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Bahamas Lowering Carbon Footprint

 Above: downtown Nassau (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff In 2010, the Bahamas imported more than 7.8 million barrels of oil and other petroleum products, spending nearly $700 million in the process. Now, the country is beginning to lower …

Solamon Plans to Build Largest Caribbean Solar Farm in Jamaica

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Canada-based Solamon company announced its plan to build the largest solar power plant in the Caribbean in Jamaica, at an estimated cost of $450 million. The programme aims to improve the country’s energy infrastructure …

IDB Approves $30 Million for Regional Green Energy Fund

 Above: Jamaica’s Wigton wind farm By the Caribbean Journal staff The Inter-American Development bank has approved a $30 million loan to boost renewable energies and clean technologies in Latin America and the Caribbean. “This financing is part of the IDB’s …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The recent solar project implemented at Government Headquarters in St Kitts signifies the commitment of the Taiwanese government to “everlasting friendship” with the twin-island federation and to provide it with new technology wherever possible, according …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The portion of energy Jamaica derives from renewable energy almost doubled in the last three years, from 5 percent to nine percent in 2010. That has been led by projects like the Wigton wind farm …

 Above: a building in the hinterlands equipped with solar panels (Photo: GINA) Guyana to Begin Solar Pilot Project Guyana’s Hinterland Electrification Unit is preparing to install the first 1,000 solar panels as part of a pilot programme in the country. …

 Above: Jamaica’s Wigton Wind Farm By the Caribbean Journal staff By 2030, Jamaica could be on its way to achieving a reduction in the country’s dependence on imported fossil fuels. The country spends billions each year to import crude oil, …

 Jamaica’s Department of Local Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding Friday with US-based Green RG Management to test its solar technology in Jamaica. The tests will determine the feasibility of the technology for Jamaica, beginning with using the technology in …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Taiwanese government is funding a project to install solar panels in the government headquarters of St Kitts and Nevis, according to Prime Minister Denzil Douglas. Douglas accepted a cheque from Taiwan’s resident ambassador to …

 Israeli Ambassador to Jamaica Moshe Sermoneta said Israel is interested in helping Jamaica solve its energy problems, along with offering knowledge on tourism and agriculture. “Israel is a country that lacks natural resources,” he said. “We don’t have oil, we …

 Above: Solar panels in Andros, Bahamas The Bahamas is starting a large-scale initiative to install solar water heaters across the country, as part of the country’s National Energy Policy. The turn to solar power is part of an effort to …