• 04 MAY 2016
  • TOPICS: Caribbean Community | Caribbean Development Bank | caricom | CDB | energy | energy security | IDB | oil and gas | renewable energy

PM Rowley Remarks – US CCA ESS – Plenary Session

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) recognises that, given the enormous scale of the resources of our respective countries, renewable energy can and should be contributing more to the regional energy mix thereby increasing the prospects for energy security.

For example within the Community, the aggregated contribution of renewable power to the electricity sector has almost doubled over the last decade – from around 5% in 2005 to 9.1% in 2015. We have now set a target for the aggregated contribution of renewable energy to power generation within the Region of 47% by 2027.