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  • Inform individuals how to optimize their energy consumption. In Progress

    • #beanenergyadvocate was launched in February 2019 with radio commercials and facebook posts
    • The "Safer, Cleaner, Greener Communities" campaign was launched by the Strategic Communications Unit of the Government Information Services.
    • A Lunch and Learn on Climate Change was held at the Government Administration Building on March 13 2020 for Civil Servants. CaymanEco did a presentation on Climate Change and the Energy Policy Coordinator provided an update on the National Energy Policy. There were prize giveaways for attendees which included LED bulbs, Wi-Fi outlets which monitor energy usage and a free energy audit donated by GreenTech
    • A website has been created for the public to follow the implementation process of the National Energy Policy. Inform the public on legislation, incentives, programs, and initiatives supporting sustainable energy, and how to participate in and benefit. In Progress

    • On Thursday 25 July 2019 at the Legislative Assembly, Minister Hew announced custom duties for electric and hybrid vehicels would be greatly reduced as an incentive to encourge more environmentally friendly vehicle ownership. Details of the new duty rates can be found under the 'Publication" section of this website. 
    • As part of the public education campaign, an RFP was issued on August 11 2020, to contract a certified energy auditor to assist with Energy Efficiency Education campaign. The Ministry of CPI in partnership with Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC) will be running a public education campaign from September to December 2020 with the opportunity for single family home owners with houses no greater than 2000 sq ft and energy bill no less than $400 to win a free home energy audit.
    • Working with CUC to arrange webinar on “Understanding your CUC Bill” and monitoring consumption on CUCconnect website. Reinforce energy usage labeling which provides specific consumption data for appliances and equipment. Pending Publicize economy-wide energy efficiency and conservation initiatives. In Progress

    • A planning application has been submitted for a 100kW carport solar structure for the Government Administration Building
    • CUC has converted 70% of public street lights to LED. They aim to have 100% converted by June 2021
    • Electric vehicle charging stations are being installed around the island. 
    • The Department of Vehicle Services has started training staff to maintain electric vehicles in preparation of the purchase of electric vehicles for government users
    • An Electric Vehicle was purchased for the Postal Services department
    • The Department of Planning hosted a Training session  for Electricians/Solar panel installers on NEC 2014 – regarding the latest electrical requirements for photovoltaic 

    • The Public Works Department has started a facility audit on all government buildings to assess energy conservation needs

    • The National Housing Development Trust is incorporating sustainable energy materials into their new homes

    • The National Development Framework has been drafted and submitted to the Ministry of CPI for review. The framework will enable mixed use development and efficient building design requirements

    • Discussions have started regarding improvements to public transportation

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