switched […]

Cayman Islands national energy policy consult begins

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In 20 years 70 percent of electricity generated in the Cayman Islands could come from renewable sources states a new draft energy policy on which Government is seeking public feedback. The Planning Ministry today (Tuesday 7 February 2017) launched a two week consultation period on the document, which is available from the publications section of […]

Cayman Islands sets ambitious target for Renewables

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From Caribbean News Service NASSAU, The Bahamas, Jan 25 2017 – The Cayman Islands has just completed a National Energy Policy, it was announced here Wednesday. Cayman Islands legislator Winston Connolly said the draft document was completed last Friday and will now be sent to Cabinet for its consideration. It proposes moving from less than […]

Ministry of Home Affairs introduces ford fusion hybrids to police fleet

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The Ministry of Home Affairs is set to introduce hybrid vehicles as a part of its strategic objective to “Make Cayman Better”. It is projected the initiative will not only reduce the burden on the public purse, but also reduce the government’s carbon footprint, thus help to protect the environment. The pilot will introduce two […]

Paris agreement to shape Cayman’s climate change policies

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The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s 21st Conference of the Parties, which took place in Paris this month, resulted in a historic treaty – ‘the Paris Agreement’ – between 195 nations to combat climate change and unleash actions and investment towards a low carbon, resilient and sustainable future. The Paris Agreement attempts to […]