CCREEE assists the CARICOM Energy Unit and CARICOM Member States in the attainment of renewable energy and energy efficiency targets identified within the CARICOM Energy Policy, the Caribbean Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy (C-SERMS) and the SIDS DOCK targets. The C-SERMS aims at a renewable energy electricity penetration of 28% by 2022 and 47% by 2027. The centre works closely with the CARICOM Energy Unit in the implementation of the C-SERMS Platform. The Centre aims at the accelerated development, adoption and execution of regional and national gender sensitive renewable energy and energy efficiency polices, targets and incentives through targeted regional interventions.
Particularly the Centre provides support in the following areas:
- Assist member states in the development or reformulation of sustainable energy policies;
- Develop a regional framework for the development, implementation and monitoring of national renewable energy and energy efficiency action plans;
- Assist member states in the development and implementation of their renewable energy and energy efficiency action plans in line with C-SERMS, SE4ALL and SIDS DOCK objectives;
- Regionally agreed standards and labelling schemes for efficient appliances buildings, lighting are developed and under implementation;
- Formulate regional standards and certification mechanisms making use of already existing efforts in the member states;
- Define procedures for certification of labelling and standards
The CCREEE’s activities will contribute to and are fully aligned with:
- The objectives of the UN Sustainable Energy for All Initiative (SE4ALL). The initiative aims at the achievement of three interlinked targets by 2030: universal access to modern, affordable and reliable energy services; doubling the rate of improvement in energy efficiency; doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix;
- The SIDS DOCK objectives to improve energy efficiency by 25 percent (2005 baseline), to increase the renewable energy share in power generation to a minimum of 50 percent and to reduce fuel use in conventional transportation by 20-30 percent by 2033;
- The goal of CARICOM’s Energy Policy which aims at assuring access to affordable, adequate, safe and clean energy products necessary for the development of Member States;
- The CARICOM renewable energy and energy efficiency targets which were approved in the 41st Special Meeting of COTED based on the Caribbean Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy (C-SERMS): 20 percent renewable power capacity by 2017, 28 percent by 2022, and 47 percent by 2027; a 33 percent reduction in energy intensity by 2027; and power sector CO2 emission reductions of 18 percent by 2017, 32 percent by 2022, and 36 percent by 2027.