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CDB Explores Blue Economy Strategy to Drive Energy Tansformation in the Caribbean

  (CMC) – Vice President (Operations) at the Barbados based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Monia La Bennett , says the region could transform its energy sector and diversify economic activity by exploring marine renewable energy development. She was speaking to over 80 stakeholders and leaders at the Blue Economy Caribbean event here earlier...

Inaugural CARICOM Energy Personality Award presented to Hannah Olmberg-Soesman

The inaugural CARICOM Energy Personality Award was presented to Ms. Hannah Olmberg-Soesman during the Electric Vehicle Workshop opening ceremony on 20 June in Bridgetown, Barbados.   A Surinamese, Ms. Olmberg-Soesman won from a field of seven persons who were nominated based on their outstanding role in the search for a Caribbean future in...

Barbados Water Authority Going Green

The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) has embarked on a renewable energy project, funded by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), to transform its operations and significantly reduce its energy costs.    The announcement was made yesterday morning during a press briefing at the BWA Headquarters in the Pine attended by the Minister of Water...

Barbados to Open Onergy Market to IPPs

Starting from early 2018, the Caribbean island will grant licences for IPPs in an effort to have more solar and renewables.   The government of Barbados is planning to open its national grid to independent power producers, with licenses being awarded at the start of 2018.   This was disclosed by Boyce, the Minister...

Switch it up – Renewable Energy The Way Forward for Barbados

Minister with responsibility for energy, Senator Darcy Boyce, says they are looking at ways in which they can implement energy efficient solutions in Barbados, both at the household and government level.   As the country strives to reduce its electricity consumption, he says they have been working on strategies to see how...