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…

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…

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…

Pan Caribbean in Jamaica Moving into Biofuel Production

The Chinese-owned Pan Caribbean Sugar Company Ltd. is powering up its generators in order to use bagasse to produce energy. Over the next 3 years the company is moving to convert into energy, bagasse, the pulp that remains after the extraction of juice…

The Caribbean needs a Marshall Plan for Clean Energy

Lefties Food Stall, a pint-sized eatery serving Barbados’ signature flying-fish sandwiches, recently became the first snack shack on the Caribbean island to be fitted with a solar panel. The nearby public shower facility sports a panel as well. So does…

Are Biofuels A Remedy to Intermittency on Small Islands?

As we know, most Caribbean islands currently rely on importing fossil fuels at enormous environmental and economic cost. There is a sincere and widespread policy switch now to renewable energy, though many challenges still remain. A noteworthy presentation at CREF 2013 in Aruba…

Solar Power, Coconut Biofuel to Meet 150% of Pacific Nation’s Electricity Demand

Solar power plants and coconut biofuel-powered generators will be switched on in Tokelaunext week as the three-atoll administered region of New Zealand gears up to become the ‘the world’s first truly renewable nation’. The renewable energy system comprising of solar panels,…