Monday, December 14, 2015

Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis: Team Exploring for Geothermal Resources is On St Kitts

Geothermal Energy, A Possible Solution to High Electricity Costs in The Federation (

The Government of National Unity is of the view that geothermal energy can be the solution to the high cost of electricity generated from fossil fuel in the Federation

Speaking on the Government’s weekly radio and television program, “Working for You” on Wednesday, Minister of Public Infrastructure, Posts, Urban Development and Transport, the Honorable Ian Patches Liburd, said that “energy security is important as well because if we are going to continue development and if we are going to have growth we must have energy security,” adding that issues of the climate must also be considered.

The minister said that St. Kitts and Nevis is blessed with sunshine, wind and two volcanoes and that renewable energy is the way forward. He added that “the government believes that geothermal is the way to go.”

He also said that there is an exploration team on St. Kitts which arrived about three to four weeks ago. There is a geophysicist, geochemist and geologist and he indicated that by March of 2016, “we will be able to establish, having done the assessments, if there is a geothermal resource on St. Kitts.”

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