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A Major Wind Energy Project Is Coming to St Lucia

 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 …

How St Kitts is Planning to Go Greener

 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 …

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Jamaica’s Latest Green Push

 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 …

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 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 …

 By Jorge FamiliarCJ Contributor ENERGY SECURITY is at the top of the agenda for Caribbean leaders and it has been for some time. With an average cost of electricity four times higher than in rich nations such as the United …

 Above: Minister Darcy Boyce (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell Like the rest of the Caribbean, Barbados is working to deal with the problem of increasing energy costs. With imported fuel dominating foreign exchange and the accordant high gas prices putting …

 Above: PetroCaribe and Wigton are partnering on a green energy pilot project By the Caribbean Journal staff The PetroCaribe Development Fund and energy firm Wigton Windfarm will invest in a project to rehabilitate the wind turbine at Jamaica’s Munro College. …

 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 …

 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 …

 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: Nevis Peak, the site of a geothermal project (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean must strive to develop and expand green energy initiatives, OAS Assistant Secretary General Albert Ramdin urged yesterday at a conference in Suriname. …

 Above: WindWatt’s wind farm in Nevis (Photo: CJ) A contract signed by the United States Overseas Private Investment Corporation to fund the first phase of the wind farm at Bel Vue in St Kitts is under review, according to Prime …