Caribbean Infrastructure News

October 18, 2021

U.S. lawmakers demand answers from LUMA Energy regarding Puerto Rico’s failing electric grid

House Democrats in a Friday letter asked the head of Puerto Rico’s electric utility, LUMA Energy, for additional details on staffing levels,…

October 14, 2021

What the Caribbean Needs from COP26

Nowhere in the world needs COP26 to deliver more than the Caribbean. As the effects of climate change accelerate, New Energy asked key figures from…

October 14, 2021

Financing pipeline for Caribbean solar projects

Soleco Energy looks to secure US$25mn (syndicated amount US$11.1mn, financing amount US$13.9mn) for a portfolio of distributed generation assets in…

October 14, 2021

Caribbean countries to benefit from new IDB energy initiative to be announced at COP26

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) says it will create a financing instrument dedicated to expanding energy access, supporting energy…

October 14, 2021

IDB and Jamaica launch plan to electrify vehicles

The Inter-American Development Bank and the Jamaican government will partner to accelerate the use of electric vehicles through an ambitious…

September 30, 2021

‘Overwhelmed by old challenges’, Caribbean leaders say COVID-19 has forced a new battle for the survival of their nations

Caribbean island nations are under assault from the coronavirus pandemic even as they try to protect their communities from rising seas and raging…

September 24, 2021

Global energy firm plans big solar plant in Jamaica

Europe-based global clean energy firm MPC Energy Solutions, which is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange in Norway, is reporting that it has leased…

September 24, 2021

Colbun to build major wind farm in northern Chile

Chilean generator Colbun plans to install Latin America’s largest wind farm in the Atacama desert, expanding Chile’s burgeoning renewable…

September 24, 2021

United States to assist LAC increase renewable energy capacity

The United States announced that it would provide assistance to Latin America and the Caribbean so as to significantly increase renewable energy…