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Renewables to Become Norm for Caribbean


Posted in: Regional News by volderine | 02 May 2019 | 536

    The installation of the state-of-the-art solar photovoltaic (PV) array at Jamaica House—the Office of the Prime Minister. (Courtesy: Solar Head of State)
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    The installation of the state-of-the-art solar photovoltaic (PV) array at Jamaica House—the Office of the Prime Minister. (Courtesy: Solar Head of State)

    KINGSTON, Jamaica, Tuesday April 30, 2019 (IPS) – Jamaica and other Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are embracing renewable energy as part of their plans to become decarbonised in the coming decades.

    The Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness, has committed the island nation to transitioning to 50 per cent renewable energy by 2030.

    “I believe that we can do better. Jamaica has sunshine all year round and strong winds in certain parts of the island,” Holness said.

    Solar Head of State (SHOS), a non-profit that helps world leaders become green leaders by installing solar panels on government buildings, has been assisting Jamaica and other Caribbean countries with their renewable energy transition.

    Read more at: Caribbean360

     

     

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