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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...


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...


Exploring Nuclear Technologies To Foster Agriculture Sustainability In The Eastern Caribbean

Exploring Nuclear Technologies To Foster Agriculture Sustainability In The Eastern Caribbean

A delegation from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA),), in response to a request from the OECS Commission to support the sustainable development of livestock...


Need for Green

Need for Green

It is only a matter of time before the fossil fuels run out. This is the time when world leaders must come together to look...


Study Finds C’bean Countries Still Lacking in Implementing Blue Economy Initiatives

Caribbean countries are yet to fully leverage the blue economy as a driver or growth, despite the fact that the ocean plays a significant role...


Neoen Begins Work on 51 MW PV Project in Jamaica

Neoen Begins Work on 51 MW PV Project in Jamaica

A loan of $64 million was awarded by French development bank Proparco and Dutch peer FMO. The facility will deliver electricity to the Jamaica Public...


New $50m Power Plant For Andros

A Bahamian-led consortium is bidding to develop a $40-$50m biomass-fuelled power plant in North Andros through a proposal featuring a tie-up with BAMSI.   Tribune Business can...


Why Renewable Energy is Essential for the Caribbean

   Solar panels set up by Tesla Industries are seen at a hospital in Vieques, Puerto Rico, on November 27th, 2017.    Caribbean countries must transform their...


Regulator Accuses Bpl Of ‘Compromising Renewables’

Regulators fear Bahamas Power & Light (BPL) may have “compromised the introduction of sustainable renewable energy in the shortest possible time” by breaching the Electricity...


Gov't Considering Increasing Ethanol Blend In Petrol

Gov’t Considering Increasing Ethanol Blend In Petrol 🗺

Science, Energy and Technology Minister Dr Andrew Wheatley has indicated that the Government is contemplating an increase in the percentage of ethanol used in petrol,...


PCJ and GEF Trust Fund to Invest in Energy-Efficient Projects

PCJ and GEF Trust Fund to Invest in Energy-Efficient Projects 🗺

The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Trust Fund are jointly investing in energy-efficient and renewable energy interventions in six...


Low-Income Off-Grid Communities to Get Solar Power

Low-Income Off-Grid Communities to Get Solar Power 🗺

The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) is to undertake an initiative to provide low-income off-grid communities with Solar PV-Kits.   This was stated by Minister of Science,...


Branson Urges Action on Ocean Protection

Closing message: Sir Richard Branson spoke to attendees at the Ocean Risk Summit in Bermuda, via an internet link last night. He expressed optimism for...


The Five Trends Driving the Latin America & Caribbean Geothermal Market

The Five Trends Driving the Latin America & Caribbean Geothermal Market

In an article published today, New Energy Events, the organizers of the GEOLAC, geothermal congress for Latin America & the Caribbean (LAC), highlight key trends...


Exclusive Interview | IRENA | Renewable Energy Project Finance

Exclusive Interview | IRENA | Renewable Energy Project Finance

  Exclusive interview with Seleha Lockwood, Programme Manager, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), an African Utility Week event partner.   “Accessing funding for replicable, scalable and transformative renewable...


Wigton training lab offers course on energy audits

  The Wigton Renewable Energy Training Lab is offering an intensive renewable energy training course, covering Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems, Solar Water Heaters and Energy Audits...


Think the Gulf's Only Energy Export is Oil? Think Again

Think the Gulf’s Only Energy Export is Oil? Think Again

When Majid Al-Suwaidi landed in Aruba in 2016, the United Arab Emirates consulate general to New York may have seemed as unlikely a guest as...


CUC’s Use of Renewable Energy Up 250%

CUC power plant, North Sound Rd As Caribbean Utilities Company published its financial results for the first quarter of 2018 this week, Grand Cayman’s power provider has also...


Youth Energy Corps to be formed to Promote Solar Lanterns

Youth Energy Corps to be formed to Promote Solar Lanterns 🗺

A Youth Energy Corps will be formed under the Government’s Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment (HOPE) Programme and will be responsible for publicly educating people...


10Power Leads Haiti Toward A Sustainable Future Powered By Solar Energy

The island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean is a perfect candidate for sociologists to study. On the eastern end is the Dominican Republic, which has...


Wigton Windfarm to list on Jamaica Stock Exchange

Wigton Windfarm to list on Jamaica Stock Exchange 🗺

  The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) is preparing to list Wigton Windfarm Limited (WWF) on the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) with the help of Mayberry...


Airstar Aerospace Plans a New Airship Factory in Occitania

This 100-meter long, helium-filled airship will evolve at an altitude of approximately 20 kilometers above the airspace    Airstar Aerospace, a company specializing in the design and...


IRP to Include Hydropower as Source of Renewable Energy

IRP to Include Hydropower as Source of Renewable Energy 🗺

  Science, Energy and Technology Minister, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, says a special component of the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which will be completed in...


Massy Stores Pledges to Reduce Plastic Waste

Massy Stores Pledges to Reduce Plastic Waste

 On World Earth Day (April 22, 2018) Massy Stores announces its further commitment to reducing the distribution of plastic bags at all Massy Stores locations...


Hampton saves big on electricity bills through PCJ energy projects

Hampton saves big on electricity bills through PCJ energy projects 🗺

The Hampton School in St Elizabeth has saved close to $5 million on its electricity bills through the successful execution of two energy intervention projects...


St Mary Man Makes Renewable Energy Generator

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UK Start-up Eyes global Floating Solar Market

UK Start-up Eyes global Floating Solar Market

A start-up is launching a pontoon manufacturing facility in the UK with a capacity equivalent of 12MW.   AqvaFloat has commissioned the facility in Whitehaven, Cumbria with...


Caribbean Eyes Untapped Potential of World’s Largest Climate Fund

Caribbean Eyes Untapped Potential of World’s Largest Climate Fund

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) also known as the 5Cs, is looking for ways to boost the region’s access to the Green Climate...


Clarendon solar farm withstands heavy rains, hurricane winds

Clarendon solar farm withstands heavy rains, hurricane winds 🗺

  Utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) plant Content Solar is reporting that while unprecedented torrential rainfall in 2017 damaged utilities across the region and caused extensive flooding...


Can The Caribbean Really Begin To Lead The World On Climate Resiliency?

Can The Caribbean Really Begin To Lead The World On Climate Resiliency?

Can the Caribbean begin to lead the world after Hurricanes Irma and Maria?   Former US President Bill Clinton thinks it can happen on climate resiliency. His...


Young Entrepreneur is Developing Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Housing in Belize

Young Entrepreneur is Developing Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Housing in Belize

Will Mitchell, a leading real estate expert in Belize is pleased to announce the development of Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Housing on Belize’s largest island Ambergris...


JPS Committed To Keeping Customers Happy - Power Company Intends To Remain Energy Partner Of Choice

JPS Committed To Keeping Customers Happy – Power Company Intends To Remain Energy Partner Of Choice

Based on a decades-old value chain, the Jamaica Public Service (JPS), until recent years, only sold kilowatt hours to Jamaican residential and commercial customers who...


Solar Energy Cooking Challenge – 40 Days of Sunshine

To commemorate his 40th trip around the Sun, GoSun’s founder, Patrick Sherwin, has been traveling the USA, eating only solar cooked food for 40 days. Since February 16th...


Is Large-Scale Hydropower Sustainable?: Taking a Specific Look into Latin America

A brief overview of large-scale hydropower and its impacts Over 65% of the world’s electricity is generated by burning fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and...





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