Antigua and Barbuda in strong position to accelerate renewable energy deployment

Developing Antigua and Barbuda’s abundant renewable energy resources will enable the country to meet a large share of its energy demand sustainably with renewables, according to a report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

Renewables Readiness Assessment: Antigua and Barbuda presents clear and practical steps for the country to maximise its renewable resources, primarily wind and solar, set new targets for renewable energy deployment, and strengthen energy efficiency measures in the country.

“Antigua and Barbuda has already surpassed its 2030 target of 15 percent of renewables in the electricity sector as part of its efforts to mitigate climate change, ensure greater energy security and chart a path for sustainable economic growth,” said IRENA Director-General Adnan Z. Amin.

“With significant solar and wind resources, Antigua and Barbuda is in a strong position to take advantage of the ever falling costs of renewable energy, and push towards even more ambitious renewable energy goals.”

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