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Turks and Caicos Islands Ramping Up Green Efforts

 Above: the Turks and Caicos Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff The Turks and Caicos Islands has signed a memorandum of understanding to join the Carbon War Room’s Ten Island Challenge. Turks and Caicos Premier Dr Rufus Ewing and Carbon …

St Lucia, New Zealand Sign Agreement on Geothermal Energy

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s geothermal energy push is gaining steam. The government has signed an agreement with the government of New Zealand on a partnership aimed at providing “key technical assistance to support geothermal …

Can This Transform the Caribbean?

 By Ivan BrowneOp-Ed Contributor In the immortal words of Montserratian singer/songwriter, Arrow, the Caribbean is “…feelin’ hot, hot, hot!” And, that’s a good thing. With a little help from Mother Nature, the islands of the Caribbean are learning to harness the …

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 Above: one of BP’s Trinidad platforms By the Caribbean Journal staff BP Trinidad and Tobago has approved a new offshore gas project called Juniper. The project will include the construction of a “normally unmanned platform together with corresponding subsea infrastructure,” …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly and Trinidad Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti and Trinidad and Tobago have signed a memorandum of understanding on energy cooperation. The MoU provides for “cooperative initiatives in energy, energy security …

 Above: a rendering of the proposed project By the Caribbean Journal staff Martinique is planning to develop an ocean thermal energy project. Ocean thermal energy uses the heat energy stored in the ocean to generate electricity, capitalizing on the temperature …

 Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) Spain-based energy firm Repsol recently made what Trinidad’s government is calling a “major” oil discovery. The Ministry of Energy said Repsol had discovered 40 million barrels of oil, which is “already on production and …

 Above: Caribbean Development Bank President Dr Warren Smith (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean region needs some $30 billion USD to modernize its infrastructure over the next decade, according to Caribbean Development Bank President Dr Warren Smith. …

 Above: the meeting in Moscow By the Caribbean Journal staff Officials from Trinidad and Tobago and India held talks this week on the sidelines of the 21st World Petroleum Congress in Moscow. Trinidad and Tobago Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine met …

 Above: construction work on the new plants (Photo: GG) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada is constructing solar power plants to generate electricity for a pair of new planned reverse osmosis plants on the islands of Carriacou and Petite Martinique. …

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff Earlier this year, St Lucia Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony announced a push for the country to generate 35 percent of its annual energy needs from green energy by 2020. To move …

 Above: a wind farm (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Can Jamaica lead the Caribbean in the development of green energy? Jamaica Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell says that it can, predicting that, by the middle of next year, Jamaica …

 Above: the Grand Palladium in Jamaica By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is targeting the installation of green energy solution in Jamaica hotels, according to Energy Minister Philip Paulwell. The Minister said the push came against what he called the …

 Above: geothermal work in Dominica (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s time for a frontal “attack” on high energy costs in the Caribbean region, according to Dr Warren Smith, president of the Caribbean Development Bank. Smith, who …

 Above: Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla signs the new law (Photo: OG Puerto Rico) By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla has signed what he is calling the “most profound transformation” of Puerto Rico’s electricity …

 Above: Grenada By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada says it is targeting investments in green energy, following the signing of an expression of interest with Sir Richard Branson’s Carbon War Room. Under the arrangements, the Carbon War Room would help …

 By Jun ZhangOp-Ed Contributor HIGH ENERGY costs are the Achilles heel of the Caribbean. More than 97 percent of this region’s electricity is generated from fossil fuels and many islands devote a hefty portion of their GDP to fuel imports. …

 Above: solar panels By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Japan has provided $121,000 in grant financing to Barbados to outfit five primary schools with photovoltaic energy. Japan’s Ambassador to Barbados, Yoshimasa Tezuka, said the project would “allow students …