Caribbean Energy Security Summit: Nations to Revamp Energy Sector

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Vice President Joe Biden met with leaders of Caribbean nations Monday, saying the U.S. would do what it could to help those countries revamp their energy sectors, a vital concern given the region’s dependence on oil shipments from ailing Venezuela. Chris Adams (McClatchy Washington Bureau) reports on the Caribbean Energy Security Summit:

Speaking at the Caribbean Energy Security Summit in Washington, Biden essentially gave the Caribbean leaders a pep talk, saying that now was the time to boost alternative sources of energy, such as solar, and to decrease reliance on oil. But he also cautioned them that – while it was poised to help – the United States wouldn’t do so with its eyes closed.

To expect aid and other financing from the United States, Biden said, would mean counties need to get a handle on corruption and pick the projects that make the most sense. “First and foremost, you have to…

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