Photo by Alain Alminana by Adriana Valencia Jaramillo and Christiaan Gischler The Caribbean is a region with some of the highest energy costs in the world. The recent 2015 Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum sought to address this issue by gathering key stakeholders to explore investments in renewable energy in the region. To promote sustainable development, investments must be … [Read more...] about 4 Strategies to Promote Foreign Investment in Renewable Energy in the Caribbean
Finding solutions for Jamaica’s Energy Sector Challenges (Part II)
Panelists (left to right): Mr. Fitzroy Vidal - Director of Energy, Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining (MSTEM), Dr. Ruth Potopsingh – Assoc. VP, University of Technology (UTECH) & IDB ConSOC Member, Mr. Christopher Brown - Business Development Manager, Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ), and Mrs. Pauline Wilson - General Manager Pioneer Meats, (IDB/DBJ … [Read more...] about Finding solutions for Jamaica’s Energy Sector Challenges (Part II)
Barbados Hotels Benefit from Renewable and Efficient Energy Technology
Photo author Pamala Proverbs Project Manager of the Sustainable Energy Investment Program in Barbados, Keisha Reid is happy. One of her toughest assignments, getting hoteliers to sign on to the Energy Smart Fund, has finally borne fruit. On Thursday, July 16, Reid took the media, officials from other government agencies and the IDB, including Country … [Read more...] about Barbados Hotels Benefit from Renewable and Efficient Energy Technology
Can measuring the impact of economic development come down to centimeters?
Haiti’s hydroelectric plant, built in Péligre forty years ago, has reached the end of its life cycle. With a generating capacity of 54 MW, Péligre is the largest power plant in the country and the biggest civil engineering work that the country has known, save the construction of the Citadelle Laferrière. The driving force behind the plant is a barrage in the Artibonite River … [Read more...] about Can measuring the impact of economic development come down to centimeters?
Energy Efficiency Promotes Sustainable Development in the Caribbean
October 15th marks the launch of the United Nations Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) in the Americas, an event that is being hosted in Santiago, Chile by President Michelle Bachelet in conjunction with the United Nations and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The event and subsequent conference will highlight the fact that sustainable energy is sustainable … [Read more...] about Energy Efficiency Promotes Sustainable Development in the Caribbean