Caribbean leaders to create world’s first “climate-smart zone”

Recent hurricanes have left unprecedented devastation across the Caribbean and it is a traumatic time for all those who live in the region. Whole communities and towns have been decimated, and the global community needs to act quickly and give…

CREF Project Award Winners

The Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum (CREF), the largest annual gathering of the Caribbean renewable energy market, today announced seven projects as recipients of its first annual CREF Project Awards. The awards represent a wide spectrum of size and technologies and are given…

What It Will Take to Rebuild the Caribbean With Clean Energy

The devastating impacts of Hurricane Irma and Maria on energy systems in Puerto Rico and elsewhere in the Caribbean highlight an energy security problem that has been lurking for decades. Massive damage to centralized grids will mean that many of…

Caribbean Regional Energy Efficiency Pilot Financing Facility

Belize will see the Caribbean’s first Energy Efficiency Financing Facility.  The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC/5Cs) and the Development Finance Corporation (DFC) will be partnering to launch the Facility for investments in Energy Efficiency (EE) and Renewable Energy. The…

Research into Bottom-up Approaches to Assess Large Public Investments

The question of how scaling up public investment could affect fiscal and debt sustainability is key for numerous countries needing to fill infrastructure gaps and build resilience. A new paper by the IMF, proposes a bottom-up approach to assess large…

Caribbean Nations Turn to Renewable Energy

The Caribbean faces several challenges to its energy sector, which harm the region’s people and potential for economic growth. The Caribbean power generation sector receives 87 percent of its energy production from imported fossil fuels, despite the availability of solar,…

Boosting Caribbean competitiveness by strengthening regional partnerships

A regional organization says the European Union (EU) plans to boost Caribbean competitiveness by strengthening regional partnerships. On Saturday, the Guadeloupe-based STC INTERREG Caraïbes said that INTERREG V Caribbean, a multimillion dollar EU-funded programme to strengthen regional partnerships, will be…

Skytron energy to equip largest power plant in the Caribbean

skytron® energy has been commissioned to provide monitoring and supervision technology for a 57.6 MWp solar power plant in Isabela, Puerto Rico. The plant named “Oriana” is owned by solar power producer and investor Sonnedix and is the largest plant…