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Caribbean Must Become Energy Efficient

  The Caribbean must aspire to be energy efficient as the re­gion is one of the world’s largest untapped sources of re­new­able energy, with po­ten­tial in ...


We Must do More to Speed up Ending Fossil Fuel Subsidies

  Fossil fuels — oil, gas, coal and their derivatives — pollute the atmosphere and emit the greenhouse gases that are ramping up global heating to...


Cost Decrease for All Renewable Power Technologies Continued in 2018

New IRENA report on costs for renewable power reaffirms renewables as low-cost solution to boost global climate action Renewable power is the cheapest source of electricity...


Wasting the wind

Ralph Maraj   PROF Ken Julien, one of the architects of the Point Lisas Industrial Estate, says it was never the intention to export our natural gas...


St Vincent and the Grenadines $27 million geothermal energy project launched

Kingstown, St Vincent — St Vincent and the Grenadines took a major step towards a cleaner and more secure energy future Monday, May 6, launching...


Cuba Promotes Use of Renewable Energies With Ambitious Development Plan

HAVANA, May 17 (Xinhua) — Cuba has implemented an ambitious plan to develop renewable energy sources until 2030, which allowed the island to save almost...


Jason Robinson Creating a Buzz in Renewable Energy Market

  Jamaica is set to achieve 30 per cent of its electricity from renewables within two years, putting the country in a good position to achieve...


Turning Ideas Into Energy: Wigton On The Winds Of Change

Leaps and bounds ahead of its Caribbean neighbours, Jamaica leads the region in technological advancements and thrusts towards renewable energy. With more than 10 per...


Renewables to Become The Norm for the Caribbean

A wind farm in Curacao. Caribbean nations such as Jamaica are the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change and many are embracing...


Energy Boost For Jamaica – Island Set To Pilot Mechanism To Stimulate Affordable, Accessible Renewable Energy

Tamar Nelson (right) receives a certificate for participating in a workshop paving the way for energy performance contracting in Jamaica. Making the presentation is...


Deetken Impact Forms Partnership with Sustainable Energy Central America to Manage Clean Energy Funds

Deetken Impact and Sustainable Energy Central America (SECA) have formed a strategic partnership for the management of two renewable energy funds, the Honduras Renewable Energy...


Growing Customers Boost CUC Coffers

CUC generator (CNS) UPDATED: A 4% increase in sales along with lower costs and finance charges resulted in a boost in earnings for Grand...


Solar Farms Must Make Money as Well as Electricity

Last week I was invited for a tour of Bodden Town Solar Farm by CIFMA (Cayman Island Facilities Management Association) and joined some 25 of...


Wigton Wind Farm, A Hillside Haven In Rose Hill Manchester

Wigton Wind Farm, a hillside haven in Rose Hill, Manchester With its recent IPO and a renewed interest in its operations by the general...


Turning the Caribbean Green One Property At a Time

PHOTO: Club Med Miches Playa Esmeralda rendering (Photo courtesy Club Med) Over the past year, some of the travel industry’s biggest names have made...


Why the International Solar Alliance is Geopolitically Significant

In the academic discourses on energy security, a “shift” is taking place which is known as “energy transition”.  The key objective of this process is...


Deep Electrification Powered by Renewables Key for a Climate-Safe Future

New report by IRENA charts pathways to further accelerate energy transformation which meets climate objectives while creating jobs and fostering economic growth Berlin, Germany, 9 April...


Wigton Seeks to Raise $5.5 Billion From IPO

PCJ, the operators of Wigton Winfdarm, is offering over 11 billion shares in the IPO. (Photo: Marlon Reid) Wigton Windfarm is seeking to raise...


Nuclear Fears Addressed by Stringent Maritime Legislation Says MAJ

Nuclear transportation at sea can be safely managed as long as shippers stringently comply with IMO and other international legislation, advises the head of the...


Gov’t Heightening Renewable Energy Diversification

Science, Energy and Technology Minister, Hon. Fayval Williams (second left), engages with (from left): Development Bank of Jamaica Managing Director, Milverton Reynolds; Wigton Windfarm...


Caribbean Losing Momentum on Climate Change and Concerted Action is Needed

Former Sustainable Development Minister of St Lucia, Dr James Fletcher is giving regional climate action a C- in an assessment CASTRIES, St Lucia, Wednesday March...


BVIEC Goes ‘Green’

BVIEC goes ‘Green’ ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) has announced that it is now in a position to ‘Go...


UAE Inaugurates Three Major Projects Under $50m Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund

E Prime Minister Hubert Minnis Inaugurating Solar Facility at National Stadium. The three projects will deliver 2.35MW of solar and 637 kWh of battery...


$4 Million Solar Project to Cut Power Generation Cost by $350k

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis officially opened a 925- kilowatt solar plant facility at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium on Monday. The facility,...


Commentary: What Will it Take to Develop More Renewable Energy in the Caribbean?

Robert Blenker is President and CEO of WRB Energy. WRB Energy develops renewable energy projects to help stabilize electricity prices and reduce dependence on...


IAEA Launches Workshop to Train New Talents in the Application of Atoms for Development, Targeting Women

For many of the participating professionals and young scientists, their visit to the IPEN facilities was the first opportunity to see a research reactor...


Smart SIDS Share SDGs: 5 Tips for Islands to Leverage its Most Renewable Resource for the 2030 Agenda

STORY HIGHLIGHTS Knowledge sharing of proven solutions that address the SDGs can be particularly beneficial for island States. Five critical success factors to leverage knowledge well...


St. Vincent School To Use 100% Renewable Electricity By May

An academic institution in St. Vincent and the Grenadines that focuses heavily on sustainable living will have 100 per cent of its electricity generated by...


New Energy Age NEC Takes The Lead in Evolution of Industry

Diversification in TT is often considered to be exclusive, away from the energy sector, but at the National Energy Corporation (NEC), it’s more of an...


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...


Solar Buzz Uses Source Technology to Make Water From Sunlight, Air

From left: Dr. Masao Ashtine, Lecturer-Renewable Energy Systems, University of the West Indies; Nate DeFlavio, Business Development Manager – Caribbean Islands, Zero Mass Water;...


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...





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