Guyana Energy Agency

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BIOGAS: An Alternative Energy Source

Georgetown. 2014: Biogas is a gas produced by the breakdown or decomposition of organic waste in the absence of oxygen and comprises a mixture of gases, mainly carbon dioxide and methane.  Biogas can be used as an alternative energy source instead of firewood and fossil fuels.

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GEA Records First Fuel Smuggling Conviction for 2014

Georgetown, February 2014:  On February 10th, 2014, Camille Marcus pleaded guilty to being in possession of illegal petroleum when she appeared before Magistrate Sunil Scarce at the Charity Magistrate’s Court.

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The Fuel Marking Programme: (26 Convictions and Counting, Smugglers Beware!)

Georgetown, January 2014: Prior to 2003 Guyana was facing a large number of fuel smuggling and associated tax losses. Non-taxed fuel was being smuggled into the country and sold illegally to retail sites while taxed road fuels were being adulterated with low-tax kerosene. With no means of identifying which fuels were legally imported and which were smuggled, and recognizing the ruinous effect of fuel smuggling on legitimate businesses, the Government of Guyana implemented the ‘Fuel Marking Programme’ in 2003.  

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CARICOM Energy Week (CEW) 2013

Remarks
by Mr. Joseph Williams
Programme Manager, Energy
Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
on the occasion
of the
Launch of CARICOM Energy Week 2013 (CEW 2013)
11 November 2013,
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago


I wish to begin by conveying greetings on behalf of the Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque. He sends his highest regards and commendation to the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago for the initiative to host the Launch of CARICOM Energy Week 2013.

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Guyana Energy Agency Hosts Poster Board Activity For Children

(One of the Planned Activities to Commemorate Energy Week 2013)

Georgetown, November 12, 2013: The Board Room of the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) came alive on Tuesday November 12th, 2013, with much exuberance and unbridled excitement as twenty six students from four Primary Schools ‘Expressed Their Energy’ through art, at the GEA’s ‘Poster Board Activity’.

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Prime Minister’s Energy Week 2013 Message

Georgetown, November 8, 2013:  Guyana, along with other member states of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), will be participating in the regional effort to improve awareness among its population on energy and energy related issues through CARICOM Energy Week 2013. Commencing on Sunday November 11 and concluding on Saturday November 16, energy week 2013 will be celebrated under the theme, ‘A Secure and Sustainable Energy Future Begins Now’.  

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The Transport Sector and Energy Conservation

Georgetown, October 31, 2013:  Energy is integral to a country’s economic growth and development. It supports diverse economic activities such as transportation, agriculture and manufacturing, all of which undoubtedly are key sectors of development.  Additionally, it is also a major contributor to health and well-being, given that it provides services such as heating, lighting, transportation and cooling.

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Guyana Energy Forum

In commemoration of Energy Week 2012, the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) undertook an entire week of events celebrated November 11-17, 2012. Energy Week not only serves to fulfill part of the mandate of the GEA by disseminating information essential to improving public awareness on sustainable energy, conservation and overall efficiency, but acts as a uniting force amongst other Caricom member states on the shared goal of Energy Development. 

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Express Your Energy : ENERGY WEEK 2012

In commemoration of Energy Week, the Guyana Energy Agency has planned an entire week of events to be celebrated during November 11-17, 2012. Energy Week not only serves to fulfill part of the mandate of the GEA by disseminating information essential to improving public awareness on sustainable energy, conservation and overall efficiency, but acts as a uniting force amongst other Caricom member states on the shared goal of Sustainable Energy Development.

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‘Punter’ fined 2.4 Million Dollars for Fuel Smuggling

Hot on the heels of its seventeenth (17th ) conviction, the Guyana Energy Agency, represented by in house prosecutor Shivani Balcharan, secured three more convictions on July 5, 2012 in the Essequibo Magisterial District against Mohan Muniram, otherwise known as ‘Punter’. 

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