BYD (Build Your Dreams) delivered the first electric bus fleet for public transport in the Caribbean. The Barbados Transport Board recently received 33 BYD battery-electric buses and two more of the 30-foot buses will be delivered by December.
Coal-burning power plants will get the axe in 2020, and all other coal-burning in Puerto Rico will be eliminated by 2028.
The governor of Puerto Rico signed an executive order on Wednesday banning so-called conversion therapy for gay or transgender minors on the island.
The law will bring lower cost electricity to the island and promote a network of distributed microgrids that will help avoid the prolonged power outages that followed in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
Total installed wind capacity in North, Central, and South America increased to 135 gigawatts (GW) in 2018 with the addition of 11.9 GW of new wind capacity, an increase of 12% on 2017.
A new Caribbean coalition, led by some of the world’s clean energy heavyweights and bankrolled, in part, by international lending institutions will channel $6 billion to transition the region to renewable energy.
Jamaica set to run on 50 per cent renewable energy by 2030, up from the previous 30 per cent target.
A coalition of 26 Caribbean nations is joining forces to drive forward low-carbon and climate-smart solutions.
The island nation has announced its aim to completely ban common plastics and single-use Styrofoam cups and food containers — effective January 2019.
A judge ruled that the country’s buggery laws were “not reasonably justified” in regards to adult consensual acts.