Guyana secures deal with Japan for $17.8m in renewable energy and LED street lighting

The deal will expand energy-saving street lamps; as well as, improve the efficiency of the power system in the City of Georgetown and the surrounding areas by enhancing substation and distribution equipment as well as establishing a PV system and an energy management system at the CARICOM Secretariat.

Snapshot of energy storage in Latin America and the Caribbean

Energy storage will play key a role in the energy transformation. The extent of the growth of battery storage will depend on both the extent of the decrease in battery storage costs and the development of regulatory regimes that reward the services that storage is capable of providing.

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…

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,…

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.…

Preliminary assessment of bioenergy production in the Caribbean

Renewable Energy Caribbean would like to share a major report on bioenergy conducted a few years ago. The report came out of the UNDP project, "Bioenergy in the Caribbean: Supporting Policy Dialogue on Sustainable Energy Services for Small Island Developing States…