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Air pollution

Residents concerned about Grand Bahama pollution

Resident of Grand Bahama island are concerned about the pollution being generated by the several industrial plants located there: Murky groundwater samples were obtained on Wednesday during another drilling exercise at Pinder’s Point, Grand Bahama – an area residents believe is affected by industrial pollution. The exercise was undertaken by …

Sargassum on a Tobago beach. Image: rjsinenomine
Uncategorized

Link roundup: June 9, 2018

Tesla’s Musk: 11,000 energy projects underway in Puerto Rico — Energy storage and solar panel manufacturer Tesla has about 11,000 energy projects underway in Puerto Rico, CEO Elon Musk tweeted… Cutting maritime GHG emissions in focus at Jamaica workshop — Cutting greenhouse gas emissions from shipping and port operations were …

Oil refinery, Aruba. Image: David Stanley
Oceans

Bahamian environmentalists oppose oil refinery plans

In The Bahamas, environmental activists are voicing vehement opposition to the plans for offshore oil exploration and the construction of an oil refinery on Grand Bahama. Tribune 242 reports: A host of environmental groups have formed an alliance to appeal to the government to reject moves for offshore drilling and to …

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Agriculture

Bahamian company partners with Chinese firms for agricultural development

Bahamaren, a Bahamian business consultancy and trade facilitation company, recently announced that it has signed memoranda of understanding with two Chinese companies, with a focus on agricultural development and innovation: Bahamaren Limited is hoping to provide affordable agricultural greenhouse technology, artificial intelligence (AI) technology and agricultural machinery in The Bahamas …

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Oil and gas
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Caribbean oil discoveries trigger big offshore technology contracts

From Offshore Support Journal, and article about the ongoing developments in offshore oil exploration in the Caribbean: A string of deep-water discoveries in the Caribbean has triggered a torrent of activity in the offshore supply industry, as one nation after another invites the exploration industry to drill for hydrocarbons in …

Saint Lucia solar installation. Image: Rocky Mountain Institute via New Energy Events
Energy
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Five renewable energy projects to watch in the Caribbean

New Energy Events highlights five Caribbean renewable energy projects they’re keeping an eye on. They are: Paradise Park, 37 MW Solar PV, Jamaica Developer: Eight Rivers Energy Company The largest solar plant in the Caribbean is exected to come online in mid-2018. At the time of signing, the 8.54 US …

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Energy

Swedish company Seabased to bring wave energy to the Caribbean

Seabased, a Swedish clean energy company that designs, builds and installs wave energy parks, has signed an agreeement to bring wave energy to the Caribbean: Bermuda General Agency Ltd. (BGA Ltd.) of Hamilton, Bermuda, has signed an agreement with Seabased AB of Lysekil, Sweden, to purchase two 20 MW wave …