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…

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.…

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…

What Climate Change Will Mean for Jobs

Paper commissioned by the Green Jobs Programme, International Labour Organisation (ILO), highlights some of the main links between climate change and employment in the Caribbean basin, targeted for government and workers’ organisations but relevant to a wider audience. Climate change…

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…

Financing Green Projects In Barbados

Many recent studies have shown Barbados to be a challenging environment for renewable energy and green technology financing. The country dropped 5 spots in the Climatescope 2013 ranking although the 2014 Electric Light and Power Act tries to stem the tide. In a push…

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,…