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Guyana gets US$1.7m to mainstream low-emission energy technologies

As Guyana forges ahead with its plan for a ‘green’ state, the Government, through the Office of Climate Change (OCC), has partnered with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to implement a project titled the “Mainstreaming Low Emissions Technologies to build Guyana’s Green Economy,” through US$1.7 million in financing from the GEF. The grant ...

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Solar farms for Mahdia, Bartica, Lethem

The townships of Bartica and Mahdia in Region 8 and Lethem, Region 9 will benefit from an overall of 3.15-megawatt solar-powered mini-grids system totalling $1.7 billion (US$8.6 million). The project is being funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA). The 1.5-megawatt solar photovoltaic power plant at Bartica will benefit 15,000 residents in Bartica, while ...

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Homes, farms, livestock under high tide floods in Region 5

Release from the Civil Defence Commission: The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) received reports of flooding in the Mahaica-West Berbice Region (Region 5). The floods are as a result of above-normal high tides predicted at approximately 3.31 meters. The effects of the tides have been exacerbated by a breach in the Danzic sea defence dam. Over 200 meters of the structure ...

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High tide floods several West Coast Demerara villages

Several villages on the West Coast Demerara were earlier today flooded as a result of a tide that was more than nine feet high. The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) says “there was no breach of the seawalls. The water has begun to recede”. However, water over-topped the sea defence causing floods at Blankenburg, Den Amstel, Fellowship, Cornelia Ida, Anna Catherina ...

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Nalco Champion reiterates commitment to Guyana’s oil and gas development

Nalco Champion Guyana, Inc. on Monday reinforced its commitment to Guyana and continuing with its long-term plans of establishing a product storage facility in the country.  Last week, Nalco Champion received an Interim Environmental Authorization from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to begin operations at the John Fernandes Ltd. Main Terminal on Water Street. However, the interim authorization came with ...

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Need for unannounced visits to oil operations – EPA Chief

The Executive Director of Guyana’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Dr. Vincent Adams on Monday cited the need for unannounced visits to oil industry operations, even as American and British oil companies discovered more oil offshore the northeast coast of the South American nation. “Unfettered access to the site: There should be no prevention or stiff-arming of government employees or people ...

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ExxonMobil says interim permit for chemical warehouse was too risky

Country Manager of ExxonMobil, Rod Henson on Monday said if the United States (US)-headquartered Nalco Champion (Guyana) Inc. had decided to sign on to an interim 12-month permit to establish a chemical warehouse in Georgetown, that would have been risky for the projected start of commercial oil production early next year. “There were some conditions in which we could be shut down ...

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Guyana’s environmental protection rules force out Nalco chemical warehouse possibly to Trinidad

A United States (US)-headquartered company that has been facing resistance in setting up a petrochemical bond to supply oil to ExxonMobil’s production operations offshore Guyana will be moving its operations to Trinidad, sources said. Head of Guyana’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Dr. Vincent Adam’s told News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News that Nalco Champion (Guyana) Inc. last week Friday officially ...

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First Oil: Liza Destiny arrives in Stabroek Block

The Liza Destiny, Guyana’s ‘First Oil’ production vessel has arrived in the Stabroek Block after traveling nearly 11 thousand nautical miles from the Keppel Shipyard in Singapore, ExxonMobil announced Thursday. The floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel journeyed for 42 days, after a June commissioning ceremony at which First Lady, Sandra Granger renamed it “Godmother”. After clearing customs, the ...

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No direct impact of Amazon fires on Guyana -Natural Resources Minister

Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman has assured that the ongoing wildfires in the Amazon rainforest, though troubling, will have no direct impact on Guyana. The minister told journalists recently that the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) has increased its monitoring of this country’s forest. “As a government, of course, we are concerned. The Forestry Commission will be monitoring our own ...

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