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5Cs Wins Energy Globe Award for Renewable Energy and Potable Water Project in Bequia, St Vincent and the Grenadines
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) received the 2015 Energy Globe Award for its renewable energy and potable water work in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Energy Globe, an internationally recognized trademark for sustainability, is one of the most important environmental prizes today with 177 participating countries. The award, which is made from a cross-section of over 1, 500 entries annually, is given in recognition of outstanding performance in terms of energy efficiency, renewable energy and resource conservation.
The CCCCC won the 2015 Energy Globe National Award for the project “Special Programme for Adaptation to Climate Change”. The project was executed on the island of Bequia in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and focuses on the production and provision of clean drinking water for more than 1,000 people. This is being done through the acquisition and installation of a reverse osmosis desalination plant. The project is deemed highly sustainable as the water input is inexhaustible sea water and the energy used is solar, a renewable, carbon-free source.
The landmark project was also presented by Energy Globe as part of a global online campaign (www.energyglobe.info) on World Environment Day. The campaign ran under the patronage of UNESCO and in cooperation with UNEP and received significant recognition.
“To be honoured with this award is a great recognition of our work for a better environment and motivates us to continue our endeavours in the future,” – Henrik Personn, Renewable Energy Expert, CCCCC
Since completing this key project, we have applied the lessons learned in Belize and on the Grenadian islands of Petite Martinique and Carriacou. Review the poster below to learn more about the progress we are making in Grenada:
Do you have an excellent project? Submit it for the Energy Globe Award 2016. Review the details on www.energyglobe.info.
A delegation of Caribbean energy experts is in Germany for the Goethe-Institut Visitors Programme, a six day discussion dubbed “Energy, Climate and the Environment – Perspectives for the Future”.
The delegation will discuss the challenges of ensuring a sustainable, continuous electricity supply in the Caribbean, and possible ways of achieving this; tour renewable energy production facilities; interface with experts who are integral to successful projects in the Caribbean, Germany and elsewhere; among other things.
Bookmark this page for a post-programme update.
The Caribbean delegation:
- Dr Ulric Trotz, Deputy Director and Science Advisor at the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre;
- William Hinds, Chief Energy Conservation Office, Prime Minister’s Office, Barbados;
- Sally Anne Bagwhan-Logie, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Grenada;
- Ingrid Sarabo, Project Officer, Energy Unit, CARICOM Secretariat;
- Roger Chang, Director, Jamaica Solar Energy Association;
- Dr. Alwin Hales, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Jamaica;
- Dr. Ruth Hyacinth Potopsingh, Associate Vice President-Sustainable Energy, Caribbean Sustainable Energy and Innovation Institute (CSEII);
- Fitzroy Vidal, Principal Director of the Energy Division, Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Jamaica;
- Bentley Ashford Browne, Director, OECS Social & Sustainable Development Division;
- Oliver Melen, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy and Energy Affairs, Trinidad and Tobago.