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United Arab Emirates to Give $10 Million for Caribbean Recovery

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of the United Arab Emirates has announced the gift of $10 million to Caribbean nations and territories that were impacted by recent severe hurricanes. “The UAE is honored to stand by our friends …

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Bahamas Plans Big Solar Energy Push

 The government of the Bahamas is launching an “ambitious” solarization program over the next five years, Bahamas Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said this week. Through its Sustainable Nassau Project, the government will better integrate smart technology to ensure that …

Montserrat Geothermal

Montserrat Geothermal Energy Project Moving Forward

 Montserrat’s geothermal energy exploration project is moving forward. Preparations have begun for the drilling of what will be the island’s third geothermal well. Montserrat is dredging Port Plymouth in order to accommodate the arrival of the vessel transporting the drilling …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Caribbean has some of the world’s highest energy costs, and that means the need for new sources. High on the list right now in the region is geothermal energy, something that is a major priority …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff United States Vice President Joe Biden chaired a major summit in Washington DC this week covering Caribbean energy. The US-Caribbean and Central America Energy Summit gathered Caribbean and Central America heads of government and energy …

 Grenada has launched a new project aimed at providing green energy to rural areas. The Renewable Energy for Rural Development Project is being funded through a grant of $170,000 in the form of bilateral assistance from South Korea’s government. The …

 By Ryan PetersonCJ Contributor No, we are not talking about climate change and the disruptive effects of increased temperatures, sea level rise, coastal erosion, ocean pollution and acidification, nor the loss of biodiversity, water scarcity, and the increased frequency of …

 Is St Lucia on the verge of a green revolution? The Eastern Caribbean island’s government says yes, with several major new investments currently being pursued. The biggest is a new 12-megawatt wind farm project, according to Prime Minister Dr Kenny …

 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 …

 A major installation By Dana NIlandCJ Contributor In May 2016, Government House in St. Lucia will showcase the country’s renewable energy transition with the installation of a 10-kilowatt solar photovoltaic system, which could save the government thousands of dollars in …

antigua airport solar

 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 …

 A major new energy project By Dana NilandCJ Contributor A big new green energy project is in the works in St Lucia. Saint Lucia Electricity Services Limited has issued a request for proposals for competitive firms to submit bids to …

 A new approach By Dana NilandCJ 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 in …

st vincent and the grenadines

 St Vincent and the Grenadines is launching an energy audit of a group of public buildings in the country. The audit is being financed by the Caribbean Development Bank to the tune of $48,500 under the bank’s Sustainable Energy for …

 Two new areas By Dana NilandCJ Contributor St Kitts is looking to go greener, and the country has two new areas of interest: wind and waste-to-energy. St Kitts Minister of Public Infrastructure Ian Liburd said officials have had discussions with …

 Another new green push By Dana NilandCJ 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 of …

Jamaica

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica has quietly headed toward the forefront of the Caribbean’s green energy industry. The latest step is the new $89 million, 36.3-megawatt wind farm project in St Elizabeth.. Jamaica is “ripe for foreign investment,” said …

 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 …