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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...


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...





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