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.
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