energy

Richard Branson Wants to Make the Caribbean a “Climate-Smart Zone”

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Adapting to climate change — and being ready for the next storms when they come — isn’t just a priority for the Caribbean. It’s a necessity. That’s why a new regional initiative is looking not just to …

Richard Branson-Owned Energy Company Buys St Croix Solar Farm

 By the Caribbean Journal staff BMR Energy, which was purchased by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group in 2016, has purchased a major solar farm in the Caribbean. The St Croix facility, which was owned by NRG Energy, was damaged during …

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St John Is Getting an Energy Boost

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of St John in the United States Virgin Islands is about to get an energy boost — and get greener in the process. According to US Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp, the island …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s green push is continuing with plans for another new solar energy park in the country. Eight Rivers Energy Company Limited has commenced work on a new 37-megawatt solar energy plant, slated for completion by …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A major new solar energy park is coming to the Dominican Republic. The $40 million Solar Canoa solar park officially broke ground this week for what will eventually be a 50-megawatt plant in Canoa on the …

 By Dana NilandCJ 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 invited …

 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 …

Solar Farm

 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’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 …

 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 …