CDB, CCREEE Formalise Partnership for Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency Advancement

  Two regional institutions have come together to forge a partnership to advance sustainable energy development and energy efficiency promotion in the Caribbean. Yesterday, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) formalised this partnership, signing a Framework Agreement which will guide their work together. Vice-President (Operations) of […]

CARILEC ELECTS NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS AT ITS 33RD ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM)

Castries, St. Lucia, October 11, 2021: The 33rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation (CARILEC) was held virtually on the Zoom Platform on September 28th, 2021.  The newly elected CARILEC Board of Directors represents pioneering leadership, invaluable experience, innovative perspectives, and critical institutional knowledge, which are all integral to the […]

Explaining the Exponential Growth of Renewable Energy

The rapid growth of solar and wind power in recent years has breathed hope into global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and limit the most dangerous effects of climate change. In 2010, solar and wind combined made up only 1.7% of global electricity generation. By last year, it had climbed to 8.7% — far higher than what had […]

The UK’s 2035 Net Zero Target: How Could it Be Achieved?

Decarbonisation plan, with almost 40% of power sourced from fossil fuels, is a monumental challenge UK electricity generation to be fossil fuel free by 2035, says PM As Boris Johnson confirmed plans to decarbonise the electricity grid by 2035, the UK was sourcing almost 40% of its power from fossil fuels, underscoring the scale of the challenge […]

Even with Current Drive to Renewables, CO2 Emissions will Grow Through 2050, Says US Government

Even with the current drive toward more renewable energy sources, global carbon emissions are going to increase through 2050, unless there are significant changes in policy or technology between now and then. That’s according to a new report released Wednesday from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, a division of the federal U.S. Department of Energy which analyzes and […]

Residents of St Johns Road, Spanish Town, Without Electricity After Illegal Connections Destroy Another Transformer

October 2, 2021 Residents of St Johns Road in Spanish Town, St Catherine, have been left without electricity after illegal connections destroyed another transformer serving the community. The transformer was destroyed when it became overloaded by illegitimate users connecting lines to the JPS electrical infrastructure. This transformer was only recently installed, on September 19, 2021. […]

LUCELEC FUNDS OVER $75K EXTENSION TO ST JUDE HOSPITAL OXYGEN GENERATING PLANT

Castries, September 29, 2021 – St. Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC) has donated nearly $76,000 to the St Jude Hospital in support of the hospital’s efforts to power its Oxygen Generating Plant. LUCELEC is covering the cost of the electricity infrastructure to extend the power supply to the plant. The St Jude Hospital currently receives […]

The right to know

Building back better with access to information The International Day for Universal Access to Information 2021 highlights the importance of expanding access to information laws, and their implementation worldwide to build back strong institutions for sustainable development and to uphold the vision of information as a public good, as well as to strengthen international cooperation […]

World Energy Storage Day: ‘This decade is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fight climate change’

September 22, 2021 With the catastrophic impacts of climate change seen around the world, there is little time left to act but energy storage has a huge opportunity to be part of the solution, the audience at World Energy Storage Day online conference heard today. Dr Rahul Walawalkar, the founder and executive director of the […]