CARIBBEAN SUMMIT HIGHLIGHTS MOVE TOWARD RENEWABLE ENERGY
Caribbean nations and organizational partners issued a joint statement calling for the adoption of "necessary and specific reforms" in Caribbean energy policy at the first-ever Caribbean Energy Security Summit, hosted by the Obama administration in Washington, D.C. The statement specifically addressed sustainable and clean energy production. The United States also announced a $90 million investment in Jamaican wind power through the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. The summit took place as many Caribbean nations are using the drop in global oil prices, and subsequent budget surpluses, to explore alternatives to oil importation. For the full story, see http://energyblog.nationalgeographic.com/2015/01/12/a-caribbean-island-says-goodbye-diesel-and-hello-100-renewable-electricity/, and for more information, see http://energyblog.nationalgeographic.com/2015/01/12/a-caribbean-island-says-goodbye-diesel-and-hello-100-renewable-electricity/.