Going Green in the Caribbean
Fred Stoss recently attended the Green Aruba III Conference at the invitation of the Government of Aruba. His invitation came at the request of Mrs. Astrid Britten, Director of the National Library of Aruba and was facilitated through the conference co-sponsors, the Ministry of Justice and Education, the Ministry of Finance, Communication, Utilities, and Energy, Elmar N.V., W.E.B. Aruba N.V. and Utilities Aruba N.V. The theme of this year’s conference was “Smart and Sustainable.” The program dealt with Aruba’s dedicated efforts to present their vision for a future economy built on alternative energy strategies on the island nation. The goal is to end Aruba’s dependence on an oil-based economy by becoming the world’s first sustainable country by 2020. > Read more
TNO will officially launch its 'Smart Community Aruba' project in Kibaima
On October 2, 2012, one day prior to the Green Aruba Conference III, TNO together with others will start the construction of the 'Smart Community' project on Aruba. This will take place in the neighborhood of Kibaima. The sustainable project will consist of 20 houses that have been designed and will be constructed together with local stakeholders, companies and the Government of Aruba. The local partners have knowledge on the supply of sustainable energy for the terrain. > Read more
Minister de Meza "The Aruba "Green" way growing big interest around the world"
ORANJESTAD – On October 3, 4, & 5, the Green Aruba Conference III will take place. An event of this magnitude completely dedicated to alternative energy shows how Aruba has accelerated it's 'Green" pace progressively. The theme of this year is 'smart and sustainable', in which the topic of 'green energy for households' is high on the green agenda. In the month of June of this year 2012, Prime Minister of Aruba Mike Eman signed an agreement with Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Carbon War Room (CWR) and The New America Foundation (NAF) to convert Aruba to become the first Green economy in the world by 2020. This is clearly a big challenge and very ambitious, but not impossible. With support from renowned organizations around the world like CWR and NAF, together with institutions like TNO and brilliant local technicians, Aruba is destined for success. > Read more
Jan Ebbing of TNO "TNO is looking for the balance according to the Triple P Principle: People, Planet y Profit"
ORANJESTAD- Jan Ebbing, project leader of TNO Caribe is doing a fabulous job together with his team in studying the territory for alternative energy on Aruba. They are working hard, fluid, and at a steady pace to reach the goal to put them ahead. During a press conference held last Monday morning on September 24, 2012 about the latest developments of Green Aruba III, Jan Ebbing explained what is going to take place and most importantly, what to expect during the Green Conference III that will take place on October 3 – 5 and the events of TNO on the pre-conference day October 2, 2012. > Read more
Sharon Erasmus of ARINA "Mission of Aruba Green Gateway will be fully explained during this special event"
ORANJESTAD- Sharon Erasmus, director of Aruba Investment Agency 'ARINA" of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, explained during a press conference on Monday morning, September 24, 2012 a little more about events of Green Aruba III that will take place on the day before the Green Conference III. Green Aruba III will be held on October 3, 4 & 5, 2012 and the same as the two years before, it will take place at the Renaissance Convention Center. The organization is working hard to present a tremendous program with extra details. > Read more
Green Aruba III is officially launched with high expectations
PRIME MINISTER EMAN “TOGETHER WITH CARBON WAR ROOM, ARUBA IS TAKING A LEADERSHIP ROLE WITH THE CONCEPT OF SUSTAINABLE GROWTH IN THE DEEPEST SENSE OF THE WORDS”
ORANJESTAD – With positive developments, encouraging news and high expectations, Green Aruba III was officially launched in the Dr. Edward Cheung Centre for Innovation. Prime Minister Eman, Minister de Meza, Mr. Frank Hoevertsz and the young Aruban engineer of TNO, Mr. Ivan Flanegin, had a press conference to make the announcement. > Read more
Minister de Meza “At Green Aruba III we will illustrate where we are heading to be at 2020”
ORANJESTAD- “Minister de Meza, Minister of Energy is well-experienced on the topic of Green Aruba and its subject, and specifically with alternative energy. His contribution is that he is an expert in this field with extensive practical experience.” With these words Mr. Frank Hoevertsz, director of Utilities, introduced Minister de Meza during the press conference to officially launch Green Aruba III. > Read more
Government of Aruba and Carbon War Room bid to flip Caribbean Island off Fossil Fuels
The Government of Aruba and the Carbon War Room (CWR), the global entrepreneur initiative founded by Sir Richard Branson and a group of entrepreneurs, announced a partnership to transition the island to 100% renewable energy today during the UN’s Rio+20 talks. The partnership would make Aruba the world’s first sustainable energy economy, with the Carbon War Room and New America Foundation working to both devise and implement an integrated strategy for the economy-wide transition – a world first, if successful. > Read more
Royal visit, TNO, Europa House, Rietveld Academie, 25 years of Parliament and Green Aruba Conference II
This week is a hectic week for Aruba, with different important events overlapping. The Royal visit, Green Aruba II, the signing of the contract with TNO, the opening of Rietveld Academie, the celebration of the 25th anniversary of Parliament and the opening of Europa House. > Read more
World's cleanest racecar comes to Green Aruba
Aruba's Andrew Hagens arrived Thursday on Aruba with some very unusual luggage. "Heavy" comes not even close to describing his cargo: the first adult size racecar that runs on hydrogen. > Read more
Prof. dr. Jacqueline Cramer, former Dutch Environment Minister, speaker at Green Aruba II
The former Dutch Minister of Environment, Prof. dr. Jacqueline Cramer is scheduled to speak next week at Green Aruba 2011. Cramer was the Minister of Housing, Spatial Planning and Environment from 2007 to 2010 for the Balkenende IV Cabinet. Mrs. Cramer returned to the University of Utrecht as a Sustainable Innovation Professor for the Geo-Science faculty on October 1, 2010 > Read more
Jan Ebbing of TNO: "Borders don't exist"
"Expensive fossil fuel and problems with waste management" are typical challenges of a small society, Jan Ebbing of TNO expressed. According to Ebbing all small countries and islands have the same problem with durability. In addition, most products developed in the alternative energy industry are not resistent to heat. > Read more
EU Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs is a speaker at Green Aruba II
The organizers of Green Aruba II are working diligently to realize another successful Green Aruba Conference. Among this year's speakers are His Royal Highness the Prince of Orange, who will deliver the keynote address and the European Union Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs. > Read more
Satisfied that Aruba is becoming less fuel oil dependent
The members of the Mike Eman Cabinet had been looking into possibilities and opportunities to lessen fossil fuel dependency and increasing the use of alternative energy for the island for quite some time, even before they won the elections in 2009. > Read more
Green Aruba II: Concretizing Commitments
"A dream come true," Aruba Prime Minister Mike Eman calls "The Caribbean Sustainable Research Insitute," which will be established on the island by TNO. > Read more
More windmills, less fossil fuel for Aruba
For too long, Aruba has been dependent on fossil fuels for the production of electricity and potable water. During the first Green Aruba conference, in 2010, the government announced its commitment to double the island's windmill park. Currently, the windmill park contributes with about 20% of the island's total electricity production. > Read more
HRH the Prince of Orange is the keynote speaker at Green Aruba II
The Royal Family will be on Aruba in October. Today the Government of Aruba announced in a press release that HRH the Prince of Orange has accepted the organizers' request. He is the keynote speaker of Green Aruba II. HRH the Prince of Orange has for many years been concentrating his efforts in water management, a Dutch area of expertise, and he has collaborated with among others UN actions and committees on the topic.> Read more
Greenchoice forze team breaks world speed record on Aruba with hydrogen-fueled vehicle.
The team of the Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands, succeeded in their first attempt on breaking the world speed record during their visit in Aruba. This historic moment took place on Palo Marga international drag race strip in San Nicolas. The Aruban driver managed to break the record which was formerly held by Belgium with a time of 9.77 seconds on 1/8 mile. > Read more
Al Gore welcomes Aruba’s Prime Minister Mike Eman at his residence to discuss the former U.S. Vice President’s role at the Green Aruba conference and in the island’s future sustainable energy plans
ORANJESTAD – Former Vice President of the United States of America and Nobel Peace laureate Al Gore is the main speaker at the alternative energy conference entitled Green Aruba and themed “Our Future with Green Energy” next week. Mr. Gore is scheduled to give the keynote address on September 29 during a gala dinner event at Renaissance Convention Center in Oranjestad. > Read more
Professor Wubbo Ockels welcomes Prime Minister Eman at his research facilityOffering the delegation a sneak peak at the Superbus
ORANJESTAD – The international conference on sustainable energy taking place on Aruba, September 29 through October 1 is the first step the government of the island is taking on the journey … > Read more
Green Aruba Science Fair motivates youngsters to create projects that run on sustainable energyWith sponsors EcoTech and Subway
ORANJESTAD – More than ten teams have registered to participate at the first Green Aruba Science Fair, organized by a committee consisting of Freddy Vargas of Engysol N.V., Sue Lepry of the International School of Aruba, Geert Loonen of Het Schakel College and Azriah Palm and Sharon Timmer of Colegio EPI Sector Tecnico … > Read more
Ivo Hagemans realizes childhood dream working on sustainable energy projects in The Netherlands
The technical university of Delft, The Netherlands is known for inventions and innovation and in recent years their Nuna vehicles, that have won the Solar World Challenge four times, have made the headlines for the institution many times the world over. The new instructions and conditions have been published by … > Read more
Aruba’s Finance, Utilities and Energy Minister determined to lower cost, promoting greener, more efficient energy use and respect for the environment
W.E.B. Aruba N.V. and the government of Aruba are working towards not only lowering production costs, but also on reducing the island’s use of traditional fossil fuels and replacing them with green energy alternatives and more efficient technologies in the island’s electricity and water production plant. > Read more
Vice President and Nobel Peace laureate Al Gore to speak at Green Energy Conference on Aruba
ORANJESTAD – Former vice president of the U.S.A. and Nobel Peace laureate Al Gore will be the keynote speaker at the opening of the conference “Our Future with Green Energy” in Aruba on September 29, 2010, the Dutch Caribbean island’s minister of finance, communication, utilities and energy and conference host, Mike de Meza announced Friday.
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Science Fair update: First 50 participants to register receive free tickets to “Our Future with Green Energy” conference
During the press conference announcing the Green Aruba 2010 Science Fair on Thursday, major sponsor Utilities N.V.’s Director of the Board, Mr. Franklin Hoevertsz surprised all present by giving the green light to announce that the first 50 registrants to participate at the Science Fair will receive each a free ticket to the “Our Future with Green Energy” conference.
Professor dr. Wim Sinke
Professor dr. Wim Sinke: “My expectation is that after the conference, the people of Aruba will see solar energy as an offer they cannot, should not and will not refuse.”
The conference and tradeshow “Our Future with Green Energy” focuses on the exchange of ideas on sun, wind and water generated energy and the latest technologies available and in development in this field.
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Windmills, solar panels, and the Hatenboer compact reverse osmosis system in a ten-foot container
Windmills, solar panels, and the Hatenboer compact reverse osmosis system in a ten-foot container… Seawater in, potable water out!
Hatenboer-Water of The Netherlands will be present at Green Aruba 2010 to show their compact reverse osmosis system.
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Astronaut, pilot and scientist Professor Wubbo Ockels is looking forward to Green Aruba 2010!
Professor Wubbo Ockels expressed he is looking forward to coming to Aruba, confirming his participation as a speaker during the recently held video conference launching Green Aruba.
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Planning for Green Aruba Science Fair is on!
ORANJESTAD – The possibilities are endless when children set their minds on doing something. Their natural creativity allows them the freedom to design anything and everything in their minds and their curiosity, inventiveness and determination make it possible for them to either realize their designs or a workable variation of what they had envisioned their end product to be.
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Greenchoice Forze team aims to break speed world record on Aruba with hydrogen-fueled vehicle
The team of the Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands, at the video press conference for the upcoming Green Aruba Conference and Tradeshow, said an attempt will be made to break a speed world record during their visit to the island. The team will participate at the conference September 29 through October 1, 2010 at Renaissance Convention Center.
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Technical University Delft's Nuon Solar Team brings Nuna4 to Green Aruba
Nuon Solar Team confirmed during the international press conference from Aruba connecting The Hague and NASA via video conferencing, that they will be heading to Aruba with Nuna4 for the Green Aruba Conference and Tradeshow. Nuna4 is the fourth in the Nuna solar vehicle series created by the team of the Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands.
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Everyone is invited!
International launching of Green Aruba Conference and Trade show with “live video conferencing” from NASA and The Netherlands takes place Wednesday at Renaissance Marina Hotel
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