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Across the world, energy prices have spiked over recent months and have increased attention to the volatility of energy markets. Countries in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) import more than 85 percent of their commercial energy supplies. One result: people across the Caribbean pay almost double the average price for electricity as in the United States.

What’s one opportunity? CARICOM houses a mixture of hydrocarbon and renewable reserves that can take a region vulnerable to rising energy costs to one that is energy secure. Here, the United States can play an important role to help CARICOM countries capitalize on energy resources while strengthening US-Caribbean relations over the next decade.

How can new US initiatives such as the Partnership to Address the Climate Crisis 2030 support energy resilience and security in the Caribbean? What steps should the US government and the private sector take to support the region’s energy plans? How can energy cooperation be a pillar for the overall Caribbean development?

Join the Caribbean Initiative at the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center and the Global Energy Center on Monday, August 29, 2022, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. ET, for a virtual public conversation with the Hon. Stuart Young, Minister of Energy and Energy Industries for the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, on the future of US-Caribbean energy cooperation.


The Hon. Stuart Young
Minister of Energy and Energy Industries
Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

Pepukaye Bardouille
Resilience Lead
Energy and Municipal & Environmental Infrastructure
International Finance Corporation

David Goldwyn
Goldwyn Global Strategies
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center
Atlantic Council

Fernando Zúñiga
Managing Director, Latin America & Caribbean
MPC Energy Solutions

Melanie Chen
Board Director
Founder of the Caribbean Initiative

Atlantic Council

Ambassador Riyad Insanally
Senior Fellow, Caribbean Initiative
Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Atlantic Council

Jason Marczak
Senior Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council

*Additional speakers to be announced

The Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center broadens understanding of regional transformations and delivers constructive, results-oriented solutions to inform how the public and private sectors can advance hemispheric prosperity.

The Global Energy Center develops and promotes pragmatic and nonpartisan policy solutions designed to advance global energy security, enhance economic opportunity, and accelerate pathways to net-zero emissions.