New fuel economy analysis for Jamaica
On 27th June 2016 thirty stakeholders from key institutions in the energy, environment and transport sectors attended GFEI’s fuel economy workshop in Kingston, Jamaica.
At the workshop a new fuel economy database was presented that has been completed for Jamaica as part of the GFEI project. This baseline data shows a small improvement in average fuel economy over a nine year period. Partner representatives from CEGESTI and Centro Mario Molina, Chile also shared their experiences of using baseline data to design and implement fuel economy policies in Costa Rica and Chile. Chief Technical Director from the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation (MEGJC), Lt. Col Oral Khan, commended the project manager Dr Ruth Potopsingh (University of Technology, Jamaica) and the working group on the progress made.
The workshop was followed by an introductory training session about how to use the Fuel Economy Policy Implementation Tool (FEPIT) on the 28th June. This practical training, led by Alex Koerner via Skype, and the GFEI partners, helped train the team who will be using the tool in Jamaica and the policy working group.