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ECPA Takes Stock of Energy Policies in Seven Caribbean SIDS

June 2012: The Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) released a report on the state of the energy sector and energy policy in seven small island developing States (SIDS) in the Caribbean, with an emphasis on renewable energy and energy efficiency opportunities in each country: Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

The report, titled "Energy Policy and Sector Analysis in the Caribbean (2010-2011)," provides a general overview of the status and recent developments in the seven SIDS, followed by more detailed individual reviews of the state of their energy sector and energy plans, projects and policies. It breaks down energy supply by type, and takes stock of the drafting and adoption a National Energy Policy (NEP), Energy Action Plan (EAP) or Sustainable Energy Plan (SEP), and implementation actions, where undertaken.

The report was prepared as part of ECPA's Low-Carbon Communities in the Caribbean (LCCC), jointly implemented by the US Department of Energy (DOE) and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Organization of American States (OAS). The LCCC seeks to help Caribbean countries take actions and implement strategies to reduce carbon emissions and increase the sustainability of their energy supply, by promoting greater use of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. Funding for the report was provided by DOE and the EU's Caribbean Sustainable Energy Programme (CSEP). [Publication: Energy Policy and Sector Analysis in the Caribbean (2010-2011)]