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Caribbean FLNG undocks in China and prepares for Pacific Rubiales’ Colombia offshore projects

A celebration was held for the undocking of the Caribbean FLNG facility from the Wison Offshore & Marine dry dock in Nantong, China. This even represents a game-changing project that brings the industry one step closer to making floating LNG a reality. by Paddy Harris, Oil and Gas Technology, November 19, 2014 A ceremony was held…

Caribbean Biological Corridor, signature of a tripartite agreement

An agreement was signed between Haiti, Cuba and the Dominican Republic in order to carry out rehabilitation activities in degraded areas and to undertake work having impacts on the improvement of the quality of life. The agreement is for a period of 3 years. by Haiti Libre, November 15, 2104 At the end of the…

Enel Looks To Distribution, Renewables For Latin American Growth

Enel SpA, Italian utility, wants to focus on electricity distribution and renewable energy as it increases its investment in Latin America’s growing markets. The group has slowly been shifting attention away from Italy and Spain as it focuses on Latin America’s emerging markets and their abundant resources. by Rosalba O’Brien and Antonio De la Jara, Business…

Japanese company to help region ‘save energy and save money’

The director general of Latin America and the Caribbean department at JICA, Takano Takeshi, says that projects are being developed  to co-finance renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives. The projects are being financed by the Caribbean Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank and JICA. by Richard Lord, Trinidad and Tobago Guardian, November 14, 2014 Takano Takeshi, director general…

Trinidad and Tobago, Chile to Expand Energy Ties

Trinidad and Tobago is looking at cooperation with Chile through the energy sector in order to boost projects of mutual interest. by Prensa Latina, November 11, 2014 Port of Spain, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Trinidad and Tobago and Chile look to expand their cooperation in the energy sector through initiatives to boost projects of mutual…

Cuba aims for 24 pct renewable energy by 2030

Cuba aims for 24 pct renewable energy by 2030

Cuba hopes to obtain 24 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by the year 2030. In an attempt to achieve this the county has unveiled a set of project that require more than $600 million of investment. Currently, the island only generates 4.3 percent of its electricity from renewable sources. by Fox New Latino,…

It’s Time For Solar in the Caribbean

It’s Time For Solar in the Caribbean

It is well known that the Caribbean’s dependence on imported diesel leads to highly expensive energy costs for locals, but in the future energy costs could decrease with the help of solar energy. The sun-drenched, tropical environment makes the region the perfect setting for a renewable energy revolution with sources like solar and wind power…

CARICOM to Discuss Creation of Renewable-Energy Center

This week, trade ministers of the Caribbean Community member-states will meet to discuss the creation of a Caribbean Center for Renewable Energy. The center will be under supervision of Caribbean Community’s Energy Policy division. by Latin American Herald Tribune, November 2014 SAN JUAN – Trade ministers of the Caribbean Community member-states will meet this week…

Caribbean renewable-energy initiative gains steam

For many years, the cost of energy has been extremely high in the Caribbean due to the expensive cost of importing diesel, but high energy costs might soon come to an end thanks to the Ten Island Challenge, which seeks to convert the islands to green energy. The Caribbean hopes to set a standard for…

NRG celebrates new solar power facility in U.S. Virgin Islands

NRG Energy, Inc. just celebrated the installation of the Spanish Town Estate Solar Project on the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The photovoltaic power plant will be able to generate 4 megawatts of clean energy that has the capability to power about 1,500 homes of the U.S. Virgin Island Water and…

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