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Explore Marine Renewable Energy Development – CDB Urges Caribbean

Last Updated Nov 10, 2018    Monica La Bennett, Vice-President (Operations) at the CDB delivering the keynote address at the Blue Economy Caribbean event, held in Miami on November 6, 2020.   (Caribbean Development Bank Press Release)– The Caribbean could transform its energy sector and diversify economic activity by exploring marine...

Caricom Launches Energy Innovation Challenge

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Caribbean students are being asked to design novel concepts for use and management of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM), as part of a regional initiative launched by the Barbados-based Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE).   CCREEE, in collaboration with the...

Is There More to the Caribbean’s Single-Use Plastics Ban Than Meets the Eye?

  A compilation image showing the polluted north coast of Curaçao juxtaposed with the ocean. Photo by Bastian on flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0   The Caribbean has spoken out against single-use plastics and its inevitable environmental pollution for a long time.   In 2006, for instance, one Barbados-based blog advocated for the...

MPC Lists in Jamaica and Trinidad

MPC Caribbean Clean Energy Fund listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on the morning of January 14, the same time as it cross-listed on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange. A total of US$11 million was raised in the MPC Caribbean Clean Energy initial public share offer in December, targeted...

Hurricanes, Heat Waves, Fires Ravaged Planet in 2017

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — Fierce hurricanes, heat waves, floods and wildfires ravaged the planet in 2017, as scientists said the role of climate change in causing or worsening certain natural disasters has grown increasingly clear. It was also the year the world’s second largest polluter, the United States, turned...