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Green Energy

St Lucia, New Zealand Sign Agreement on Geothermal Energy

September 3, 2014 | 6:12 am | 0 Comment

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Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia's geothermal energy push is gaining steam. The government has signed an agreement with the government of New Zealand on a partnership aimed at providing "key technical assistance to support geothermal exploration, and help define the prospects for advancing geothermal development in Saint Lucia," it said in more...

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Can This Transform the Caribbean?

September 2, 2014 | 7:01 am | 0 Comment

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By Ivan Browne Op-Ed Contributor In the immortal words of Montserratian singer/songwriter, Arrow, the Caribbean is “…feelin’ hot, hot, hot!” And, that’s a good thing. With a little help from Mother Nature, the islands of the Caribbean are learning to harness the power of high temperature geothermal energy beneath the earth’s surface. In an effort more...

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Nevis to Partner With US Company on Waste-to-Energy Plant, Solar Farm

August 17, 2014 | 5:01 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Nevis (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Nevis's government is planning to partner with United States-based company Omni-Alpha, LLC on the development of a waste-to-energy plant. The move was announced by the Ministry of Health in the Nevis Island Administration, the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Nevis Electricity Company. The plant will more...

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Paradisus Resorts on Green Push

August 13, 2014 | 12:36 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Paradisus Palma Real in Punta Cana By the Caribbean Journal staff Melia Hotels International's Paradisus Resorts brand has embarked on a wide-ranging new sustainability push, the company announced. The all-inclusive brand said it was looking to achieve four objectives: reducing its carbon footprint, decreasing water consumption, minimizing environmental more...

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Rethinking Caribbean Tourism Education

August 6, 2014 | 11:01 am | 0 Comment

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By Ryan Peterson Op-Ed Contributor It is no secret that sustainable tourism is imperative to the wealth and wellness of Caribbean island economies. From ‘green’ to ‘eco’, ‘small’ to ‘slow’, ‘responsible’ to ‘resilient’, there is no shortage of ideas nor insights on sustainability adventures across our Caribbean ocean. Yet, despite entering our more...

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In Dominica, Helping Small Businesses Go Green

July 30, 2014 | 2:11 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica's Agricultural Industrial and Development Bank will soon be implementing a pilot project to finance energy efficiency investments by micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in the country. The project is being supported by the Caribbean Development Bank in the amount of $500,000, the CDB more...

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St Croix Solar Facility Sold

July 24, 2014 | 4:51 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Spanish Town Estate Solar Project By the Caribbean Journal staff Toshiba International Corporation has sold its four-megawatt Spanish Town Estate Solar Project in St Croix to NRG Energy. The facility, which began construction in April, will eventually power 1,500 homes in St Croix wiht solar energy and create around 100 jobs in construction and operations, more...

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Op-Ed: Leading Sustainable Tourism in the Caribbean

July 22, 2014 | 1:54 am | 0 Comment

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By Ryan Peterson Op-Ed Contributor IT IS a truism that tourism is experiencing a tectonic transformation. In recent times, the global tourism and travel industry, and in particular, Small-Island Tourism-Economies (SITES) in the Caribbean have had to contend with a series of unprecedented and disruptive social, technical, economic and ecological and challenges. In more...

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Grenada Completes Solar Plant For Reverse Osmosis Facility

June 30, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

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Above: the solar plant at the Petite Martinique reverse osmosis facility By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada has completed construction on a solar energy plant that will power a new reverse osmosis facility on the island of Petite Martinique. The work was done by local firm Grenada Solar Power. The osmosis plant is one of two on which the government is more...

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Texaco Planning to Add Solar Panels to Gas Stations in Jamaica

June 21, 2014 | 5:01 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: State Minister in Jamaica's Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Julian Robinson at a Texaco station (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Texaco is planning to retrofit all of its service stations in Jamaica with solar energy. The company has already invested about $45,000 adding solar panels to its Molynes Road operation in Kingston, more...

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