Calls for renewable energy rebuild in the Caribbean
Virgin Group Founder Sir Richard Branson and CEO of BMR Energy Bruce Levy were due to meet this week with energy industry and government leaders from across the Caribbean to discuss renewable energy development following the recent hurricanes in the region.
The destructive impacts of Hurricanes Irma and Maria have been felt across the Caribbean islands and beyond. In Puerto Rico, 85 percent of citizens are still without power; in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), key generation and distribution infrastructure face catastrophic damage. Access to electricity across other Caribbean islands is extremely limited.