Jamaica


LAUNCH OF THE JAMAICA SOLAR CHALLENGE

Solar Head of State is proud to announce the launch of the first ever Jamaica Solar Competition – a national competition for young people from across the country to learn more about the benefits of renewable energy. Competitors aged 12 to 26 will be asked to design a project to inspire their...

The Role of Geothermal in the Caribbean’s Energy Future

The Caribbean is one of the world’s largest untapped sources of renewable energy, with huge solar, wind, geothermal and marine energy potential. Despite this, most Caribbean nations still use imported diesel or oil to generate more than 90% of their energy. So what has been the barrier to using renewables?...

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...

Jamaica On Target For 30% Renewable Energy

Jamaica is on target to achieving 30 per cent of its energy consumption via renewables by 2030 according to Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley. According to Dr Wheatley, as of last year, 10.5 per cent of net electricity generated was obtained from renewable energy. He made the...