Minesto Deep Green. Image: via Minesto
Energy

Government of Antigua and Barbuda signs ocean energy MoU

Media release — Swedish marine energy developer Minesto has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Antigua and Barbuda. Through a feasibility study, facilitated by the United Nations Office for Project Services, the parties will explore the possibilities of supplying the Eastern Caribbean with renewable ocean energy by Minesto’s technology. Minesto …

Solar panels. Image credit: Pete Jelliffe
Energy

UAE funds renewable energy projects in Saint Lucia

The government of Saint Lucia will be embarking on several renewable energy projects with financial support from the second funding cycle of the United Arab Emirates-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund. Projects will include installation of photo-voltaic electricity generation systems at two schools, construction of a solar-powered charging station for electric vehicles …

Wind turbine. Image: John McIntyre.
Energy

Guyana explores wind power potential

The government of Guyana, with support from the Global Environment Facility and the Inter-American Development Bank, is exploring the potential for wind power generation along the country’s Atlantic coast: The Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MOPI) has begun installing four wind measurement stations along the Atlantic Coast at a cost of …

Geothermal exploration, Dominica. Image: Charles Jong via Caribbean News Service
Energy

Dominica to begin geothermal plant construction in 2019

The government of Dominica has announced its intention to break ground on a geothermal energy power plant by the third quarter of 2019. From Caribbean News Service: Energy Minister Ian Douglas said that the plant to be constructed in the Roseau Valley, on the outskirts of the capital, will be …

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

CDB and IDB continue to support geothermal energy development in the Caribbean

The Caribbean Development Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank are continuing to provide financial support for Caribbean geothermal energy initiatives: The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), has mobilised more than USD85 million to increase the Region’s energy security through geothermal energy development. On …

Wigton WInd Farm, Jamaica. Image: via Panoramio
Energy

Jamaica is a renewable energy leader in the Caribbean

The Jamaica Gleaner reports on Jamaica’s progress towards its 2030 renewable energy goals: Jamaica is now developing its renewable-energy potential at a leading pace among its Caribbean neighbours with support from private investment, says David Delaire, managing director, Germany-based MPC Capital. This is demonstrated by its 170 megawatts of installed …

Soufriere, Saint Lucia. Image: Daniel Berek
Energy

Saint Lucia calls for greater Caribbean cooperation on geothermal development

At a recent Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) geothermal energy roundtable, Saint Lucia’s Minister of Energy made a call for greater Caribbean cooperation on geothermal project development: While several territories of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States are pushing their own domestic agendas in geothermal development, the roundtable discussion …