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The Turks & Caicos Islands are Going Renewable

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Aerial shot of the beautiful Turks & Caicos Islands


The Turks & Caicos have become the latest islands to join the Ten Island Challenge, designed to support the shift to a cleaner future in the Caribbean.


The Ten Island Challenge is all about finding renewable solutions to the Caribbean islands’ heavy dependence on fossil fuels and sky-high electricity prices. This move doesn’t just lessen CO2 in the atmosphere, but gives the islands the opportunity to improve their economies and islanders’ daily lives.


It’s fantastic therefore that the Turks and Caicos have further strengthened their partnership with the Carbon War Room (CWR) and the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) to increase renewable energy production and efficiency through the challenge. The CWR and RMI will provide technical, project management, communications, and business advisory support services to the Turks & Caicos in exchange for their pledge to accept low-carbon energy uses. Other islands that are lined up to make this pledge include British Virgin Islands, Colombia, Dominica, Saint Kitts & Nevis, and Saint Lucia.  


The Caribbean countries emit less than 1% of global greenhouse gases, yet they are likely to bear the brunt of climate change, facing nearer term impacts from sea-level rise, increasing temperatures and extreme weather events. But they have great renewable energy resources, including solar, wind and tidal which will be put to good use through the Challenge.




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