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F&S Solar Commissions Caribbean’s Largest PV Plant

With a capacity of 58 MW, the Caribbean’s largest PV plant has been commissioned in the Dominican Republic. The site was developed, planned and built...


PAHO Provides An Energy Benchmarking Tool to Public Healthcare Facilities

PAHO Provides An Energy Benchmarking Tool to Public Healthcare Facilities

(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The Ministry of Health will soon reap tangible saving from energy consumption techniques at its health facilities via an Energy Benchmarking...


PAHO provides an Energy Benchmarking Tool to public healthcare facilities

PAHO provides an Energy Benchmarking Tool to public healthcare facilities

(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The Ministry of Health will soon reap tangible saving from energy consumption techniques at its health facilities via an Energy Benchmarking...


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...


DomRep Solar, Wind Opportunities Take Shape

DomRep Solar, Wind Opportunities Take Shape

  Two renewable energy project developers in the Dominican Republic advanced financing plans this week, securing debt for solar and wind-powered projects on the Caribbean island.   Taiwanese...


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...


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...


Geothermal Developers on Nevis Pleased With Local Workers’ Performances

Geothermal developers in Nevis say they are seeking to expand the local workforce in Phase II of the Geothermal Development Project when work commences at...


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...


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...


SLBS to Host CROSQ Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Meeting

(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards will host a meeting of stakeholders on the development of a communications strategy and action...


Huge New Solar Energy Park Coming to Dominican Republic

Huge New Solar Energy Park Coming to Dominican Republic

A major new solar energy park is coming to the Dominican Republic.   The $40 million Solar Canoa solar park officially broke ground this week for what...


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...


Dominica’s Geothermal Dream About to Become Reality

Dominica says it plans to establish a small geothermal plant despite a few “hiccups’’ with investors. Credit: Charles Jong     ROSEAU, Dominica, Sep 6 2017 (IPS) – The...


Dollars Forge Strong Taiwan-Dominican Republic Bond

Dollars Forge Strong Taiwan-Dominican Republic Bond

Santo Domingo.- Taiwan ambassador Valentino Tang on Thursday said the Dominican Republic is his country’s main trading partner in the Caribbean, and with the highest...


Twenty Economically Constrained Dominican Families Seek To Harness Solar Energy

Solar Power Inclusion Project has announced that it will be ending power shortage issues for at least twenty economically challenged families in the Dominican Republic....


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...


Monopoly, Govt. Officials Block Clean Energies: US Envoy

Monopoly, Govt. Officials Block Clean Energies: US Envoy

Santo Domingo.-  US ambassador James W. Brewster on Wednesday accused a “monopoly” and government sectors of maneuvering to block the advance of alternative energies in...


St Maarten PM wants Joint Geothermal Project

St Maarten PM wants Joint Geothermal Project

Miami Beach, Florida-The Prime Minister of St Maarten has called for “joint development” of geothermal energy in the Caribbean, as many states look for ways...


Dominica Leads Caribbean in Renewable Energy

Dominica Leads Caribbean in Renewable Energy

Minister of Public Works Rayburn Blackmoore has reported that Dominica has been deemed the most advanced as far as geothermal energy is concerned at 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...


Caribbean Countries To Make Climate-Friendly Cooling Bankable

Caribbean Countries To Make Climate-Friendly Cooling Bankable

More than 50 policy-makers, bankers and project developers from the Region, gathered in St. Kitts and Nevis September 12-15, to discuss and enhance their knowledge...


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...


Island Nations' Leading Role In Renewable Energy

Island Nations’ Leading Role In Renewable Energy

Island communities are innovative and can make the most of scarce resources while having a global impact. Many people don’t yet realise that renewables are winning...


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...


The D.R. Is Capable Of Tripling Renewables Share By 2030: IRENA

The Dominican Republic can increase the share of modern renewable energy in its energy mix from 9% to 27% by 2030, according to a new...


Dominican Republic Has Huge Green Potential

Dominican Republic Has Huge Green Potential

The Dominican Republic could be getting 27% of its energy from renewable sources by 2030. According to a new report launched by the International Renewable Energy...


Dominica Takes Lead In Renewable Energy Use In CARICOM

Dominica Takes Lead In Renewable Energy Use In CARICOM

Roseau, Dominica, Friday July 22, 2016 – With renewables accounting for 28 per cent of electricity generation, Dominica is the CARICOM member which consumes the...


Dominica is CARICOM Forerunner in Renewable Energy Use, Latest ECLAC Report Reveals

Port of Spain, Trinidad — With renewables accounting for 28 percent of electricity generation, Dominica is the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member that consumes the largest...


SIDS DOCK Holds First Executive Council Meeting In New York

SIDS DOCK Holds First Executive Council Meeting In New York

NEW YORK, USA — The SIDS DOCK executive council held its first meeting on Thursday, 16 June 2016, chaired by Dr Vince Henderson, ambassador extraordinary...


Minister Liburd Says Energy Sector Still Decide CARICOM’S Future

Basseterre, St. Kitts, July 01, 2016 (SKNIS): Minister of Public Infrastructure, Post, Urban Development and Transport, Honourable Ian Patches Liburd, told energy stakeholders that the...


CARICOM, OECS and GIZ to host regional forum on Geothermal Energy

CARICOM, OECS and GIZ to host regional forum on Geothermal Energy

Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 05, 2016 (SKNIS):  A regional forum on geothermal energy, in partnership with the Caricom Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, the Organization of Eastern...


Eastern Caribbean Countries Pursue Geothermal Energy As Avenue To Sustainable Future

Basseterre, St. Kitts,  (SKNIS): The high cost of energy production in the Eastern Caribbean and the commitment to reduce carbon emissions have forced many countries...


Turning Point For Energy Security In The Caribbean

Turning Point For Energy Security In The Caribbean

Caribbean countries have quietly started a green revolution and are now leading the way for other small island developing states in the global effort to...


Dominican Republic Inaugurates First Biomass Plant To National Grid

The government of the Dominican Republic has inaugurated a 30MW biomass plant, the first one connected to the country’s National Interconnected Electric System (SENI). The San Pedro BioEnergy co-generation plant uses sugarcane...


Dominica Hosts Three Day Workshop on Sustainable Energy and Climate Change

Stakeholders within the Ministry of Trade, Energy and Employment, along with Health and Environment, National Security and Technology are among others gathered at the State...


Dominican Republic Inaugurates Country's First Solar Energy Plant

Dominican Republic Inaugurates Country’s First Solar Energy Plant

President Danilo Medina on Tuesday inaugurated the Dominican Republic’s first solar power plant, a $110 million facility in the eastern town of Monte Plata. The plant...


Dominican Republic Inaugurates Its 1st Solar Energy Plant

Dominican Republic Inaugurates Its 1st Solar Energy Plant

President Danilo Medina on Tuesday inaugurated the Dominican Republic’s first solar power plant, a $110 million facility in the eastern town of Monte Plata. The plant...


NSP Project Arm Completes 34MW of Caribbean Solar

NSP Project Arm Completes 34MW of Caribbean Solar

The project division of cell manufacturer Neo Solar Power (NSP) has completed the initial 34MW phase of a plant in the Dominican Republic. The completion of...





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