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BVI, Small Islands Told to Harness The Sea for Economic Growth

Cane Garden Bay Beach on Tortola   The BVI and other small islands that are part of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) are being urged...


Is the LED bulb Plan a Bright Idea?

Public Utilities Minister, Marvin Gonzales   Public Utilities Minister Marvin Gonzales has described the launch of the LED Bulb Distribution Programme and T&TEC’s Energy Management Application as...


Looking for Jobs in Latin America – Can the Energy Transition Help?

l Itaipu, the largest hydroelectric power station in the Americas, shared by Brazil and Paraguay on their Paraná river border. Credit: Mario Osava / IPS     VERNON, Canada,...


Global Fossil Fuel industry is sitting on a potentially game-changing resource – and it’s not oil or gas

Deep resource: Visitors take pictures of the Svartsengi geothermal power plant near the Blue Lagoon hot springs outside the town of Grindavik, Iceland. Photo: REUTERS/SCANPIX     Schlumberger-Thermal...


How to Power a Resilient Future Across the Caribbean

    Renewable resources such as solar and wind power are in plentiful supply across the region         Parts of the Caribbean are still rebuilding after the recent hurricanes,...


Does Nuclear Fit in the Future Grid? – It should be part of the balanced diet of power

The Seabrook nucler power station in Massachusetts. Photo courtesy Jim Richmond/ChNPP/Wikipedia     Oil & Gas 360 Publishers Note: Paul writes an excellent article, and the world needs...


Ways That Caribbean Countries Can Accelerate Clean Energy Transition

    As the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic continue globally, a new guide by Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) shows how sustainable energy investment can support...


Government Receives Solar Tree To Assist With Energy Initiative

The Government of the Virgin Islands has received an Organic Photovoltaics Tree (OPTree) or Solar Tree to assist with its Green Energy initiative. The tree was...


Transforming the energy system in the Caribbean: technological disruption, and resilience

COVID-19 reminds us of the importance of continually investing in energy efficiency and technologies to reach a sustainable energy matrix in the Caribbean.    Energy efficiency and...


Jamaica, India and the International Solar Alliance

  Indian Prime Minister Narandra Modi     Jamaica and India became partners in their common mission to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and taking affordable energy to every household,...


2020-07-20|| Five Ideas for a Green Recovery

Protecting the environment and creating jobs are not mutually exclusive aims say DOE researchers.   As Cayman plans its vision for a post-COVID future, ideas are emerging...


Five Ideas for a Green Recovery

Protecting the environment and creating jobs are not mutually exclusive aims say DOE researchers.   As Cayman plans its vision for a post-COVID future, ideas are emerging...


Solar Under Storm For Policymakers Report

Solar Under Storm for Policymakers   A new report entitled “Solar Under Storm For Policymakers” details how “island policymakers and regulators can work together to enhance the...


Global Wind Group Ramps Up Support For ‘Green

    International renewables groups are pushing for COVID-19 economic stimulus packages to favor a green recovery.   “Six months. This is our time window now if we have any chance at...


PV systems Could Provide up to 60% of Output During Hurricanes

Research indicates undamaged PV panels could continue to generate power during hurricanes     Researchers from the Strategic Energy Analysis Center at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable...


The Transition to Clean Energy: A Celebration of World Environment Day by Caribbean Youth

  by Jamie Tomlinson     The novel coronavirus has over the past few months, evolved into an unprecedented international crisis, with serious repercussions for the physical, mental...


Sustainable Energy, Transportation, and Resilience in the Caribbean

  A white paper for the Caribbean Forumon Sustainable Energy, Transportation,and Resilience       Sustainable Energy, Transportation, and Resilience in the...


COVID-19 Highlights Caricom’s Need to Build Resilience

  Renewable energy and energy efficiency can provide tremendous benefits to Caribbean territories        Bridgetown, Barbados (CMC) — As all Caribbean Community (Caricom) member states and associate states...


COVID-19 Highlights Caribbean Community’s Need to Build Resilience

  Renewable energy and energy efficiency can provide tremendous benefits to Caribbean territories     BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — As all Caribbean Community (Caricom) member states and associate states...


Remote Belize Village with No Acess to Safe Drinking Water Gets Solar-Powered Device to Suck it out of the Air

Caye Caulker. The hydropanels have been installed at the local school and the community center.     On a remote island off the coast of Belize, there is...


How Digitalization Can Help The Wind Industry Remain Resilient During COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many countries to take restrictive actions on the movement of people and goods to slow the spread of the outbreak...


World Now Has 583.5 GW of Operational Solar, Plus More Uplifting Renewable Energy Stats

Fireworks at night in Würzburg   The world installed 176 GW of new renewable energy capacity in 2019, according to the latest statistics published by the International Renewable Energy...




Staying on Course: Renewable Energy in the Time of COVID-19

Statement by Francesco La Camera, IRENA Director-General      In a short few weeks, much of the world has been shut down due to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19,...


Nuclear Industry’s Response to Covid-19 Outbreak

  The electricity demand curve has taken a new shape in regions affecgted by COVID-19 pandemic       he novel coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis has led to a slowdown of...


60 Minutes Segment “Incredible Exposure” for the Microgrid Movement Globally

A recent segment of “60 Minutes” about the Rocky Mountain Institute’s (RMI) work in the Bahamas was “incredible exposure” for the microgrid movement globally. RMI solar installation in...


Ocean Energy in Barbados

  A Review of Clean Technology Options, Available Resourceand Locational Guidance for Potential Areas of Interest forCommercial Development: Sweyn JohnstonJohn McGlynnVeronica R....


Caribbean’s Sustainable Energy Needs Reach US$11bn

    Sustainable energy opportunities could yield the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) US$16bn in net economic benefits over 20 years but require investment of US$11bn over 10 years.   So...


Electric Vehicles Are the Next Dominant Class of Renewable Energy Buyers

    By Douglas Miller    Electric vehicle (EV) adoption is growing rapidly. According to 2019 Bloomberg analysis, annual passenger EV sales surpassed 2 million in 2018, are...


Clean Energy is Also Resilient Energy

The Caribbean and its surroundings are on the front lines of climate change. The Bahamas, the archipelago that stretches over the crystal-blue waters between Florida...


Storm-ravaged Bahamas Rebuilding its Power Grid With Emphasis on Solar Energy

Bahamas Rebuilding its Power Grid – Solar array on Ragged Island Exactly six months ago this evening, Hurricane Dorian slammed into the northern Bahamas. It was...


How Long Will the Slowdown In Renewables Last?

  Taking a sports analogy, renewables proliferation resembled a sprint for most of the last decade. Estimates suggest that renewables today enjoy a 22.5 percent share of...


Jamaica Poised for Energy Revolution, Says Williams

Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Fayval Williams addressing the opening ceremony of the fourth staging of the Ministerial Meeting of the Energy and Climate...


Investing in Caribbean Renewable Energy for Impact

In 2020, MPC Capital AG (MPC) committed to engage U.S.-based impact investors, institutional investors, and foundations to raise and invest $90,000,000 USD in 10-15 renewable...


Banks DIH – A Move in the Right Direction

Banks DIH    Ulric Trotz is the Deputy Director & Science Adviser, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, Belmopan, Belize   Recently one of our daily newspapers carried the headline,...


E-mobility could help wean Caribbean off fossil fuels

    The Caribbean is undergoing a clean energy transition, as the region seeks to shed the burden of imported oil and gas cost while also having...


Renewables + Storage = Resilience

  The primary task of electricity grid operators around the world is to ensure that energy gets from the source of generation to the end users...


Risks in Renewable Energy Projects are Routinely Covered – Energy Consultant

                          Consultant Catherine Allinson   Guyana has a history of regime change impacting renewable energy projects—...


Renewable Energy Policies in Latin America and Caribbean: Auction and Net Metering

  Latin American and the Caribbean holds a comfortable leading place in terms of the share of renewables in the electricity generation matrix, mainly due to...


Gov’t Signs MOU For Solar Technician Training

  From left: Acting President of HLSCC Dr Richard Georges, government legislator Carvin Malone, and co-Founder of Power52 Inc, Ray Lewis.   Premier Andrew Fahie has described the...





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