2014’s Big Winners in Clean Energy

New investments in clean, renewable energy rebounded in 2014 to $310 billion invested globally, just shy of the annual global record for clean energy investments in 2011, according to a new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance. That is 16 percent…

Vestas Wins Another Supply Deal in the Dominican Republic

Vestas has won a supply deal for wind turbines at the 49.5MW Larimar wind farm in the Dominican Republic. The contract is with Spain-based Grupo Cobra to supply 15 V112 3.3MW machines in the second quarter of 2015 and commissioned by the…

Two New Solar Farms Planned for St Kitts-Nevis

St Kitts and Nevis will build two new solar farms, according to Cartwright Farrell, CEO of the St Kitts Electricity Corporation (SKELEC). The projects leverages the success of the country's existing solar farm located at Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport. The airport solar…

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…

Best Caribbean Island for Starting a Business

The World Bank's flagship publication, Doing Business 2017: Going Beyond Efficiency, looks at the regulations that enhance or constrain business activity worldwide. In this year's report, Trinidad and Tobago was among the 10 economies that improved the most in 2013/2014 in areas tracked by Doing…

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…

New IRENA Web Portal & Interactive Library

IRENA is seeking those within the renewable energy sectors to join their Global Atlas Virtual Advisory Network for the upcoming release of the Global Atlas v 2.0. Registration: http://bit.ly/1upgZOi Participants will have the unique opportunity to be the first public users of the new…

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…

Jamaica Aims to Lead RE in the Caribbean

Jamaica Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell says that it can, predicting that, by the middle of next year, Jamaica will be the leading country in the region in the gross production of renewable energy. The country is already one of the…

Watts Next: Designing Low-Cost, Low-Carbon Power Systems

SWITCH is an investment planning model for power systems with large shares of renewable energy. A rather nerdy model, granted, but useful to identify which generator and transmission projects need to be build over the coming decades in order to transition a cleaner electricity…