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Caricom and Cuba to Undertake Renewable Energy Projects

By on April 15, 2016

HAVANA, Cuba – A delegation of the Caribbean Community and Common Market (Caricom) will travel to Cuba soon to assess opportunities to carry out renewable energy projects.

Caricom logoDevon Gardner, Caricom manager of Energy Development Projects, told Cuban Ambassador in Guyana, Julio César González, that the idea is to make plans to produce biogas and generate electricity from agricultural waste like bagasse, among other initiatives, Prensa Latina reports.

According to the official, the delegation would be led by Caricom’s assistant secretary general for Trade and Economic Integration, Joseph Cox.

Gardner also praised Cuba’s contribution to the integration process in the region, the formation of human resources and the assistance to Caribbean nations, despite being a victim of the U.S. economic, financial and commercial blockade for more than half a century.

Caricom and Cuba established diplomatic relations more than 40 years ago. They hold bilateral summits every three years to review and expand cooperation projects and integration in the fields of education, healthcare, energy and trade, among others.

Inter News Service

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