Success Stories

Guess Which Caribbean Island Just Went 100% Renewable? Bonaire!

Like many Caribbean islands, Bonaire originally relied on diesel fuel to generate electricity for residents, with a peak demand of 11 megawatts (MW). This fuel had to be shipped in from other nations, resulting in high electricity prices for Bonaire residents, along with uncertainty about when and how much prices might increase with changing fuel […]

This Caribbean Island Just Went 100% Renewable

KAITLYN BUNKER, ECOWATCH Bonaire (pop. 14,500), a small island off the coast of Venezuela, is famous for its beautiful marine reefs, which are visited by 70,000 tourists every year. What many of the tourists don’t realize is that the majority of the electricity powering their needs comes from renewable energy. Yet for the residents of Bonaire, the switch […]

Renewable Energy: The Untold Story of an African Revolution

By Wambi Michael LIMA, Dec 13 2014 (IPS) - Africa is experiencing a revolution towards cleaner energy through renewable energy but the story has hardly been told to the world, says Achim Steiner, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Steiner, who had been advocating for renewable energy at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in […]

St Elizabeth communities get rainwater catchment tanks

The Portsea tank after rehabilitation.     The Portsea tank before rehabilitation. The community rainwater catchment facility at Rose Hall was among the stops for Water Minister Robert Pickersgill during a recent visit to South East St Elizabeth. Here, Pickersgill (second left) joins hands with (from left) Councillor Layton Smith (Myersville Division); Richard Parchment, member […]

Royalton White Sands, Montego Bay Receives Green Globe Certification

TORONTO, ON–(Marketwired – November 13, 2014) - Royalton Luxury Resorts is pleased to announce that Royalton White Sands, Montego Bay has been awarded Green Globe Certification. Green Globe is the only international program to recognize companies within the travel industry that demonstrate a long term commitment to incorporating sustainable practices within their overall day to day operations. […]

Grenadian Youngsters Raise Awareness About Climate Change (Video)

How to raise awareness about the effects of climate change, particularly amongst the youth? Grenada might have found the answer! On Wednesday, 15th October, the Grenada Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, in conjunction with the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) unveiled a recently produced music video which will champion climate change […]

Recycled Style

Kimberley Hibbert All Woman writer One of Preddie’s hair accessories — a pink headpiece that may be worn in place of a hat to a formal function. A figurine made from plastic that can be used to hold plants from her TerryTRay line (L-R) Earrings of plastic from her Aviola Stush line. An item of […]

Luxury Resort Calabash Grenada certified by Green Globe

LOS ANGELES, California – Guests of Calabash Grenada can indulge in the luxury offered by the resort knowing that great effort is put into sustainable tourism through Green Globe. Green Globe is the global certification for sustainable tourism. Its members save energy and water resources, reduce operational costs and promote environmentally friendly ethics. Adele Garbutt, […]

Law firm MF&G’s $100-m renewable project to cut light bill in half

BY TERRON DEWAR Business Reporter dewart@jamaicaobserver.com Recently commissioned Wind-Solar hybrid renewable energy system at Myers, Fletcher and Gordon law firm in downtown Kingston. (PHOTO: ANTONIO GRAHAM) LOCAL law firm, Myers, Fletcher and Gordon (MFG) expects to complete plans for the final component of its renewable energy strategy — aimed at cutting its electricity bill by […]

For clean energy, think small (nano small)

Inexpensive nanotubes – sheets of carbon rolled into pipes thinner than a human hair – may be the key to making hydrogen fuel cleaner and less expensive. A new study shows how nanotubes could bring clean energy technologies closer within reach. By Andy Tully, Oilprice.com  A man pumps fuel into a special hydrogen cell vehicle at an […]