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How islands are shaping the way the rest of the world scales up renewable energy

How Caribbean Islands Are Leading the Clean Energy Transformation July 13, 2017 | By Justin Locke Jesse Gerstin When most people think about Caribbean islands, they envision white sand beaches and coral reefs. But for people like us who work on combatting climate change, what first comes to mind are rising sea levels, extreme storms, eroding coastlines, and other consequences that these islands face. They are on the frontlines of global warming. To address these challenges, Caribbean countries have traditionally focused on adapting to the changes by building sea walls and breakwaters, retrofitting buildings, and improving drainage. But more recently, in an exciting development, they have shifted the focus to address the root of the problem by transitioning from climate-polluting fossil fuels to clean, renewable energy. Such a dramatic, economy-wide transformation isn’t eas...

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