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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 now have confirmed COVID-19 cases and, as predictions indicate that cases will continue to rise globally, humanity’s vulnerability and that of the systems we utilise...

Renewable Enegy Statistics Workshop Brings Curtain Down on Caricom Energy Month

(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) — The final activity to mark CARICOM Energy Month will be held in Bridgetown, Barbados. The Caribbean Renewable Energy Statistics Workshop will be convened from 27-29 November at the Accra Beach Hotel.    The event is being hosted in partnership with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA),...

Renewable Enegy Statistics Workshop Brings Curtain Down on Caricom Energy Month

(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) — The final activity to mark CARICOM Energy Month will be held in Bridgetown, Barbados. The Caribbean Renewable Energy Statistics Workshop will be convened from 27-29 November at the Accra Beach Hotel.    The event is being hosted in partnership with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA),...

IDB lends further support to CDB’s Investment in Regional Energy Security

Bridgetown, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) Monday said it is partnering with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), in providing more than US$85 million to increase the region’s energy security through geothermal energy development. The CDB said it has approved acceptance of further financing under the Sustainable Energy...

Barbados’ First Utility-Scale Solar PV Farm

The Barbados Light & Power (PL&P) 10 MW solar PV farm in Trents, St. Lucy is the Island’s first utility-scale solar project. In 2014, the light and power company invited proposals for a solar photovoltaic system of up to 8 megawatts (MW) on an engineering, procurement and construction turnkey basis, for which over...