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Bahamas Weekly reports on the Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum happening now at the Ritz Carlton, San Juan, Puerto Rico:

Delegates and stakeholders from around the Caribbean are attending a workshop led by Bahamian environmental attorney and consultant Romi Ferreira to review proposed legislation governing renewable energy.

“Going forward, how we manage the energy sector, how we generate electricity and how we develop our ability to harness renewable energy sources will determine how well we are able to grow our economies. This is a great example of the impact of law on life itself and I am very excited to be part of it.”

Earlier this year, Ferreira & Company was awarded a CARICOM consultancy to develop a legal framework to govern the energy and electricity sector and to promote renewable energy. He will present the model primary legislation and secondary legislation during the Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum 2012, set for October 16 – 17 at the Ritz Carlton, San Juan, Puerto Rico. In addition to government officials, Ferreira will address stakeholders, familiarizing them with proposed updated legislation governing a wide range of issues connected with the energy sector including privatization and liberalization and the issuance of generation, transmission and distribution & supply licenses to qualified licensees. It also provides the framework to promote the development of renewable energy as mandated by the CARICOM consultancy.

Read more at the Bahamas Weekly website.

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