Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries are expected to complete the phase out of the use of the old incandescent bulbs by September this year, the Guyana-based CARICOM Secretariat announced Wednesday.Objective is more energy efficiency The Secretariat said the regional countries are undertaking the project to become more energy efficient, on the basis of a mandate from the CARICOM Energy Ministers.Plans for the phase out program are now being developed by the CARICOM Secretariat and the CARICOM Regional Organization for Standards and Quality (CROSQ).The program will include a roadmap to reduce the import and sale of incandescent light bulbs within the region and guide and support countries in the establishment of regulations and actions for the phasing out exercise.Phase out period begins Jan. 2019“If all goes according to the plan, incandescent bulbs will gradually be phased-out as energy efficiency standards for lighting are phased-in. The phase-out schedule could begin as early as January 2019 with the 100-watt incandescent bulbs, with further restrictions on smaller lamp sizes entering into force in incremental stages over a number of years,” the Secretariat noted.The decision to develop the phase-out program was taken at the recently-concluded meeting of CARICOM Energy Ministers as part of the menu of quality measures that are being undertaken to steer the Community towards energy efficiency and sector regulation.Been around for over 130 yearsThe incandescent light bulbs have existed for 130 years and are inefficient because they waste most of their energy. They are very cheap to manufacture and purchase, but only five per cent of the input power is converted into visible light, with the remainder converted into waste heat.Cuba was the first country in the world to successfully complete the phase-out of incandescent bulbs. In 2007, the Caribbean country banned the import and sale of incandescent bulbs and implemented a program for their direct substitution with CFLs in households.
Alan Casey – Racing Post B2BRacing Post B2B continues to revamp its senior management structures, confirming the appointment of Alan Casey to the position of Head of Trading Partnerships.Casey joins Racing Post B2B from online betting exchange BETDAQ (GVC Holdings), where he formerly served as Commercial Manager and API lead.Updating the market, Racing Post B2B details that Casey will be a key stakeholder in the developing the commercial strategy of the new ‘AllSported ’ joint-venture formed by Racing Post, TXODDS and Banach Technologies.Launched this summer, AllSported is a ‘made-to-measure’ trading solution for bookmakers optimising their racing odds and market risk management capabilities.Alan Casey commented on joining Racing Post B2B; “I’ve been a horseracing enthusiast for years and working on the operator side for the past seven years has given me a real appreciation of how difficult it is to price horseracing and provide a viable product. I think AllSported bridges that gap and is a hugely significant product for the marketplace. The plug and play solution is key to getting more players in the horseracing space both in the UK and Globally.“Racing Post has been a shining example of how a company needs to continue to diversify and innovate to succeed. From a newspaper to a multimedia content provider and now into the trading space – from afar – it’s been a really interesting few years for the business. I’m excited to be starting and I feel that AllSported can take the business to the next level.” StumbleUpon Submit Share Share Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season August 21, 2020 Spotlight Sports takes over MansionBet blog June 18, 2020 Related Articles Spotlight delivers Racing Post translated services for Pari-Engineering Russia August 26, 2020