Montserrat Partners with Carbon War Room and Clinton Climate Initiative

(Left to Right) Chris Burgess (RMI-CWR), Martyn Forde (CCI), James White Jr of ZJB News., and the Hon. Minister Paul Lewis
(Left to Right) Chris Burgess (RMI-CWR), Martyn Forde (CCI), James White Jr of ZJB News., and the Hon. Minister Paul Lewis

BRADES – The Government of Montserrat is taking steps to move its renewable energy strategy forward.
On Friday, the Honourable Minister of Communications, Works, Energy, and Labour Paul Lewis met with the Managing Director of Montserrat Utilities Limited (MUL); and representatives from the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) and Rocky Mountain Institute-Carbon War Room (RMI-CWR) to address Montserrat’s energy transition objectives.
Minister Lewis, David Thomson (MUL), Chris Burgess (RMI-CWR), and Martyn Forde (CCI) discussed the Montserrat sustainable vision and goal of achieving 100% renewable energy by 2020.
In their initial meeting, the group determined partnership roles and responsibilities as well as implementation timelines. They also visited the new generator station nearing completion, potential solar locations, and geothermal wells. The new partnership will focus on revising the existing energy policy and cost implementation strategy.
The team drafted a memorandum of understanding expected to be signed by all three parties in upcoming weeks.

About Rocky Mountain Institute-Carbon War Room
Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)—an independent nonprofit founded in 1982—transforms global energy use to create a clean, prosperous, and secure low-carbon future. It engages businesses, communities, institutions, and entrepreneurs to accelerate the adoption of market-based solutions that cost-effectively shift from fossil fuels to efficiency and renewables. In 2014, RMI merged with Carbon War Room (CWR), whose business-led market interventions advance a low-carbon economy. The combined organization has offices in Snowmass and Boulder, Colorado; New York City; Washington, D.C.; and Beijing.

About the Clinton Climate Initiative
The Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) launched in 2006 to implement solutions to the root causes of climate change. CCI works to improve building energy efficiency and advance building retrofits; to increase access to clean-energy technology and deploy it at the government, corporate, and homeowner levels; to help over 20 island nations reduce their reliance on diesel and adopt renewable energy; and to monitor, preserve, and grow forests in line with national governments and communities.
CCI‘s approach addresses the major sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the people, policies, and practices that impact them, while also saving money for individuals and governments, creating jobs, and growing economies.