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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...


Guyana: CARICOM Burns More Than US$500,000 in Electricity; Moving to Solar

CARICOM Secretary General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque; Minister of Foreign Affairs, Karen Cummings; Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson and Ambassador of Japan to Guyana and...


Major savings on Subsidy Costs Expected for BVIEC With Anegada Renewable Energy Project

    Once completed, the Anegada Hybrid Renewable Energy Project is expected to allow the BVI Electricity Corporation to save considerably on the subsidies it currently provides...


$170m Vehicle To ‘Surpass’ Caribbean Renewable Lead

Bahamian investment will ultimately be sought in a $170m special purpose vehicle (SPV) that aims to “surpass” the government’s timeline for this nation to become...


Latin America and the Caribbean Announce Ambitious New Renewables Target

  Latin America and the Caribbean holds tremendous renewable energy promise. IRENA’s recent ‘Future of Solar Photovoltaic’ report highlighted that the region’s solar energy capacity alone...


Future of solar photovoltaic

Deployment, investment, technology, grid integration and socio-economic aspects   Reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions is at the heart of the world’s accelerating shift from climate-damaging fossil fuels...


Small Island Developing States: Renewable Ambition in Pursuit of Climate Change Adaptation

  Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are amongst the most vulnerable countries in the world when it comes to climate change. At the same time, they...


Renewable Energy for Sustainable Tourism

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100% Renewable Power in Jamaica Possible

  Jamaica is in demand as a location for renewable energy investments   I have read Anthony Chen’s Earth Today article on Friday, November 8, 2019 in which...


Director of the Energy Unit: Emphasis on Resilience for CARICOM Energy Month

SKNIS Photo of Energy Unit.   The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis is placing an emphasis on resilience for this year’s CARICOM Energy Month, Director of...


Renewable Energy Boosting Jamaica’s Development

David Delaire (right), managing director, MPC Capital AG greets Milverton Reynolds (left), managing director, Development Bank of Jamaica, with Jermaine Deans, deputy general manager, JN...


Solar Energy in Cuba: Current Situation and Future Development 2019

  Abstract: Cuba, a small island in the Caribbean Sea with a total land area of 109.884 km2 and a population of around  11.423 million, has no...




SOARING WITH SOLAR

                            An example of the Derillion Modular Solar Float     Jamaica’s quest to achieve 50...


IDB to champion Caribbean’s Transition to Resilient Renewable Energy

IDB General Manager, Country Department Caribbean Group and Country Representative for Jamaica, Therese Turner-Jones   More than 400 participants, including government officials, power sector executives, electric mobility...




Financing Renewable Energy in Cuba – April 2018

  Financing Renewable Energy in Cuba    –  Research Paper by...


Energy Snapshot Belize

      Belize Energy Transition Initiative  – ...


Energy Snapshot Bahamas

    Bahamas Energy Transition Initiative – ...


Energy Snapshot Antigua and Barbuda

    Antigua & Barbuda Energy Transition...




Energy Snapshot Anguilla

  Anguilla Energy Transition initiative –  Anguilla’s Fact...


Dominica Geothermal Project Successfully Reopens Production Well for Necessary Tests

  Dominica geothermal project site, Caribbean (source: Nixon George, Quick Link Productions via Dominica GDC)   In preparation for necessary tests, Dominica Geothermal Development Company – developer of...


IRENA SUPPORT FOR THE DEPLOYMENT OF RENEWABLE ENERGY IN SIDS

Regional Dialogue on Nationally Determined Contributions(NDCs) in the Caribbean Rodney Bay, St Lucia8 October, 2018   IRENA Suppot for the the Development of Renewable Energy in...


How Barbuda is Moving Toward Green

    Despite the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma in 2017, Barbuda’s beach-filled paradise is about to become mostly green.   CARICOM Development Fund and other partners are joining...





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