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Caribbean leads clean power push

The Turks and Caicos Islands have announced plans to implement initiatives designed to deliver a clean energy culture by 2040. To advance the country’s Resilient National Energy Transition Strategy (R-NETS) – established last year with the support of the Rocky Mountain Institute, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed this week between the government, national utility provider, FortisTCI, and the Clinton Foundation will take forward strategies to progress these plans.

Accelerating clean energy solutions underpins the MoU. This will include the creation of regulatory frameworks that pave the way for renewable energy projects; analysis of clean power technical skills and the integration of electric vehicles.

“The global community is looking to the greater Caribbean region to be first responders and champions for the fight against climate change. Replicable, scalable projects have the potential to show the world that renewable energy is affordable, economically sound, and environmentally sustainable. To make those projects possible, everyone needs to come to the table – the public, private, and non-profit sector. This MOU symbolises that in Turks and Caicos all parties have come to that proverbial table and shown their commitment to accelerate clean energy,” said Alexis Tubb, senior project manager, Clinton Climate Initiative.

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