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.…

2018 could see the start of geothermal exploration in Saint Lucia

Caribbean Islands are prime locations for geothermal energy and St. Lucia is on track to implement their own geothermal energy resources in 2018. Several Caribbean Islands are prime locations for geothermal energy. St. Lucia is on track to implement their…

Boosting Caribbean competitiveness by strengthening regional partnerships

A regional organization says the European Union (EU) plans to boost Caribbean competitiveness by strengthening regional partnerships. On Saturday, the Guadeloupe-based STC INTERREG Caraïbes said that INTERREG V Caribbean, a multimillion dollar EU-funded programme to strengthen regional partnerships, will be…

Markets seek more progress on Caribbean geothermal

In a market-wide poll taken at the 2016 Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum (CREF), delegates overwhelmingly responded that islands are not acting quickly enough to develop their geothermal resource. While regional progress has been closely tracked – particularly the uptick in the past…

Saint Lucia new energy roadmap to include geothermal – at right price

In a release last week, the government of Saint Lucia in the Caribbean has issued a new energy roadmap revealing a sustainable, reliable, cost-effective, and equitable electricity future for Saint Lucia. The study has been initiated and worked with the…

New Sustainable Energy Facility for Eastern Caribbean

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) have signed off on the Sustainable Energy Facility, a US$71.5 million loan and grant package that will fund renewable energy and institutional capacity projects in six Eastern Caribbean countries.…