In the vibrant and culturally diverse region of the Caribbean, there is an essential element that fuels the dreams and aspirations of its people. It is the lifeblood that powers their play, dance, and imagination. However, the Caribbean faces numerous energy challenges, with hurricanes and earthquakes often leaving communities without electricity. Moreover, the heavy reliance … [Read more...] about Empowering the Caribbean: A Journey Towards Sustainable Energy
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
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
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?
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