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Bajans Keen on Renewable Energy

Emera Caribbean Renewables Ltd (ECRL) is reporting an increased interest in renewable energy systems among Barbadians especially in the last year.   This disclosure has come from...


Carlos Felipe Jaramillo | A Green Recovery of The Region Is Possible and Necessary

      Carlos Felipe Jaramill     The climate crisis in our region is not going away. Climate, like the COVID-19 crisis, takes the greatest toll on the most vulnerable...


Scotiabank Finances US$60-Million Upgrade Projects at MBJ

Sangster’s International Airport in Montego Bay   Scotiabank has provided loan financing to facilitate significant infrastructure improvements being done at Sangster International Airport (SIA) in Montego Bay.   Earlier this...


Gb Power Cost ‘Third Lowest’ In Region Says Top Executive

Dave McGregor, president and CEO of GBPC.   Top executive said the cost of electricity in Grand Bahama is the third-lowest in the Caribbean region but agrees...


Schlumberger and Thermal Energy Partners to Create Geothermal Company

Schlumberger and Thermal Energy Partners will form STEP Energy, working on its first project in the Caribbean.  Credit:  Johnathan Larson on Unsplash     Schlumberger New Energy has...


New Dominican govt to scrap investment in power plants in favour of private sector

              Washington Capital Solar Park PV farm in Dominican Republic   The new government of the Dominican Republic will not invest in the construction of power plants, but...


Ways That Caribbean Countries Can Accelerate Clean Energy Transition

    As the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic continue globally, a new guide by Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) shows how sustainable energy investment can support...


CARDI and FAO to host webinar on using solar energy for food preservation

CARDI and FAO collaborating on a project aimed at harnessing solar power for food preservation   The Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) in collaboration with...


Dominica Forced to Revisit Designs and Financial Plans for Planned Geothermal Project

Dominica geothermal project site, Caribbean (source: Nixon George, Quick Link Productions via Dominica GDC)   With bids for the construction of a geothermal power plant significantly higher...


Power52 Awarded Contract to Develop Renewable Energy Projects of Anegada | No set start date

Chairwoman of the BVI Eletricity Corporation (BVIEC)  Rosemarie Flax    US-based solar energy company Power52 has been awarded the contract to complete the Anegada Hybrid Renewable Energy...


Jamaica, India and the International Solar Alliance

  Indian Prime Minister Narandra Modi     Jamaica and India became partners in their common mission to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and taking affordable energy to every household,...


CUC Boss Says Future of Power is Solar

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Renewable Energy Offers Huge Jobs Potential For Post-COVID Cayman

  A genuine commitment to renewable energy could help drive a green jobs revolution as Cayman seeks to kickstart the economy in the aftermath of the...


FinDev Canada Invests in Renewable Energy Projects, Totaling 270 MW, Across Latin America and the Caribbean

Montreal — FinDev Canada announced a loan of USD 15 million to leading Latin American and Caribbean financial institution, CIFI (Corporación Interamericana para el Financiamiento de Infraestructura,...


Caribbean Ripe for DER and Microgrid Development but Needs Financial Boost

The Caribbean is ripe for microgrid development because of the challenges of hurricanes and COVID-19, but financial constraints are getting in the way. The Rocky...


Barbados’ Evolution in a Post COVID-19 Environment

Simultaneously growing crops under PV Arrays while producing electricity from the panels   The COVID-19 pandemic has been an inordinately large economic shock that is ravaging economies...


Energy Chamber head: Renewable Energy Crucial to T&T’s Energy Future

  The future of the gas industry relies on improving the country’s overall energy efficiency.   So said Eugene Tiah, Chairman of the Energy Chamber of Trinidad &...


PM: Renewables Can Spur Diversification

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley   The Prime Minister  announced two projects between government and local energy companies that will provide the country with clean energy at...


PM: Renewables Projects to Reduce CO2 Emissions 15% by 2030

  Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley   The Prime Minister  announced two projects between government and local energy companies that will provide the country with clean energy at...


The Future of Energy Storage in Latin America

  BNamericas speaks to Claudia Becerril, Wartsila’s business development manager for energy storage and optimization, about the future of the regional energy storage segment.    Becerril will be...


Wind Power in Cuba, Wind Farm with Goldwind Wind Turbines

  The works of the La Herradura 1 wind farm are progressing in the eastern province of Las Tunas as part of the national strategy of...


This Clever Ocean Power Station Harvests Wind, Wave And Solar Energy on One Platform May 30, 2020

  This summer, the clean energy company SINN Power is showcasing “the world’s first floating ocean hybrid platform” – a high-tech buoy that produces electricity from...


World Bank : COVID-19 Intensifies the Urgency to Expand Sustainable Energy Solutions Worldwide

  To meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targets by 2030, countries must safeguard the gains already attained and accelerate efforts to achieve affordable, reliable, sustainable...


COVID-19 Highlights Caribbean Community’s Need to Build Resilience

  Renewable energy and energy efficiency can provide tremendous benefits to Caribbean territories     BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — As all Caribbean Community (Caricom) member states and associate states...


Anegada Renewable Project Could Cost up to $6M, BVIEC Evaluating 5 Bidders

General Manager for the BVI Electricity Corporation, Leroy Abraham   Based on bids submitted by five companies, the estimated cost to undertake the Anegada Hybrid Renewable Energy &...


Lifespan Water Goes Green

100 kVA (volt-ampere) grid-tied solar farm saving local bottled water company, Lifespan.     With the issue of single-use plastic and pollution evermore present in the public consciousness,...


Caribbean’s Sustainable Energy Needs Reach US$11bn

    Sustainable energy opportunities could yield the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) US$16bn in net economic benefits over 20 years but require investment of US$11bn over 10 years.   So...


Saint Lucia Secures Grant Funding for Renewable Energy Project

Minister for Infrastructure, Ports, Energy & Labour, Stephenson King On Saturday January 12, Saint Lucia`s Energy Minister Hon. Stephenson King delivered remarks at United...


AES expanding Dominican Republic Renewables Footprint

Plans by US energy group AES to tap the clean energy potential of the Dominican Republic are gaining momentum with the development of a new solar project.   The...


Tender Launched for 4.5 MW of Solar in Barbados

Russ1duncan/Pixabay   The Barbados Water Authority is seeking proposals for three PV plants for a total 4.5 MW of generation capacity plus a 2 MW micro turbine....


First Solar To Grid In Ragged Island makes ’60 Minutes’ Appearance

  Bahamas Power and Light Company Ltd. (BPL) Director of Grid Solutions & Support Services Burlington Strachan reported that BPL teams have completed the work to...


Cuba Commits Itself to Energy Sovereignty With EU Support

    Brussels, Mar 4 (Prensa Latina) Cuba’s First Deputy Minister of Energy and Mines, Javier Ruben Cid, ratified here today the island’s interest in promoting energy...


Jamaica Poised for Energy Revolution, Says Williams

Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Fayval Williams addressing the opening ceremony of the fourth staging of the Ministerial Meeting of the Energy and Climate...


Renewable Energy Accounts For 18% of Country’s Demand

  Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Fayval Williams, makes her contribution to a panel discussion at the fourth Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas...


Banks DIH – A Move in the Right Direction

Banks DIH    Ulric Trotz is the Deputy Director & Science Adviser, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, Belmopan, Belize   Recently one of our daily newspapers carried the headline,...


MOE To Spend $60 Million On Solar Energy In Schools

  In an effort to reduce the electricity expenses at government-owned schools across the island, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information will spend $60 million...


Dominican TSO Iintroduces Wind and Solar Forecast System

Image by: Blue Elephant Energy AG (www.blueelephantenergy.com)   February 7 (Renewables Now) – The transmission system operator (TSO) of the Dominican Republic, OC-SENI, on Thursday officially inaugurated the...


Banks Willing to Invest in Renewables

First Citizens CEO Karen Darbasie. FILE PHOTO –   Caribbean banks are well aware of the potential for investing in renewable energy across the region. What is...


Gov’t Signs MOU For Solar Technician Training

  From left: Acting President of HLSCC Dr Richard Georges, government legislator Carvin Malone, and co-Founder of Power52 Inc, Ray Lewis.   Premier Andrew Fahie has described the...


Guyana: CARICOM Burns More Than US$500,000 in Electricity; Moving to Solar

CARICOM Secretary General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque; Minister of Foreign Affairs, Karen Cummings; Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson and Ambassador of Japan to Guyana and...





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