Island Energy Snapshots – the Caribbean

The Islands of the Caribbean are known to have some of the highest electricity rates in the world, with the exception of only a few. This is primarily because more than 95 percent of their energy consumption is derived from imported petroleum products.

The U.S. Department of Energy and its partners, through the Energy Transition Initiative (ETI), has been working with government entities and other stakeholders to establish a long-term energy vision and successfully implement energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions. ETI provides a proven framework and technical resources and tools to help islands, states, and cities transition to a clean energy economy and achieve their clean energy goals.

The Island Energy Snapshots is one of several outputs of the ETI. It highlights the energy landscape of islands in the Caribbean, the Pacific, and the surrounding areas. I have taken the liberty of presenting below links to the Energy Snapshots of the Islands in the Caribbean. In these four page documents are relevant and up to date information about the islands’ electricity sector, energy policies, and opportunities to reduce dependence on imported fossil fuels through energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources.

For the Energy Snapshots of the Pacific Islands click here