The Carbon War Room and Rocky Mountain Institute are teaming up on a project called Creating Climate Wealth—The Ten Island Renewable Challenge. The aim is to set an example for moving toward a renewable energy future which could be rolled out around the world.
The islands involved (Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Puerto Rico, San Andres (Colombia), St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Turks & Caicos, and the U.S. Virgin Islands) feature pristine beaches and postcard perfect sunsets. They also face incredibly high energy bills as they receive millions of tourists each year and depend on expensive, imported fossil fuel for energy generation.
Whilst technologies and other solutions to use clean energy are available they haven’t been widely implemented. The Carbon War Room and Rocky Mountain Institute are working to bridge that gap, identifying barriers and detailing solutions that can attract private sector investment and enable aggregated demand for large-scale renewable energy systems. They are set to start by focusing on projects in five categories: schools, hospitals, tourism resorts, transportation, and utility-scale renewables.
For the full story on the project including an information video, please click here.