John Marcocchio has been working in the Clean Energy and Renewable Energy field since the early 1980s. John graduated from the first Mechanical Engineering course specializing in Renewable Energy offered in Canada. From there he went on to do a Master’s Degree in Environment Studies, focused on the Implementation of Sustainable Development Projects in the Developing World. After graduating he worked in the solar industry in Canada, then spent 1 1/2 years working in Kenya and 8 months working in Chile. John moved to Jamaica in 1990 and since then has spent his time working and promoting the use of renewable Energy throughout the English speaking Caribbean region.
Since January 2016, John has been one of the USAID Caribbean Clean Energy Program Task Leads. CARCEP is a five year technical assistance program to mobilize investment in clean energy in eight Caribbean countries. The focus of John’s work with the USAID Caribbean Clean Energy Program is promotion of clean energy and renewable energy use in the hotel and tourism sector throughout the region.