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Caribbean Development Bank : Sixteen Regional Professionals Earn Certified Energy Manager Designation

Sixteen men and women from around the Caribbean Region are now designated certified energy professionals, having participated in the Regional Certified Energy Manager (CEM) Training...


Inaugural CARICOM Energy Personality Award presented to Hannah Olmberg-Soesman

The inaugural CARICOM Energy Personality Award was presented to Ms. Hannah Olmberg-Soesman during the Electric Vehicle Workshop opening ceremony on 20 June in Bridgetown, Barbados.   A...


T&T Company Charges Ahead With Renewable Solutions

With utility rates set to increase in Trinidad and Tobago, one company is providing a viable option for homeowners through the use of renewable energy.   Local company Davis...


Earth Today | USAID, CDB Partner To Deliver Energy Management Training

Earth Today | USAID, CDB Partner To Deliver Energy Management Training

the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Caribbean Clean Energy Programme (CARCEP), together with the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), recently launched the Caribbean Energy...


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...


S. Korea, IDB Sign MOU On Energy Projects In Latin America

S. Korea, IDB Sign MOU On Energy Projects In Latin America

South Korea and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) signed a memorandum of understanding to work together to build a smarter energy infrastructure in Latin America,...


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...


Macron Pledges 700 Million Euros For New Solar Projects

      French President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he delivers a speech during a meeting with the French community resident in India at the French embassy in...


The European Union (EU) has announced the formalisation of an EU grant contribution to the Geothermal Risk Mitigation Programme for the Eastern Caribbean

The European Union (EU) has announced the formalisation of an EU grant contribution to the Geothermal Risk Mitigation Programme for the Eastern Caribbean

The announcement was made in New York three days ago by the Commissioner in charge of International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica and the President of the...


Barbados Water Authority Going Green

Barbados Water Authority Going Green

The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) has embarked on a renewable energy project, funded by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), to transform its operations and significantly...


Barbados to Open Onergy Market to IPPs

Barbados to Open Onergy Market to IPPs

Starting from early 2018, the Caribbean island will grant licences for IPPs in an effort to have more solar and renewables.   The government of Barbados is...


Switch it up - Renewable Energy The Way Forward for Barbados

Switch it up – Renewable Energy The Way Forward for Barbados

Minister with responsibility for energy, Senator Darcy Boyce, says they are looking at ways in which they can implement energy efficient solutions in Barbados, both...


Young Campers Learn About Electronic Vehicles

Young Campers Learn About Electronic Vehicles

Representatives from the Barbados Light and Power Association (BL&P) treated the young campers of the Junior Robotics Camp to a special demonstration of their Electronic...


4 Caribbean Countries Under Warning or Watch as Tropical Storm Don Forms

4 Caribbean Countries Under Warning or Watch as Tropical Storm Don Forms

A tropical storm warning has been issued for Grenada, while Barbados, St Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines are under tropical storm watches, following...


Montserrat's Renewable Energy Delivery On Target With Solar Project Bidders Paying A Visit On Island

Montserrat’s Renewable Energy Delivery On Target With Solar Project Bidders Paying A Visit On Island

In order to transform the economy of Montserrat, energy reliability will have to be one of the key foundations for the island’s economic resurgence. This...


Jamaica Signs Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Agreement

Jamaica is now a signatory to the Agreement establishing the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, CCREEE.   Prime Minister Andrew Holness signed the agreement...


Standards for Solar Heaters and Other Appliances Coming for the Caribbean

Standards for Solar Heaters and Other Appliances Coming for the Caribbean

Standards for solar water heaters and a number of energy-related appliances are coming to the Caribbean.  Key to this development will be policymakers, standards and energy...


CDB, Government of Canada Support OECS Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Capacity Building Workshop

CDB, Government of Canada Support OECS Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Capacity Building Workshop

Physical Planning and Energy Professionals from across the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) met in Antigua and Barbuda from May 9 to 11, 2017...


Solar The New Investment Frontier

Solar The New Investment Frontier

There is  a new investment frontier across the globe. Large investment firms, large real estate companies and venture capitalists are all getting into energy, but...


Solar the New Investment Frontier

Solar the New Investment Frontier

There is a new investment frontier across the globe. Large investment firms, large real estate companies and venture capitalists are all getting into energy, but...


Barbados To Improve Energy Security And Diversify Mix With US$34 Million IDB Loan

Brigdetown, Barbados– A new project financed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will aid Barbados in transitioning to a cleaner energy future, meeting its current...


CDB Approves US$65 Million For Electricity Systems Upgrade In Suriname

Bridgetown, Barbados — The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a loan of US$65 million to the government of Suriname....


US$135m IDB Loan For B’dos Energy Security

US$135m IDB Loan For B’dos Energy Security

Barbados is moving to improve its energy security and diversify the island’s energy mix with a US$34 million Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) loan. The project will...


Commentary: A Rising Sun Over The Antilles: Japan's New Era of Caribbean Investment

Commentary: A Rising Sun Over The Antilles: Japan’s New Era of Caribbean Investment

In July 2014, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe embarked on a historic 11-day tour of five countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, culminating in...


Solar Panels Poorly Fitted

Julian Maynard (right) demonstrating the recommended gap while lecturer Dr Tom Rogers observes. (Picture by WILLCOMM.)    As Barbados Continues to push its renewable energy programme, new...


Solar Heating Push

The success of the Solar Water Heating Sector has shown what local entrepreneurial spirit, generous fiscal concessions and the support of the community can achieve...


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...


Solar Water-Heater Market Hot For Exploitation

A solar water-heating market waiting for exploitation is an opportunity knocking on the door of Caribbean countries, participants at the just-concluded Organisation of Caribbean Utility...


Business Monday: Region Must Seize Energy Invest Opportunities

Business Monday: Region Must Seize Energy Invest Opportunities

Barbados and other Caribbean countries are being encouraged to go after the investment opportunities which the recent European Union Caribbean Sustainable Energy Conference has explored. The...


Building An Energy Efficient Private Sector In The Caribbean

Building An Energy Efficient Private Sector In The Caribbean

Bridgetown, Barbados — Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) has developed an energy management training module for their productivity network (ProNET) programme, which helps small...


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...


New Partnership To Bolster Energy Eficiency In Caribbean Hotel Sector

New Partnership To Bolster Energy Eficiency In Caribbean Hotel Sector

FAJARDO, Puerto Rico — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Caribbean Clean Energy Program (CARCEP) on Friday signed a collaboration agreement with the...


USAID, Tourism Association Sign Energy Agreement

San Juan, Puerto Rico (CMC) — The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Caribbean Clean Energy Programme (CARCEP) has signed a collaborative agreement with...


Deltro Solar Coming To Barbados

Deltro Solar Coming To Barbados

The Alternative Energy sector of Barbados will be boosted, thanks to the development of Deltro Solar, a 20 megawatt solar farm to be constructed on...


How I Spent My Summer Vacation

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

  From teachers assigning essays on the subject to friends/classmates seeking to outdo each other with impressive tales, ‘What did you do this summer?’ has to...


Students Get Up Close With Renewable Energy

Students Get Up Close With Renewable Energy

The Caribbean Energy Information System (CEIS) will be facilitating visits by students to renewable energy facilities and projects across the region. The visits will be made...


Dominican Republic Can Triple Renewable Energy Share By 2030, New IRENA Report Finds

Higher renewables share would reduce CO2 emissions by 23% and save billions of dollars. The Dominican Republic can increase the share of modern renewable energy in...


Deltro Solar Coming To Barbados

Deltro Solar Coming To Barbados

The Alternative Energy  sector of Barbados will be boosted, thanks to the development of Deltro Solar, a 20 megawatt solar farm to be constructed on...


CDB Board Approves Energy-Saving Project In Antigua-Barbuda

Bridgetown, Barbados — The board of directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved funding for a project that will replace approximately 14,400 high...





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