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 generating …

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 …

Montserrat geothermal site. Image: Geo Thermal
Energy

UK Department for International Development to help engage geothermal expertise for Montserrat

Discover Montserrat reports that the Department for International Development (DFID) has pledged to provide funding to help develop Montserrat’s geothermal energy sector: The Department for International Development (DFID) has agreed to fund the next phase in the development of a geothermal power plant on Montserrat.According to the Hon. Minister of …

Solar Panel Array. Image: David Goehring.
Energy

Cayman Islands to embark on a “radical” renewable energy transformation

The Cayman Islands Journal reports on plans to transform Cayman’s energy sector, moving from 5% renewable energy to 70% in just twenty years: Cayman’s energy market will need to see a radical transformation over the next two decades to meet the ambitious goals outlined in the first National Energy Policy …

Solar panels, Haiti. Image via: CDC Global
Energy

Lack of international investment in Haiti’s renewable energy sector

HaitiLibre reports that data from the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) shows that there was an absence of foreign direct investment in Haiti’s renewable energy sector in 2017: The latest report of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) on Foreign Direct Investment …

Minister Patterson looks at Diamond Land Use Map as DDL Chairman Komal Samaroo makes a point and DDL Finance Comptroller Vasuedo Singh looks on. Image: Guyana Ministry of Public Infrastructure via Stabroek News
Energy

Guyanese companies going solar

Guyanese rum producer Demerara Distillers Ltd is planning to construct a solar farm to power its operations: Guyana’s Ministry of Public Infrastructure and rum producer Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) have agreed to change the use of several areas at Diamond, in East Bank Demerara, where the company and ministry are …

Solar panels. Image: Windwärts Energie.
Energy

Pessimism about The Bahamas’ renewable energy targets

The Bahamas has set a target of producing 30% of its energy needs from sustainable sources by the year 2030.  However, the Bahamas Tribune reports that there are doubts about whether that goal is feasible: The Bahamas “is never going to make” the National Energy Policy’s (NEP) goals, providers warned …