Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) has made significant strides towards renewable energy and low carbon solutions. By embarking on the first utility scale renewable power generation facility, launching ‘The Roadmap for a Green Hydrogen Economy’, as well as commencing the Solar Park Project at the Piarco International Airport, the country has confirmed its commitment towards reducing … [Read more...] about The Gender and Energy Nexus: A call for inclusion in T&T’s green hydrogen industry
An Example of Climate and Energy Resilience for the Caribbean
On my recent trip to Bermuda in November 2017, invited by the government of Bermuda to participate in the Bermuda Energy Summit 2017, I was able to experience first-hand how that island has adapted to withstand the frequent storms, hurricanes and droughts throughout many decades. First, as you can see from the photo below, there are no cables; 100% of the transmission cables … [Read more...] about An Example of Climate and Energy Resilience for the Caribbean
Lifting the Lid: Will Contract Disclosure Save or Sink Trinidad and Tobago’s Extractive Sectors?
In natural resource management, the “trinity of transparency” centers on knowing how much a country earns from the development of its oil, gas or mining resources, who its partners/producers are, and whether the terms of its contracts are favourable to the country. Luckily, for Trinidad and Tobago (T&T), these questions can now be easily answered thanks to some pioneering … [Read more...] about Lifting the Lid: Will Contract Disclosure Save or Sink Trinidad and Tobago’s Extractive Sectors?
Improving Rural Electrification in Suriname
For decades, a high-voltage transmission line has passed through the Amerindian village of Powakka, located in the district of Para in Suriname, without benefiting the community. The 161kV transmission line transports to Paramaribo the electricity generated by the Afobaka Hydropower Plant, historically the country’s main source of electricity. However, the village never had a … [Read more...] about Improving Rural Electrification in Suriname
Shifting The Frontiers: Caribbean Convergence
In this interview, Mr. Dookeran and Dr. Carlos Elias discuss the process of ‘Caribbean Convergence’. Mr. Dookeran and Dr. Carlos Elias recently edited a book called ‘Shifting The Frontiers: An Action Framework For The Future Of The Caribbean’. Below you will find a short summary of the interview. Shifting the Frontiers: Caribbean Convergence from Caribbean Country … [Read more...] about Shifting The Frontiers: Caribbean Convergence