March 2016

Transitioning towards Sustainable Energy in the Caribbean

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Since 2013, the Sustainable Energy Capacity Building Initiative (SECBI) has been a point of reference for Caribbean energy sector reform. Under the umbrella of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA), SECBI has provided technical and legal assistance to enable governments to deploy new projects and provide access to modern services, thus improving […]

How can we know if the planet really is warming?

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Measurement plays an important role in addressing the challenges of climate change. Metrology —the science of measurement— provides the means to ensure accuracy, precision and international recognition in measuring. Climate change is a reality impacting the economy of every country and the well-being of its people. In addition to global warming, evidence of its consequences […]

Harnessing Island Sunlight

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Solar panels have appeared on the rooftops of a number of community organizations on the Caribbean island of Antigua, thanks to a high-energy development economist and a small but pivotal grant through the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA). For Ruth Spencer, who has spearheaded the community solar project, renewable energy is not […]