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A Boost for Green Energy in the Eastern Caribbean

By the Caribbean Journal staff

The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development is increasing its support for the development of green energy in the Eastern Caribbean.

The DFID has announced an agreement to contribute around $3.9 million USD to the Caribbean Development Bank’s Sustainable Energy for the Eastern Caribbean initiative.

The program provides financing designed to advance sustainable energy solutions in Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines.

That includes projects like energy efficiency upgrades for public buildings, solar photovoltaic installations in public buildings and energy-efficient street lighting.

“We believe that this programme is going to have a catalytic role in reducing the barriers to greater uptake of renewable energy and energy efficiency and it will provide financial support to make the technology affordable and provide technical support to ensure the right policy environment is created,” said Colleen Wainwright Head of Office of DFID.

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