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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 reads a study from IDB that looks at sustainable energy pathways for 13 of the bloc’s 20 member countries.   Of the US$16bn, the bulk would come from higher...

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 Arab Emirates (UAE)- Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund 3rd Cycle Launch, a special event at the 9th Session of the Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency...

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 Caribbean country’s national energy commission CNE has authorized Enertis Solar to carry out resource studies for AES Andres’ 65.25MWp Santanasol (formerly known as Pizarrete) solar project in the municipality of...

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. The  installations will power pumping stations.   Regional organization the Caribbean Community Climate Change Center has tendered for 4.5 MW of solar generation capacity and a 2 MW micro turbine...

Clean Energy is Also Resilient Energy

The Caribbean and its surroundings are on the front lines of climate change. The Bahamas, the archipelago that stretches over the crystal-blue waters between Florida and Cuba, have been battered in recent years by devastating hurricanes, which have increased in severity and frequency as a result of global warming. As...