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A Landmark Solar Project Is Coming to St Lucia

 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 …

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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 …

St Lucia Has Big Solar Energy Plans

 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 …

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 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 …

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 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 …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Grenada are planning to deepen their cooperation in the energy sector. The two countries said they would be developing a memorandum of understanding in the sector. Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Dr Keith …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency has officially opened its doors in Barbados. Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart was on hand to inaugurate the facility, which is located at the Lloyd Erskine …

 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 …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The government of Guyana says it is making “significant strides” towards the implementation of renewable energy sources. Most recently, the country’s Cabinet granted the Ministry of Public Infrastructure the authority to proceed with negotiations with Guyana …

 Another Caribbean country enters the geothermal fray By the Caribbean Journal staff St Vincent and the Grenadines is moving forward with a planned geothermal energy project. The plan is for the country’s National Geothermal Project to start up in 2018, …

 In June, the US Census Bureau announced that for the first time, Millennials, or people born between 1982 and 2000, now outnumber baby boomers, numbering 83.1 million in the US. That means a huge and booming travel population that will …

 Another green push? By Dana NilandCJ Contributor St Kitts and Nevis is strengthening is geothermal energy initiatives as part of its effort to expand renewable energy sources, the government said this week. St Kitts and Nevis Minister of Energy Ian …

 Above: the signing ceremony in Jamaica (JIS Photo) By Dana NilandCJ 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 York …

 Above: Tobago (CJ Photo) By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Tobago has just commissioned four new solar powered Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems. These devices will be used to alert the public of disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, and hurricanes. At a commissioning …