Growing presence of geothermal in the Eastern Caribbean

The islands of the Eastern Caribbean are renowned for their natural beauty and rich culture. But the volcanic origin of these islands has not only created breathtaking scenery, it could soon provide the solution to the region’s quest for clean,…

The role of geothermal in the Caribbean’s energy future

The Caribbean is one of the world’s largest untapped sources of renewable energy, with huge solar, wind, geothermal and marine energy potential. Despite this, most Caribbean nations still use imported diesel or oil to generate more than 90% of their…

Geothermal Risk Mitigation Programme launched for the Eastern Caribbean

The Commissioner in charge of International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica and the President of the Caribbean Development Bank, Dr. Wm. Warren Smith, announced the formalisation of an EU grant contribution to the Geothermal Risk Mitigation Programme for the Eastern…

Guadeloupe urged to tap into its geothermal potential

There remains great and untapped geothermal potential in Guadeloupe, French territory in the Caribbean, which could help fuel electricity supply at less then half the cost of current fossil fuel based electricity generation. The long-term energy program for Guadeloupe a…

Recent Initiatives on Saint Lucia

Like most island nations in the Caribbean, electricity generation relies on imported diesel fuel, leaving it vulnerable to a costly and volatile energy source. At the same time, the island boasts strong renewable resource potential, including solar, wind, and geothermal.…

2018 could see the start of geothermal exploration in Saint Lucia

Caribbean Islands are prime locations for geothermal energy and St. Lucia is on track to implement their own geothermal energy resources in 2018. Several Caribbean Islands are prime locations for geothermal energy. St. Lucia is on track to implement their…

Caribbean Setting Ambitious Renewable Energy Targets

Caribbean countries join a growing list of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) which have set ambitious targets to switch to renewables. In October 2016, Barbados set a new target of generating 65 percent of its power from renewable sources by…

Markets seek more progress on Caribbean geothermal

In a market-wide poll taken at the 2016 Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum (CREF), delegates overwhelmingly responded that islands are not acting quickly enough to develop their geothermal resource. While regional progress has been closely tracked – particularly the uptick in the past…

Saint Lucia new energy roadmap to include geothermal – at right price

In a release last week, the government of Saint Lucia in the Caribbean has issued a new energy roadmap revealing a sustainable, reliable, cost-effective, and equitable electricity future for Saint Lucia. The study has been initiated and worked with the…