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Jamaica’s Energy Crisis: From Dependence to Independence?

As a small island nation in the Caribbean without any fossil fuel production, Jamaica has frequently found itself in a crisis the type of which is...
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Energy island off Barbados suggested

The construction of an “energy island” off the coast of Barbados has been suggested by executive director of the newly formed Barbados Renewable Energy Association,...
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Examining Renewable Energy

In today’s society, renewable energy has become something of a buzz word –   often uttered in the same breath with ‘going green’, ‘climate change’, and...
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About The Energy Unit & Projects- SVG

The Energy Conservation Fund was established in 2008 as part of the Government’s response to rising energy costs in Saint Vincent and the ...
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Chaa Creek applauds Japan Green gift

Chaa Creek, Belize’s first and most enthusiastic Green eco resort has applauded the Japanese government’s offer to build a $20 million photo-voltaic solar...
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Saving the Turquoise – Sustainable Energy in the Caribbean.

Without sustainable practices, Caribbean islands like Turks and Caicos may find themselves struggling to stay afloat. The Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) has embarked on...
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Piñón on Energy: $4 bln for oil imports — what now?

By Jorge Piñón For the first time since July 2008, this month the average price of Venezuela’s crude oil export basket surpassed the $100 per-barrel mark....
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CREF 2010 Presentations

Please see below the presentations from the CREF 2010 Conference CREF-2010-Opening-David Ehrhardt_Castalia CREF-2010-Opening-Earl Barrett_Wigton CREF-2010-Opening-Joseph Williams_Caricom CREF-2010-Opening-Leandro Alves_IDB CREF-2010-EE-Ana Terroba_South Pole CREF-2010-EE-Christiaan Gischler_IDB CREF-2010-EE-Kevan Dean_Kerzner CREF-2010-EE-Loreto...
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Laws That Bind

By James Moss-Solomon Published January 31st, 2010 The Jamaican language, so full of nuances, is a remarkable and expressive medium. One of the most important things in...
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Mitsubishi Electric Designs PV Modules for Installations near Salt Water

Mitsubishi Electric & Electronics USA, Inc. has confirmed that its UD5 and UJ6 photovoltaic modules can be installed...
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Jamaica Broilers sees strong Q2 on ethanol expansion

IT was only one year ago that Jamaica Broilers Group Ltd (JBG) suffered a net loss of $120.92 million, led by its ethanol segment, as...
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Terra Viva Grants

Terra Viva Grants

Terra Viva Grants is an online source of grants information for the "green sectors" of international...
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Saint Lucia Begins Early Observance of Energy Awareness Week 2009

Saint Lucia Begins Early Observance of Energy Awareness Week 2009

St. Lucia commenced activities to mark Energy Awareness Week 2009 by the hosting of a student symposium on Thursday 15th October 2009. Energy Awareness week...
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Grenada and Geothermal Energy

Grenada and Geothermal Energy? By Matthew Simon   The term geothermal comes from the Greek “geo”, meaning earth, and “thermos”, meaning heat, thus geothermal energy is energy derived...
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Statement on Renewable Energy - Dr. Ruth Potopsingh, Group Managing Director PCJ

Statement on Renewable Energy – Dr. Ruth Potopsingh, Group Managing Director PCJ

Energy in the 21st Century has taken on new meaning as geopolitical tensions, security, climate change, sustainable development and a host of socioeconomic issues coincide...
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Reactivan bloque de termoeléctrica de Cienfuegos

El proceso de mantenimiento a que ha sido sometida la unidad generadora No. 3 de la Termoeléctrica Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, permitirá aumentar los niveles...
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La Revolucion Energetica: Cuba's Energy Revolution

La Revolucion Energetica: Cuba’s Energy Revolution

A new revolution is sweeping the island of Cuba, which is making massive progress on energy efficiency and renewable generation. Indeed, such is the success...
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APETT LECTURES FOCUS ON RENEWABLE ENERGY

What alternative energy options are available to Trinidad and Tobago as we face depleting reserves of oil and gas? How can engineers improve the country's...
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Transitioning to renewable Energy is an Ethical Issue Too.

We are now at the intersection of crossroads, trying to determine the path to take with the source of energy we should use going into...
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Grenada Hosts Regional Workshop on the Clean Developmennnt Mechanism (CDM)

The Government of Grenada in collaboration with the ST Georges University (SGU) hosts a "Regional Workshop on Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)", Monday July20th to...
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Challenges regarding implementation of renewable energy systems not insurmountable

DURING his recent lecture at the 3Ws Pavilion at the Cave Hill Campus on renewable energy’s benefits and its capability of availing economic development and...
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LOOK TO AGRICULTURE REGENERABLE ENERGY

I refer to the renowned Energy and Capital newsletters. It is a forum which concentrates on practical investment analysis in the new energy economy....
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A Renewable Energy Vision for Jamaica

Renewable Energy is our energy security and future.  Renewable energy (RE) is the fuel of the future and the Government of Jamaica has recognised the...
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St Kitts-Nevis PM tells PetroCaribe colleagues of his government’s priorities with an RE focus

The importance of education and training, infrastructural development and a well-managed energy programme for fossil-based energy to the twin-island Federation of St Kitts and Nevis...
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Isla de la Juventud reduce fuel consumption

Isla de la Juventud reduce fuel consumption

From January to this date were used 34 tanks of fuel tanks for the generation that in same period last year NEW GERONA .- New investments...
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Avanza Cuba en la planificación de su desarrollo eólico

Avanza Cuba en la planificación de su desarrollo eólico

La energía eólica es una manifestación indirecta de la energía solar. El país tiene el propósito de generar parte de su electricidad aprovechando este recurso...
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Report on the St. Stanislaus College Farm RE Project in Guyana

Report on the St. Stanislaus College Farm RE Project in Guyana

REPORT ON ASSIGNMENT TO GUYANA RE ASSESSMENT OF THE ST. STANISLAUS COLLEGE FARM COMPLEX AS A SITE FOR A RENEWABLE ENERGY PILOT PROJECT Fitzgerald Yaw Jr...
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Renewable Energy Utilization in Energy Efficiency Projects in Hospitals

The Energy Efficiency Unit (EEU) of the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica was established in late 2003 with the broad mandate of managing a national energy...
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Renewable Energy Developments in Jamaica

The Ministry of Energy has through the National Energy Policy set a goal to achieve 10% renewable energy by the year 2010.  This goal is...
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Renewable Energy and Indigenous Fossil Fuels – Platforms for Sustainable Island Energy.

Sustainable Development is Energy Dependent. A sustainable supply of energy services (the appropriate use of energy to achieve desired productive outputs) will continue to dictate the...
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Strengthened Critical Infrastructure in the Castries Area under the Special Programme on Adaptation to Climate Change Project

Saint Lucia is one of three Caribbean countries, along with Dominica and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, participating in the GEF-World Bank-funded Special Programme on...
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ELECTRICITY FROM OCEAN CURRENTS

The oceans of the world constiitute an important renewable energy source. There are various types of ocean energy. These include wave energy, hydrothermal energy, tidal...
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Staatsolie NV and Brazilians in Bio-Energy

Staatsolie NV and Brazilians in Bio-Energy

In a few years it is possible that the State Oil Company of Suriname (Staatsolie NV will be closing a joint venture with the Brazilian...
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Solar lights ALBA

With the installation of a production line which increases the current capacity of five, Pinar del Rio may increase this year from the manufacture of...
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Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum

24-26 June 2008 Taylor Hall, St. George’s University, Grenada The First Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum (CSEF) was held from 24-26 June 2008 at Taylor Hall, St....
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