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How This Aruba Resort Sets the Standard for Sustainability

Growing up on a farm gave Ewald Biemans a love of nature, but it was watching Aruba grow into a global tourist destination drawing millions of visitors each year that spurred him to create arguably the most environmentally responsible resort […]

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Royal Caribbean Kicks Off Construction on New LNG-Powered Ship 

Royal Caribbean has launched construction on its newest ship, the first Oasis-class vessel to be powered by liquefied natural gas.  The new Utopia of the Seas, which began construction this month in Saint-Nazaire, France, is slated for completion in the […]

Richard Branson Developing Caribbean “Marshall Plan”

By Dana Niland CJ Contributor In the wake of the destruction caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, Richard Branson is assembling a team to head up a “Marshall Plan” for the Caribbean. The idea came to Branson after he was […]

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VIDEO: The Amazing Eustatia Island

By Alexander Britell No island is an island. Even islands have needs, needs from afar: food, energy, connectivity — no island can be truly independent in today’s world. Or can it? There’s an island in the British Virgin Islands that has […]

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Barbuda Is Looking to Go 100 Percent Green

The Eastern Caribbean island of Barbuda is looking to become a 100 percent green energy island. That’s the plan behind the proposed Green Barbuda Energy project, which, if approved, would be supported by a regional grant from the government of […]

A New Solar Energy Project in Barbuda

The island of Barbuda is getting greener. The government of Antigua and Barbuda has announced plans to install a new solar energy plant on Barbuda. The project, a partnership between the government, the Antigua Public Utilities Authority and PV Energy, […]

A New Push to Make the Caribbean Hotel Sector Greener

A new push could make the Caribbean hotel sector a whole lot greener. The United States Agency for International Development’s Caribbean Clean Energy Program has signed a collaboration agreement with the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association in a move to […]

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A Landmark Solar Project in St. Lucia

As part of a wider push to generate 35 percent of its energy from green sources by 2020, St. Lucia has completed a landmark project to power its Government House with solar energy. The project is the product of a […]


Carnival Orders First LNG-Powered Cruise Ships

Carnival Corporation has announced a new multi-ship order for its first-ever liquefied natural gas-powered cruise ships. The company is scheduled to take delivery of two 180,000-gross-registered-ton cruise ships in 2020 and 2022 which will be the largest in the company’s […]


Antigua and Barbuda to Develop Geothermal Energy

Antigua and Barbuda has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Thermal Energy Partners for the future production of geothermal energy on the island. Through this public-private partnership, Antigua’s first geothermal project will utilize Organic Rankine Cycle generation with 10 MW […]

A Major New Solar Project on This Caribbean Island

A landmark solar energy project has been commissioned on the Dutch Caribbean island of St Eustatius. German energy firm SMA Sunbelt Energy has integrated 1.9 MWp of photovoltaic power and 1 MW of batteries, meaning the island will save up […]

A New Solar Farm in St Kitts

By Dana Niland CJ Contributor St. Kitts and Nevis continued its renewable energy push with the presentation of a new 500 kilowatt solar farm to St. Kitts Electricity Company this week. St Kitts already has a solar farm at its […]

10 Ways You Can Help Protect Caribbean Reefs

By Lisa K Terry CJ Contributor Here in the U.S. Virgin Islands, like all over the Caribbean, we depend on our reefs for tourism, to protect our coastlines, beaches and favorite marine creatures, and to support recreational and commercial fisheries. […]

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Japan’s New Caribbean Green Energy Project

St Kitts and Nevis has partnered with Japan for a new renewable energy initiative. Officials from Japan International Cooperation Agency signed an agreement this week with St Kitts and Nevis’ Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Posts, Urban Development and Transport to […]

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The Caribbean’s Biggest New Solar Energy Project Is at Antigua’s Airport

In what is a pioneering project, Antigua will be inaugurating a new 3 megawatt solar power plant this week — at its international airport. The solar energy installation at VC Bird International Airport includes more than 12,000 photovoltaic panels, developed and […]

How the British Virgin Islands Is Moving Towards Green Energy

A new approach By Dana Niland CJ Contributor The British Virgin Islands is looking to move the territory’s direction toward green energy. Government officials met with renewable energy leaders in the British Virgin Islands last week to discuss energy issues […]

Op-Ed: Caribbean Climate Change: What’s Next?

By George Nicholson and Nnyeka Prescod Op-Ed Contributors There is rising anxiety amongst island nations as the effects of the continuous warming of the earth become more evident on our physical environment. The negative impacts arising from changes in weather […]

St Kitts and Nevis Looks to Grow Green Energy Sector

Another new green push By Dana Niland CJ Contributor St Kitts and Nevis is looking to expand its green energy sector, one that is already at the forefront of the region’s green movement. “More specifically, we must accelerate the pace […]

How Nevis Is Planning to Become the Greenest Island on Earth

Nevis’ long-dormant geothermal energy plans have new life. A consortium called Nevis Renewable Energy International has signed a power purchase agreement with the Nevis Electricity Company to develop geothermal on the island. The deal provides for 25 years of a […]

Antigua and Barbuda’s Big Green Energy Push

By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda’s government has embarked on one of the region’s most ambitious green energy drives. The project is highlighted by a three-megawatt solar farm at Antigua’s newly-redeveloped VC Bird International Airport. Construction on that […]

Turks and Caicos Islands Adopts Green Energy Roadmap

By Dana Niland CJ Contributor The Turks and Caicos Islands has joined several other territories in adopting a Sustainable Energy Roadmap at the recent inaugural Summit of the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT). The OCT Roadmap addresses key strategies and […]

US, Jamaica Sign Deal to Build Major New Solar Energy Plant

Above: the signing ceremony in Jamaica (JIS Photo) By Dana Niland CJ Contributor The United States’ Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) has signed a $47 million financing agreement with WRB Enterprises for the development of a 20-megawatt solar plant in […]

A New Green Push in Belize

Above: Belize By Dana Niland CJ Contributor The government of Belize has signed a Memorandum of Understanding today to join the Ten Island Challenge, a partnership initiative between Carbon War Room (CWR) and Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI). The move signals […]

Bill Clinton Is Making a New Green Push in the Caribbean Region

Above: former US President Bill Clinton By the Caribbean Journal staff The Clinton Foundation’s Clinton Climate Initiative and the Rocky Mountain Institute have announced an official partnership aimed at promoting green energy in the Caribbean region. The partnership will combine […]

Climate Change and Caribbean Aviation

By George Nicholson and Rachael Robinson Op-Ed Contributors Climate change currently affects the entire globe. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, this global phenomenon “refers to any change in climate over time, whether due to natural variability or […]

How Aruba is Becoming the Caribbean’s Greenest Island

Above: Aruba By Julia Renfro CJ Contributor ORANJESTAD – Is Aruba the Caribbean’s greenest island? The Dutch Caribbean island has taken another big step in its effort to lead the world in carbon footprint reductions and to be an example […]

This Caribbean Island Wants to Turn “Ash into Cash”

Above: the Soufriere Hills volcano By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat has long been defined by the eruption of the Soufriere Hills volcano, whose 1995 eruption forever changed its future. But today, the island wants to use the teeming energy […]

Grenada Mulls Geothermal Energy

Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Following moves by several nearby Caribbean islands, Grenada is exploring the potential of geothermal energy on the island. Last year, the government signed a “support partnership framework” with the government of […]


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