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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Sustaining T&T Through Renewable Energy

Mounting atmospheric carbon dioxide levels is the cause of global warming trends, resulting in sea level rise and climatic changes. It is evident that such...


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...


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...


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...


Caribbean Countries Urged to Fully Develop Energy Sector

Caribbean Countries Urged to Fully Develop Energy Sector

Washington, United States (CMC) — Caribbean countries have been told that reducing energy costs will help the region improve growth and strengthen competitiveness. But at the...


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...


Caribbean Energy Efficiency Lighting Project Makes Strides in Barbados and the OECS

Caribbean Energy Efficiency Lighting Project Makes Strides in Barbados and the OECS

As the Caribbean Energy Efficiency Lighting Project (CEELP) draws to a close at year end, the CEELP team continues to support government partners in Barbados...




Potpourri of Policy and Pricing in Caribbean PV Markets Read more

A new White Paper released today, prepared by GTM Research and Meister Consultants Group, outlines the wide range of system costs and policies amongst the...


CARICOM Approves Loan for Solar Power Project in St. Vincent

The Caribbean Community announced Tuesday the approval of a $750,000 loan for a solar-power project to help reduce electricity costs at the new Argyle International...


St Vincent and the Grenadines’ New Airport Will Be Solar-Powered

     the terminal at the under-construction Argyle International Airport (CJ Photo)       The new planned airport in St Vincent and the Grenadines will derive part of its energy...


Unlocking the Caribbean’s energy potential

Unlocking the Caribbean’s energy potential

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Developing Countries Benefit From IRENA & ADFD Loan

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) announced Sunday $57 million worth of concessional loans for five separate...


St. Vincent Embarks on Renewable Energy Path

KINGSTOWN, Jan 12 (IPS) – For decades, the fertile slopes of La Soufriere volcano, which occupies the northern third of this 344-kilometre-square island, has produced...


Caribbean Export Identifies Market Opportunities

Pamela Coke-Hamilton, executive director of Caribbean Export Development Agency   Caribbean Export Development Agency says exports from the Cariforum region are still concentrated in a few products...


Japanese company to help region ‘save energy and save money’

Takano Takeshi, director general of Latin America and the Caribbean department at the Japan International Cooperation Agency.   Takano Takeshi, director general of Latin America and the...


Latin America and Caribbean region primed for solar development

Hot Markets on spot to intall 9 GW Solar PV  within 5 Year,  according to NPD  Solarbuzz Report.    Solar photovoltaic technology is poised to play a substantial...


St. Vincent geothermal plant could be operational by 2018

  ST. VINCENT–The St. Vincent and the Grenadines government says the island could be making use of geothermal energy by June 2018.   Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, updating...


A Stunning Development In Samoa

  Deputy Prime Minister of Samoa, Hon. Fonotoe Nuafesili Pierre Lauofo. (somoagovt.ws)   Over 150 delegates and members of the international development community from more than 45 countries...


High-level Event Discusses Renewable Energy in SIDS

High-level Event Discusses Renewable Energy in SIDS

  Participants recognized sustainable energy for all as a tool for eradicating poverty, combating climate change, creating economic opportunities and achieving sustainable development for all small...


Energy efficiency and renewable energy in the Caribbean

Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) Dependence on imported fossil fuels within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has created significant macroeconomic challenges for fuel...


The Caribbean and its geothermal ambitions

In a recent article on Ozy.com, the Caribbean islands are described as “ideally positioned for geothermal energy development”, referring not only to its potentially, but...


The Caribbean Goes Geothermal

  Forget the white-sand beaches and astonishing biodiversity. The Caribbean’s real treasure might be buried deep, deep underground, in the form of steam and piping-hot water...





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