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  • Photo of CCREEE establishment sets tone for Regional sustainable development – Barbados PM

    CCREEE establishment sets tone for Regional sustainable development – Barbados PM

    The establishment of the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) has set the tone for the sustainable development, energy and climate change goals of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). “It may well become one of the ironies of Caribbean history that when oil prices were at one of their lowest points, one of the most successful institutions dedicated…

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  • Photo of Energy efficiency centre inaugurated in Barbados

    Energy efficiency centre inaugurated in Barbados

    An institution that is geared at hastening CARICOM’s transition to new sustainable and clean energy production systems was inaugurated on Wednesday in Bridgetown, Barbados. The Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) is designed to assist Member States to navigate the renewable energy and energy efficiency investment climate, and support a modern energy landscape for sustainable development in…

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  • Photo of CDB signs agreement with IDB to secure USD 71.5M sustainable energy programme for Eastern Caribbean

    CDB signs agreement with IDB to secure USD 71.5M sustainable energy programme for Eastern Caribbean

    MIAMI, FLORIDA October 20, 2015 – More funding has been put in place to facilitate the growth of the renewable energy sector in the Eastern Caribbean.             The Sustainable Energy Facility for the Eastern Caribbean; a  USD 71.5 million loan and grant package was today signed by  Dr. William Warren Smith, President of the Caribbean Development Bank  (CDB) and Luis…

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  • Photo of IDB and CDB fund Sustainable Energy Facility for Eastern Caribbean

    IDB and CDB fund Sustainable Energy Facility for Eastern Caribbean

    FLORIDA, United States, Tuesday October 20, 2015 – 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. The signing by Presidents Alberto Moreno of the IDB and Dr. William…

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  • Photo of St. Kitts expects initial work on geothermal exploration to start early 2016

    St. Kitts expects initial work on geothermal exploration to start early 2016

    Following news on an MOU with Guadeloupe-based engineering group Teranov, we reported about this last week, there are now details emerging about the government’s take on possible development. As reported by SKNVibes, the Minister for Public Infrastructure, Honourable Ian Liburd said that his ministry along with the St. Kitts Electricity Company (SKELEC) has established a road map to develop geothermal…

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  • Photo of Caribbean Focused On Planning And Preparing For Bankable Renewable Energy Projects

    Caribbean Focused On Planning And Preparing For Bankable Renewable Energy Projects

    Representatives of Caribbean businesses along with financiers and government officers in the clean energy sector will get a better understanding of how to plan and prepare for bankable projects in renewable energy and energy efficiency this week. Some 30 project owners, developers, funders, financiers and consultants from several Caribbean countries are attending a Regional workshop on Financing Tools and Approaches for…

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  • Photo of Barbados to establish regional energy centre

    Barbados to establish regional energy centre

    Barbados is to establish a Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Energy Minister Darcy Boyce has said. Boyce, who held talks with Paolo Serpi, Italy’s Special Envoy to the Caribbean, said that the centre, which is expected to be inaugurated at the end of October, would ensure that the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries all had the same standards…

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  • Photo of President Barack Obama’s Climate Change Plan 2015

    President Barack Obama’s Climate Change Plan 2015

    United States’ President Barack Obama is set to launch a new energy programme to cut greenhouse gas emissions as part of his ongoing bid to combat climate change. The Clean Power Plan is designed to reduce GHG emissions from US power stations and the programme will focus on renewable energy sources including wind and solar power. Power stations are the…

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  • Photo of Belize continues to bet on energy efficiency

    Belize continues to bet on energy efficiency

    As part of a regional effort to improve energy efficiency in CARICOM member states, the Ministry of Energy, Science & Technology and Public Utilities (MESTPU) of Belize has partnered with the OAS Department of Sustainable Development, and in cooperation with the OAS Belize Office, launched the “Standards and Labelling” component of the Energy for Sustainable Development in Caribbean Buildings Project…

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  • Photo of CDB approves financing for solar photovoltaic plant in Anguilla

    CDB approves financing for solar photovoltaic plant in Anguilla

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thursday July 23, 2015 – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a US$2.34 million loan to finance the installation and commissioning of a 1 Megawatt Solar Pholtovoltaic Plant which will enable the Anguilla Electricity Company Limited (ANGLEC) to introduce renewable energy into the mix for electricity production. ADVERTISEMENT The project in Corito, in the south of the…

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