Haiti: Give Me Light, Give Me Life

November 27, 2013 by Justin Guay

Haiti and Light Sources

Here in the U.S., we think about energy poverty as being oceans away, in Africa and Asia. But while the problem in these continents is acute, it turns out we have a tremendous problem brewing in our own backyard, in Haiti, where energy issues still lie at the heart of the country's residual poverty.[read more]

Solar Power Advances in Haiti

December 9, 2012 by Benjamin Lack

NRG Energy, Inc. has announced the completion of its “The Sun Lights the Way” project in Haiti. The program entailed the installation of solar electric systems at 20 schools, a fish farm and a drip irrigation system supporting agricultural production throughout Haiti’s Central Plateau region, through collaboration with a non-profit organization called Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF).[read more]

4 Lessons about Solar and Development you can Learn from your Couch

December 29, 2010 by Christopher Williams

Ever wonder about electricity use? Well, if you are reading Green Light Distrikt, I’ll bet you have! Last winter, I was saving up for my monthly heat and electric bills and started doing some math. With my late-night FIFA-playing roommate, we were using about 120 kWh of electricity per month. So, that’s like 60 kWh for each of us, or 2...[read more]

Climate Outlook Raises Concerns for Haiti

May 18, 2010 by Andrew Freedman

The already challenging humanitarian relief and rebuilding efforts in earthquake-ravaged Haiti may become even more difficult, if a recent climate outlook verifies. Significantly above average sea surface temperatures (SSTs) in the Atlantic Ocean combined with a waning El Nino in the Pacific may make for a wetter than average rainy...[read more]

The Geological Prize Called Haiti ?

January 31, 2010 by Big Gav

Somewhat to my surprise my most highly read article of the past week was an off-the-cuff pointer to some tinfoil about oil in Haiti. F William Engdahl (one time peak oil theorist and now vociferous anti-peak oil and anti-global warming theorist) has taken to the story like a duck to water, floating his now familiar theory about abiotic...[read more]