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…

Cayman Renewable Energy Association Launched

The new Cayman Renewable Energy Association (CREA) was formally launched this Thursday. The new group, of roughly a dozen-members is chaired by GreenTech Group Founder and CEO James Whittaker. As quoted in the Caymen Compass, “The renewable industry in Cayman has now reached a…

Renewables Benefit Island Tourism, Says New IRENA Report

A new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) on how how renewables can benefit island  tourism. The study, Renewable Energy Opportunities for Island Tourism, examines four renewable energy technologies: solar water heating, solar air conditioning, seawater air conditioning, and solar…

Consolidated Water Solar Project at Abel Castillo Water Works, Cayman Islands

Consolidated Water installed 234 Suniva solar panels at its Abel Castillo Water Works in Governor’s Harbor. The panels are installed on the 7,850-square-feet top of one of the its three 1-million-gallon storage tanks. The panels, each rated at 250 watts, fuel the site’s four water-distribution…

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…

Renewable Energy in the Caribbean: Current Trends and Lessons from History

Island regions are largely dependent on imported oil for power generation. Local governments support renewable sources to limit exposure to volatile oil markets, but barriers hinder the development of a strong renewable energy sector. In an article in Energy Policy, Rebekah Shirley and Daniel Kammen…