Head of the Guyana Energy Authority (GEA), Dr Mahender Sharma, has called on consumers to utilise energy-efficient appliances in their homes and other facilities.In brief remarks at the end of the Regional Energy Kilo-walk organised by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Energy Programme, Dr Sharma told scores of participants to “put energy-efficient things in your homes”, as quoted by the Department of Public Information. The event was held to observe Caricom Energy Month.A section of the participants during the walk on SaturdayProgramme Manager for energy at the CARICOM Secretariat, Dr Devon Gardener, has said the activity was organised to increase citizens’ awareness on the importance of sustainable energy use.The walk commenced in front of the CARICOM Secretariat at Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown and proceeded westward, before turning right onto Conversation Tree. It went along the Rupert Craig Highway to the UG road, then headed west along the Railway Embankment and concluded at the CARICOM Secretariat Headquarters.This exercise is one of a number of activities to observe CARICOM Energy Month, which is being observed under the theme ‘Rethinking Energy – Shaping a Resilient Community: Walk the talk’.Other activities for the month of observances include a Youth Essay Competition, Young Energy Artist Competition, Energy Personality Award, and Knowledge Webinars.Energy Month activities are being organised across the region with the aim of highlighting the role of citizens in securing their own sustainable energy future by providing information on the steps that can be taken to empower them to so do.Saturday’s event targeted a cross-section of society with the expectation of providing a platform to increase awareness on sustainable energy matters, as well as the efforts of the Caricom Energy Programme and the Guyana Energy Agency.The event was attended by officials from the various ministries, members of the diplomatic corp, members of staff, representatives from various NGOs, youth groups, and the public.
The next closest is just over 250 thousand in Williams Lake, followed by Prince George at about 247 thousand.At the opposite end of the scale, is Mackenzie with the lowest average price, at just under 84 thousand…about 75 thousand less than Kitimat.The only other Northeast member community, with more than 10 residential sales in the last three years, is Fort Nelson…where the average price is just under 240 thousand. The BC Northern Real Estate Board says first quarter housing sales were significantly higher this year than in 2009.It says sales through March 31st in 12 listed member communities, totalled 887 properties worth more than 180 million dollars.That compares to 589 properties worth about 117 million in the first three months of last year.- Advertisement -In the Fort St. John area 121 properties worth nearly 32 million dollars changed hands, as compared to the 2009 totals of 80 properties worth nearly 18 million.The average selling price of a Fort St. John area residential detached home, as of the end of last month, was slightly more than 328 thousand dollars.That’s up nearly 55 thousand from the same time last year, and is by far the highest price among the 12 listed communities.Advertisement