The 2018 Caribbean Transitional Energy Conference will take place in the Cayman Islands on September 13 and 14. Cayman News reports:
Adrian Grenier, the TV star of Entourage who is now a United Nations Environment Programme Goodwill Ambassador, will be visiting the Cayman Islands next month as the keynote speaker at an alternative energy conference. The activist and co-founder of the Lonely Whale Foundation will be joining energy and environmental experts for the two-day Caribbean Transitional Energy Conference (CTEC), which the Cayman Islands is hosting for the second year running.
James Whittaker, CTEC organiser and president of the Cayman Renewable Energy Association (CREA), said the conference is supporting the sustainability goals set out in the Cayman Islands National Energy Policy while “raising awareness, promoting best practices, facilitating new technologies and entrants to market in Cayman’s renewable energy sector”.
He added, “It is about ensuring sustainable social and economic growth through strong leadership, recognising the threat of climate change, the vulnerability of islands across the world and voicing our commitment to take necessary and immediate measures for the future.”
Other speakers include Seychelles Ambassador to the United Nations, Ronald Jumeau; and Dr Kendrick Pickering, BVI Deputy Premier and Minister for National Resources and Labour. Organisers said that NASA will be bringing a new element to CTEC this year with ‘Science On a Sphere’, a room-sized global display system that uses computers and video projectors to display planetary data on to a six-foot diameter sphere.
NASA representative, Maurice Henderson, will be presenting the educational instrument during the conference and attendees will be able to view animated images of complex environmental processes, such as atmospheric storms, climate change and ocean temperatures, to help increase public understanding of the environment. The exhibition will be open to local schools in the community to attend during the conference.