Waste-to-energy plant under construction in Haiti

Lakay Vèt (lak-eye veht) is a Haitian owned and operated startup dedicated to leading Haiti’s resource management sector into a strong, sustainable future. The facility will take in mixed waste and produce usable materials that go back into the Haitian economy including: producing…

Arundo donax renewable energy project receives funding

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) is celebrating the Caribbean’s first project preparation facility (PPF) grant with the approval of US$694,000 by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) for the Arundo donax Renewable Energy Project in Belize. The grant will…

Jamaica’s biofuels project reaches vehicular trials

The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) has announced that the biodiesel research being conducted by the energy company in conjunction with the Ministry of Agriculture, Bodles Agricultural Research Station and the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) is now…

Preliminary assessment of bioenergy production in the Caribbean

Renewable Energy Caribbean would like to share a major report on bioenergy conducted a few years ago. The report came out of the UNDP project, "Bioenergy in the Caribbean: Supporting Policy Dialogue on Sustainable Energy Services for Small Island Developing States…

Biofuel manufacturer to invest US$95 million in Jamaican plant

As renewable energy demands increase globally, bio-fuel developer Benchmark Renewable Energy LLC has officially announced plans to develop a large-scale bio-ethanol operation in Jamaica. The company has confirmed that the project will include the development of an advanced bio-ethanol plant…

Bonaire’s Electricity System Transformation

Bonaire is a small island off the coast of Venezuela, famous for its beautiful marine reefs attracting 70,000 tourists every year. However, what many of the tourists do not realize is that the majority of the electricity powering their needs comes from renewable energy.…

The Road to Renewable Islands

Since 2012, the Ten Island Challenge has garnered much attention from clean energy stakeholders in the Caribbean. It is the brainchild of Richard Branson, the Carbon War Room and Christiana Figueres, Executive Director of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC),…

Hybrid systems may hold key for clean energy

A new report from Oregon State University states that renewable energy could see a significant leap forward with improved storage technologies or more efforts to "match" hybrid forms of clean energy systems that provide an overall more steady flow of electricity. Historically, a major…

Dominican Republic, Jamaica & Barbados Top RE in the Caribbean

Cost differences between renewables and fossil fuels have traditionally guided new renewable energy additions, especially in developing countries. But those days are ending, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s (BNEF) Climatescope 2014 report, which finds renewable electricity is now just as…

LAC Regarded as One of the Great Frontiers for Clean Energy Investment

Lots of poorer countries may be gearing up to largely skip fossil fuel reliance in favor of renewables, if a report released last week is any indication. It’s long been assumed that developing nations — particularly those in Africa and…

Renewable Energy Needs Stronger Support from Government

Caribbean states have promised to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels and transition to a more renewable energy economy. Saint Lucia and Aruba has even gone so far as to vowed to transition to 100% renewable energy generation as part of the Ten…