Pandemic derails Caribbean islands’ bid for greener, cheaper energy

A lack of climate finance, electricity monopolies and now the pandemic’s ripple effects are slowing the Caribbean’s shift from economies run on fossil fuels to clean energy, banking and government officials said on Tuesday. In the Eastern Caribbean, only 10% of energy comes from renewable sources and plans to promote the use of solar and wind power have been hampered by the fall-out from the COVID-19 crisis which has decimated tourism-reliant economies.