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Radio Casa Pueblo
Energy

Solar-powered community radio in Puerto Rico

After Hurricane Maria in 2017, community radio station Radio Casa Pueblo, in Adjuntas, Puerto Rico, upgraded its infrastructure to become 100% solar powered: Besides reducing costs, this change implies a positive impact for the environment. The development of the project was in charge of Casa Pueblo and Maximo Solar Industries, …

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GIPEX 2018
Energy

Event: Guyana International Petroleum Summit and Exhibition – February 7 to 9, 2018

Caribbean360 reports on the upcoming Guyana International Petroleum Exhibition and Summit (GIPEX): Guyanese businesses will have a chance to network and learn from leaders in the oil and gas industry at the inaugural Guyana International Petroleum Business Summit (GIPEX). GIPEX 2018 is being hosted by the Ministry of Natural Resources …

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Dominican farmer. Image credit: scottmontreal
Agriculture

Farmers in Dominica to benefit from World Bank funded hurricane recovery grant

Over 3000 farmers in Dominica will benefit from grants to assist them in recovering from the effects of Hurricane Maria: The government of Dominica, through the Ministry of Agriculture has signed an agreement with the Dominica Agricultural and Industrial (AID) Bank for seven million US dollars to assist farmers following …

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Webinar: Electricity Resilience in the Caribbean
Climate Change

Webinar: How can the Caribbean and other island regions improve the resilience of their energy systems? – January 31, 2018

On January 31, 2018, Solar Head of State will be hosting a webinar on creating a more sustainable energy future for the Caribbean: The changes in our climate have created conditions that are dangerous to the safety of our communities and expose us to huge financial risk. The good news …

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Frankfurt School of Finance and Management Climate Adaptation Finance e-learning course
Climate Change

Frankfurt School of Finance and Management e-learning course: Climate Adaptation Finance

The Frankfurt School of Finance and Management offers a six-month e-learning course on Climate Adaptation Finance: This course is suitable for both public and private sector practitioners, including entrepreneurs, project developers, private investors, initiator/fund houses, international development finance consultants and managers, plant operators and manufacturers, engineers and advisory professionals (e.g. …

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Solar panels. Image credit: Pete Jelliffe
Energy

Workshop in St. Kitts and Nevis teaches participants about installation and management of solar power systems

In St. Kitts and Nevis, participants from both the private and public sectors are getting the opportunity to learn more about the installation, operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of solar power systems: Participants are currently involved in a week-long workshop, at the UWI center, that was initiated by Green Solutions International …

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Diving for Bermuda. Image credit: Hamilton Princess Hotel
Biodiversity

Bermuda hotel launches marine conservation awareness website

The Hamilton Princess Hotel in Bermuda has launched a new website to raise awareness about the island’s marine life and the need to preserve it. Dive Photo Guide reports: The Hamilton Princess hotel’s conservation campaign is built around an informative website that shares interesting facts about the various marine species …

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5th International Marine Conservation Congress
Event

Call for Abstracts – 5th International Marine Conservation Congress

The 2018 International Marine Conservation Congress will be held in Malaysia, June 24 to 29. Organizers are inviting abstracts for oral, speed and poster presentations: The overall theme of the Congress is Making Marine Science Matter. For marine conservation to be effective, marine conservation science must matter to stakeholders, policy …

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Solar panels, Abu Dhabi. Image credit: gordontour
Energy

United Arab Emirates provide funding for renewable energy development in the Caribbean

At the recently concluded 8th Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) the United Arab Emirates announced its continued funding support for renewable energy development in the Caribbean: The UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund, valued at AED183.6 million (US$50 million), has launched its second funding cycle by establishing partnerships with …

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Soufriere volcano, St. VIncent. Image credit: UWI Seismic Research Centre
Energy

European Union and Caribbean Development Bank support geothermal energy development in the Eastern Caribbean

The European Union and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) are partnering to provide grant funding to enable the development of 60MW of geothermal energy capacity in Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines: The project … will help geothermal energy development in the …

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