The Commonwealth of the Bahamas joined the Carbon War Room’s Ten Island Challenge.
The Carbon War Room, a global nonprofit co-founded by Sir Richard Branson and the Rocky Mountain Institute, will provide a range of technical, project management, communications, and business advisory support services to help The Bahamas implement clean energy projects.
Through its participation in the Ten Island Challenge, The Bahamas will focus on several on-island projects, including:
•Developing more than 20 MW of solar PV generation across the Family Islands
•Bringing energy efficiency and solar to Anatol Rodgers High School
•A nationwide LED retrofit for streetlights
•Implementing a step-by-step process designed to transition The Bahamas off fossil fuels and document best practices.
The islands of Aruba, Grenada, San Andres and Providencia in Colombia, Saint Lucia, and Turks & Caicos have all signed on to the Ten Island Challenge, as well.
The islands yet to sign include St Kitts & Nevis, Dominica, BVI, Belize, USVI and Barbados.