The European Union is providing Jamaica with US$10 million in grant funding to support increased energy efficiency, particularly in the public sector:
The Government has received additional funding support for its Energy Management and Efficiency Programme (EMEP) through a €9.17-million (US$10-million) grant from the European Union (EU).
This is being allocated through the European Union-Caribbean Investment Fund Facility (EU-CIF) and will serve to promote more efficient use of energy resources by the State that would free up public funds through the reduction of oil imports.
The EMEP will target a reduction in electricity consumption in public buildings and support capacity building for energy planning.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology, Hilary Alexander, who represented Portfolio Minister, Dr Andrew Wheatley, said the initiative is “an important step forward, and it is going to build on the achievements of the earlier energy efficiency and conservation programmes”.
Read more in the full article from the Jamaica Gleaner.
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