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Jamaican Entrepreneurs Featured in Forbes Magazine

Some Jamaican entrepreneurs, leaders and personalities involved in the island’s sustainability and renewable energy movement were recently featured in the internationally renowned business magazine, Forbes. The...


New Hydro Panel Water System Donated to UHWI

The University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) expects to benefit greatly from a new hydro panel water system donated to the Children’s Ward of...


6 Renewable Energy Entrepreneurs Lighting Up Jamaica

Jamaica is ideally suited for using renewable energy sources such as wind and solar. The islands are bathed in sunlight with strong winds, providing many...


Climate Change Impacts on Power Systems

The energy industry is not immune from climate change’s many threats, and society must both mitigate and adaptDebabrata Chattopadhyay, Morgan D. Bazilian and Mohar...


From Smarter Energy to Less Plastic, Caribbean Resorts Go Green

ST. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – At home in the United States, Kerrie Springer takes pride in being environmentally conscious. So when...




Carbon Footprint Reduction Versus Energy Security

A Quick Review by Chandrabhan Sharma (Professor Energy Systems, The UWI, St Augustine Campus) The COP24 meeting in December 2018 in Poland exposed to...


First Caribbean Students Graduate from IAEA School of Radiation Emergency Management

Students use a hand-held radiation survey instrument during the ‘Disaster City’ scenario to detect the levels of ionizing radiation in the area. (Photo: Texas...


Transition towards renewable energy

MARTIN VOGT IT’S “OUT with the old, in with the new” for Trinidad and Tobago, as the country moves ahead with efforts to restore its infrastructure....


Press Release

Energy Situation in Dominica January 09, 2019 Dominica receives EC$6.2M Grant for further Geothermal Development from Caribbean Investment Facility Dominica has secured a grant of EC$6.2 million (2 million Euros) from...


BMR Energy Buys 5-MW Cayman Islands Solar Farm

Bodden Town Solar Farm. Photo: Business Wire January 10 (Renewables Now) – BMR Energy, the Virgin Group unit that develops and operates clean energy...


Growth & Jobs | Jamaica Leads The Caribbean In Renewable Energy

Wigton Windfarm has six per cent of the Jamaica’s installed electricity generating capacity Jamaica is now developing its renewable-energy potential at a leading pace...


Top 5 Takeaways from CREF 2018 🗓

One year after Irma and Maria tore through the Caribbean, over 500 regional and international stakeholders gathered at the 10th Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum to...


DBJ Has Provided Over $3 Billion for Energy Projects

Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) Managing Director, Milverton Reynolds (left), converses with JN Fund Managers Deputy General Manager, Jermaine Deans, during Tuesday’s (November 13)...


Solar storms can wreak havoc on Earth

There is still no cool front in our future, at least until next weekend at the earliest. A tropical disturbance now in the Caribbean Sea...


Italian Envoy, Dr. Harris Discuss Bilateral Cooperation, Renewable Energy

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts –- Special Envoy of the Republic of Italy for Caribbean countries, His Excellency Roberto Natali, paid a courtesy call on St. Kitts and...


Wind & Solar Conserve Freshwater Reserves That Other Electricity Generators Squander

When we talk about renewables like solar and wind, the focus is often on how much carbon dioxide they keep from being dumped into the...


Why We Need Decentralized Renewable Energy to Power the World

Why We Need Decentralized Renewable Energy to Power the World

AMSTERDAM, Aug 7 2018 (IPS) – As the energy sector is transforming, there is a growing consensus that sustainable energy is a catalyst for achieving most Sustainable...


Caribbean Islands Plug Into Electric Car Revolution

With her foot down to show off the acceleration of the zippy electric car, Joanna Edghill spins around the car park before plugging the vehicle...


Transition towards renewable energy

IT’S “OUT with the old, in with the new” for Trinidad and Tobago, as the country moves ahead with efforts to restore its infrastructure. At...


Winston Jones High to Use Prize Money for Renewable Energy Project

Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) Special Projects Manager Peter Ruddock (right) presents the winning trophy in the 2017/18 PCJ Schools Energy Programme competition to...


Meet the Woman Revolutionizing Renewable Energy in The Caribbean

Today I interview Hannah Olmberg-Soesman, winner of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Energy Personality Award. Olmberg-Soesman received the inaugural award for her exceptional contribution to a sustainable...


SLHTA Wants ‘Greater Role’ in Renewable Energy Development

SLHTA Wants ‘Greater Role’ in Renewable Energy Development

The St. Lucia Hotel & Tourism Association wants to play a greater role in helping St. Lucia meet its renewable energy targets under the United...


Gov’t Saves $230m Under Energy Efficiency and Conservation Projects

Science, Energy and Technology Minister, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley (right), speaks with Energy Efficiency and Conservation Programme (EECP) Project Manager, Jody Grizzle, at the...


CARICOM Developing Communications Strategy for Sustainable Energy

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has launched an initiative aimed at formulating a region-wide communications strategy for sustainable energy.   The Guyana-based CARICOM Secretariat...


Rebuilding the Caribbean: A Proposal For Tourism With Purpose

Rebuilding the Caribbean: A Proposal For Tourism With Purpose

As another hurricane season begins, researchers have warned that this year may even be worse than 2017, when hurricanes Irma and Maria marched across the...


Exploring Nuclear Technologies To Foster Agriculture Sustainability In The Eastern Caribbean

Exploring Nuclear Technologies To Foster Agriculture Sustainability In The Eastern Caribbean

A delegation from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA),), in response to a request from the OECS Commission to support the sustainable development of livestock...


Need for Green

Need for Green

It is only a matter of time before the fossil fuels run out. This is the time when world leaders must come together to look...


Study Finds C’bean Countries Still Lacking in Implementing Blue Economy Initiatives

Caribbean countries are yet to fully leverage the blue economy as a driver or growth, despite the fact that the ocean plays a significant role...


Neoen Begins Work on 51 MW PV Project in Jamaica

Neoen Begins Work on 51 MW PV Project in Jamaica

A loan of $64 million was awarded by French development bank Proparco and Dutch peer FMO. The facility will deliver electricity to the Jamaica Public...


New $50m Power Plant For Andros

A Bahamian-led consortium is bidding to develop a $40-$50m biomass-fuelled power plant in North Andros through a proposal featuring a tie-up with BAMSI.   Tribune Business can...


Why Renewable Energy is Essential for the Caribbean

   Solar panels set up by Tesla Industries are seen at a hospital in Vieques, Puerto Rico, on November 27th, 2017.    Caribbean countries must transform their...


Regulator Accuses Bpl Of ‘Compromising Renewables’

Regulators fear Bahamas Power & Light (BPL) may have “compromised the introduction of sustainable renewable energy in the shortest possible time” by breaching the Electricity...


Gov't Considering Increasing Ethanol Blend In Petrol

Gov’t Considering Increasing Ethanol Blend In Petrol 🗺

Science, Energy and Technology Minister Dr Andrew Wheatley has indicated that the Government is contemplating an increase in the percentage of ethanol used in petrol,...


PCJ and GEF Trust Fund to Invest in Energy-Efficient Projects

PCJ and GEF Trust Fund to Invest in Energy-Efficient Projects 🗺

The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Trust Fund are jointly investing in energy-efficient and renewable energy interventions in six...


Low-Income Off-Grid Communities to Get Solar Power

Low-Income Off-Grid Communities to Get Solar Power 🗺

The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) is to undertake an initiative to provide low-income off-grid communities with Solar PV-Kits.   This was stated by Minister of Science,...


Branson Urges Action on Ocean Protection

Closing message: Sir Richard Branson spoke to attendees at the Ocean Risk Summit in Bermuda, via an internet link last night. He expressed optimism for...


The Five Trends Driving the Latin America & Caribbean Geothermal Market

The Five Trends Driving the Latin America & Caribbean Geothermal Market

In an article published today, New Energy Events, the organizers of the GEOLAC, geothermal congress for Latin America & the Caribbean (LAC), highlight key trends...


Exclusive Interview | IRENA | Renewable Energy Project Finance

Exclusive Interview | IRENA | Renewable Energy Project Finance

  Exclusive interview with Seleha Lockwood, Programme Manager, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), an African Utility Week event partner.   “Accessing funding for replicable, scalable and transformative renewable...


Wigton training lab offers course on energy audits

  The Wigton Renewable Energy Training Lab is offering an intensive renewable energy training course, covering Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems, Solar Water Heaters and Energy Audits...





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