US Helps 6 Caribbean Countries Promote Renewable Energy Use

Solar panels. Six Carribbean countries are set to receive technical grants from the U.S. in support of their efforts to promote the use of renewable energy technologies. Photo by: R Walker / CC BY

Six Caribbean countries are set to receive technical assistance grants from the United States in support of their efforts to promote the use of renewable energy technologies, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced June 22.

The grants will be given to Antigua and Barbuda for a solar energy technology initiative, Dominica for a solar water heating awareness project, the Dominican Republic for the installation of solar panels at the Comisión Nacional de la Energía headquarters, Grenada for the development of geothermal resource-focused reform proposal, Jamaica for a wind power feasibility study, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines for a renewable energy feasibility study.

The six countries and their respective initiatives were chosen from more than 20 proposals received by the Organization of American States from Caribbean governments following the United States’ invitation for countries in the region to join the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas.

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