Antigua and Barbuda

Country Description

Antigua and Barbuda are two Caribbean islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east-southeast of Puerto Rico. The islands became an independent state within the British Commonwealth of Nations in 1981. Some 3,000 refugees fleeing a volcanic eruption on nearby Montserrat have settled in Antigua and Barbuda since 1995. Tourism accounts for more than 80 % of foreign exchange earnings and contributes directly and indirectly more than half of GDP.


Download Antigua & Barbuda ESD Project Documents, UNEP Project Templates

Local Projects

Prime Minister Baldwin has committed his government to decreasing dependence on fossil fuels and cut emissions by 25 per cent from 1990 levels by the year 2020.

 Sustainable Energy Action Plan

Chief Environment Officer Diann Black-Layne said plans are to have two renewable megawatts by 2015, with more than five megawatts by 2018 and eventually producing up to 25 megawatts through renewable energy. Antigua & Barbuda’s peak energy consumption is about 50 megawatts.

 Six-kilowatt photovoltaic power system at the Nelsons Dockyard Shirley Heights Lookout
 Antigua and Barbuda’s Energy Market

 Solar Energy Businesses in Antigua and Barbuda

Local News

CDB Board Approves Energy-saving Project, Aug 2, 2016
 THE RENEWABLE ENERGY ACT 2015 by Hon. Asot Michael
 Antigua seeking technical assistance for wind-power development
 FACT SHEET: Fostering a Cleaner and More Sustainable Energy Future in the Caribbean