• Photo of SKN breaks ground on new solar farm

    SKN breaks ground on new solar farm

    Basseterre, St. Kitts, January 08, 2015 (SKNIS): St Kitts continues to break new ground in its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint, reduce fossil fuel consumption and expand its usage of renewable energy, with the opening of the first half of a one-megawatt solar farm today (January 08). Prime Minister and Minister with Responsibility for Sustainable Development The Right Honorable Dr. Denzil Douglas,…

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  • Grenada to host renewable energy workshop

    ST GEORGE’S, Grenada — A renewable energy workshop sponsored by the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI) will be held in Grenada on Tuesday, December 2, 2014. Representatives from both public and private sectors have been invited to participate and contribute valuable insights on issues surrounding renewable energy deployment in Grenada. The workshop is an outcome of a European Union funded…

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  • Photo of European Union diplomat urges Caribbean to rethink renewable energy polices

    European Union diplomat urges Caribbean to rethink renewable energy polices

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Oct 1, CMC – The head of the European Union Delegation to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Ambassador Mikael Barfod says if the Caribbean is to fully integrate renewable energy into its development path so that it impacts on its economy, then it must adjust its mind-set to do so. Barfod, who will be participating in the October…

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  • US Vice President announces launch of Caribbean Energy Security Initiative

    News Americas Now, New York, NY, June 24, 2014- United States Vice President Joe Biden recently announced the launch of the Caribbean Energy Security Initiative. The initiative consists of a portfolio of activities designed with the objective of supporting the Caribbean on energy. The Caribbean Energy Security Initiative includes (i) increasing access to finance, good governance and diversification, (ii) transforming…

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  • Branson’s Carbon War Room, Invest Caribbean Now To Put The Spotlight On Renewable Energy

    Sir Richard Branson (3rd from l.) and Caribbean leaders following the Carbon War Room’s ‘10 Island Renewable Challenge on Feb. 10, 2014. (CWR image) CaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. May 12, 2014: Strategies for Caribbean governments to transition to green energy will be put in the spotlight this June 4th at the Harvard Club in New York City as…

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  • Photo of CARICOM, Germany hold discussions

    CARICOM, Germany hold discussions

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Deputy Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Ambassador Manorma Soeknandan PhD., will lead a CARICOM Secretariat delegation on Tuesday to talks with a team from Germany headed by His Excellency Stefan Schlueter, Ambassador of Germany to CARICOM. The visiting side will include representatives from the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation, the Society for International…

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  • Photo of CARICOM and Mexico leaders hold third summit

    CARICOM and Mexico leaders hold third summit

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Agriculture and disaster risk reduction take centre stage as Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Mexico gather in Merida, Mexico for their Third Summit on Tuesday 29th April. The Summit will be preceded earlier in the day by a meeting of the Foreign Ministers. In 1974 Mexico became the first country…

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  • St Lucia Readies For First Shipment of PetroCaribe Fuel From Venezuela

    St Lucia is readying for the first shipment of fuel under the island’s PetroCaribe agreement with Venezuela. Officials from Venezuela’s PDVSA recently visited St Lucia to prepare the initial stages for the delivery, which follows St Lucia’s accession to the Venezuela-led ALBA Alliance and PetroCaribe. “They [were] here so that they can get more information and assist in establishing the…

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  • Smart Meters to be installed in St. Kitts homes by 2017

    Residences in St. Kitts would soon be fitted with Smart Meters. The St. Kitts Electrical Company (SKELEC) said the new metering project begins next month and all residential meters should be replaced in 2017. Implement of the new metering project is designed to help consumers to better manage their electrical consumption. Prior to implementation, the utility will pilot the on-stream…

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  • GUYANA-ENERGY-President Ramotar says hydro project still on stream

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – The Guyana government says it remains optimistic that the Amaila Falls Hydro-Power project will become a reality despite the decision of the US-based Sithe Global Power, LLC to withdraw from the project last year. “We haven’t given up on Amaila. As far as I know it is back with the IDB (Inter American Development Bank) board,…

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