GIPEX 2018

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 …

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 …

Solar panels. Image credit: Pete Jelliffe

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 …

Solar panels, Abu Dhabi. Image credit: gordontour

United Arab Emirates provides 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 …

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

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 …

Wind turbine. Image credit: Paulo Valdivieso

Event: 2018 Annual Caribbean Energy Conference – January 25 – 26, Nassau, Bahamas

The 18th Annual Caribbean Energy Conference is scheduled to take place January 25 and 26 in Nassau, Bahamas. The agenda includes a session on renewable energy, including speakers from the Caribbean Community Secretariat, the Commission of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States, the Inter-American Development Bank, and Enviva, which is …

Solar panels. Image credit: Mountain/ \Ash

European Union supports renewable energy development in Barbados

Barbados has received €1.12 million ($1.35 million) from the European Union towards the advancement of energy self-sufficiency from renewable resources: This is the first payment of a total contribution of €3 million ($3.6 million). This activity is in line with the country’s commitment to the United Nations Framework Convention on …