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Tax Breaks for Purchases of Solar Panels And Related Equipment In Trinidad

Renewables Import Duty Exemptions Import Duty Exemptions are granted for “machinery, equipment materials and parts for the manufacture or assembly of Solar Water Heaters”.     Zero-Rated Vat Zero-Rated Vat granted...


Saint Lucia’s Energy Transition Strategy

Saint Lucia’s Energy Transition Strategy

In 2014, the Government of Saint Lucia announced refined energy targets, setting a renewable energy penetration target of 35 percent, and an energy efficiency target...


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...


ENERGY POLICY & SECTOR ANALYSIS IN THE CARIBBEAN 2010-2011

Assessing Antigua & Barbudea, the Bahamas, Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Kitts & Nevis and St. Vincent & the...


Energy Stakeholders to Begin Drafting TAPSEC Operational Plan 🗓

Date:   April 24-26, 2018  Venue:  Dominican Republic   Greater Georgetown, Guyana – Work on drafting an operational plan for the Technical Assistance Programme for Sustainable Energy in the Caribbean...


OECS hosts Energy Policy Implementation Dialogue: Transforming Development through Sustainable Energy

OECS hosts Energy Policy Implementation Dialogue: Transforming Development through Sustainable Energy

Energy has been identified as a key driver of economic development for the region and the OECS Commission has been working on a number of...


British Virgin Islands Discuss Renewable Energy Transition

Tortola, British Virgin Islands, March 1, 2018—The Ministry of Communications and Works, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour, British Virgin Islands Electricity Corporation, and...


Energy efficiency and conservation a priority, says Dr Wheatley

Energy efficiency and conservation a priority, says Dr Wheatley 🗺

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr Andrew Wheatley, says energy efficiency and conservation is a priority of the Government in...


Gov’t Signs US$15-Million Loan for Energy Efficiency Programme

Gov’t Signs US$15-Million Loan for Energy Efficiency Programme 🗺

The Government of Jamaica has signed a US$15-million loan agreement with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for the implementation of the Energy Management and...


Country on Mission to Have 30% of Electricity Generated from Renewables

Country on Mission to Have 30% of Electricity Generated from Renewables 🗺

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology, Hillary Alexander, says the country is on a mission to have 30 per cent of...


Minister says IRP aims to develop energy sector

Minister says IRP aims to develop energy sector 🗺

  KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr Andrew Wheatley, says the aim of the Government’s Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) is to...


Future proofing the Caribbean energy sector

Future proofing the Caribbean energy sector 🗺

    Electricity continues to be one of the most expensive inputs into the manufacturing process as well as a significant cost in the budgets of households...


Government says energy diversification is top priority

Government says energy diversification is top priority

KINGSTON – The Jamaica government says energy diversification, with increased use of renewable solutions, is a strategic priority in order to achieve sustainable economic growth.   Our...


Gov't undertaking renewable energy penetration survey

Gov’t undertaking renewable energy penetration survey

The Science and Energy Ministry is undertaking a survey of the penetration of renewable energy in the country. The Ministry says the survey is being used...


Dangriga Officially Inaugurates Solar Street Lamps

Dangriga Officially Inaugurates Solar Street Lamps

Residents of the Culture Capital will notice that there are some strange looking lamp posts in the Alejo Beni Park and other areas of the...


Zero Investment Energy Management Ideas Being Taught By OECS

Zero Investment Energy Management Ideas Being Taught By OECS

Policy makers and technicians from various government entities are learning new ways to deploy energy management solutions which require zero investment. The training which began on...


Energy Conference Opens On Thursday

A two-day energy conference starting Thursday will focus on galvanizing the urgent next steps to promote sustainable energy development in the Caribbean, says the president...


Call for Clear Policy to Guide Renewable Energy Sector

Call for Clear Policy to Guide Renewable Energy Sector

The  Barbados Renewable Energy Association (BREA) has made a call for a “clear policy” to be put in place to guide the renewable energy sector...


Reforming The Energy Sector Of The Bahamas

Prior to the House of Assembly breaking for the summer on Tuesday, August 13, Prime Minister Perry Christie spoke to the matter of reforming the...


Hon Paul Lewis Received Repeated Applause as Montserrat's Energy Policy Forefront at EU-Caribbean Sustainable Energy Conference

Hon Paul Lewis Received Repeated Applause as Montserrat’s Energy Policy Forefront at EU-Caribbean Sustainable Energy Conference

Delegates at the conference were treated to a presentation delivered by Minister Lewis, as part of a Ministerial panel, that gave more insight into Montserrat’s...


Saint Lucia, Grenada To Harmonize Energy Policies

Saint Lucia, Grenada To Harmonize Energy Policies

GIS – Minister for Infrastructure, Ports, Energy and Labour, Hon. Stephenson King led a delegation to the 14th Meeting of the Regional Energy Committee in...


Ministry of Energy, Science & Technology and Public Utilities Strategic Plan 2012-2017 Launch

The Ministry of Energy, Science and Technology and Public Utilities has embarked on articulating its strategic plan to enhance its planning for a Sustainable Energy...


Gov’t’s Plan For Geothermal Energy Draws Concerns

Gov’t’s Plan For Geothermal Energy Draws Concerns

The government of Antigua & Barbuda’s newly announced intentions to pursue geothermal energy in Antigua has caught the attention of a prominent regional environmentalist, who...


Saint Lucia implementing Energy Transition Strategy

Press Release  – The Government of Saint Lucia through the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology is moving steadfast to implement the National...




Suriname improves governance and strengthens its energy sector with IDB loan

Project to support the development of an institutional and regulatory policy framework to enhance the nation’s energy sector and its government institutions. Suriname will increase the efficiency,...


JAMAICA’S FIRST NET ZERO ENERGY BUILDING FOR UWI CAMPUS

JAMAICA’S FIRST NET ZERO ENERGY BUILDING FOR UWI CAMPUS

The Institute of Sustainable Development (ISD) at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus, with global partners and local stakeholders, has embarked on...


Montserrat National Energy Policy 2016-2030

The Montserrat National Energy Policy 2016-2030, titled the ‘Power to Change’ which is structured and designed to ensure that by 2030, Montserrat has: “Reliable, low-cost, sustainable...


Draft Energy Policy Released for Public Review

Montserrat’s draft energy policy has been released for review. On Tuesday the document called The Power To Change – Montserrat’s Energy Policy was placed online...


Caribbean Countries Approach Sustainable Energy Practices Jointly

Caribbean Countries Approach Sustainable Energy Practices Jointly

Caribbean countries which are taking steps to apply sustainable energy practices have started the year with a joint approach. Six Commonwealth countries selected to actively participate...






THE RENEWABLE ENERGY ACT 2015 by Hon. Asot Michael

The enactment of the Renewable Energy Act 2015 marks a bold and definitive phase in our nation’s development as we pave the way for the...


Renewable Energy Technologies Innovation Policy

  Renewable Energy Technoligies Innovation Policy – A Process Development...


Taylor Wessing advises Cahill Energy on proposed waste-to-energy plant on Barbados

Taylor Wessing has advised Cahill Energy on its historic agreement with the Barbados government to build and operate a waste-to-energy plant on the island. The...


Cahill Energy to Invest $240 Million in Barbados Clean Energy Plant

Cahill Energy signs historic agreement with the Barbados Government to build and operate a revolutionary Waste to Energy plant utilising the most innovative technology available...


OUR To Address Concerns Of Prospective Renewable Energy Projects Financiers

The Office of Utilities Regulations (OUR) says it will be meeting with the parties connected to Jamaica’s renewable energy projects in the coming days as...


PM Spencer’s Address at Consultation on Legal Framework for the Development of Sustainable Energy in Antigua and Barbuda

Dr. The Honorable W. Baldwin Spencer Sustainable Energy in Antigua and Barbuda   Mr Master of Ceremonies ·      Ambassador Mr Jean Dormeus, Representative of the Organization of American States...


DRAFT Geothermal Resources Development Bill ( Revised Edition)- For Review & Comments

[download id=”356″] Dear Energy Stakeholder, The further revised DRAFT Geothermal Resources Development Bill is presented for your further review and comments at your earliest opportunity. Please send...


Anguilla Renewable Energy Integration Project Draft Report

Written by: Ministry of Energy June 29, 2012 Anguilla Renewable Energy Integration Project Draft Report The Government of Anguilla through the Ministry of Infrastructure, Communications and Utilities, in...






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