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Small Island Nations Banding Together for Hydroelectric, Renewable Power Development via @reworld

Small Island Nations Banding Together for Hydroelectric, Renewable Power Development via @reworld

The plan -- called "The Barbados Declaration" -- was adopted at the United Nations' Achieving Sustainable Energy for All in Small Island Developing States Conference that was hosted by Barbados this past week. The declaration calls for "universal access to modern and affordable renewable energy services," while also helping to alleviate poverty through economic opportunity. The declaration says delegates "remain deeply concerned that most Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are highly dependent on imported oil and other fossil fuels for transport and electricity generation." "This is a major source of economic vulnerability for SIDS," the declaration continues. "This leaves SIDS highly exposed to oil-price volatility." Amongst the hydropower-related measures included in the declaration are Barbados' pledge to increase its share of renewable energy to 29% by 2029; Mauriti...

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