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Jamaica Unveils Hydroelectric Plans, Considering “All Options” on Energy Costs

 Above: Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell at NCU this week (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The high cost of energy is the biggest issue affecting Jamaica today, according to Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell. “On the matter of fuel, I …

Use of Alternative Energies in Jamaica Nearly Doubles: Report

 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 …

Jamaica Looks to Green its Energy Supply

 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, …

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 Above: the wind farm at Wigton In a bid to improve its renewable energy strategy, the Jamaican government is commissioning a Wind Mapping study undertaken by Wigton Wind Farm Limited, which controls the country’s only wind farm. Wigton Wind Farm …