Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Caribbean: "Successful Geothermal Development can Positively Impact Energy Security"

St. Kitts PM urges development of regional geothermal strategy (Caribbean 360)

St. Kitts And Nevis Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris
St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris is calling on regional stakeholders to continue efforts to reform energy production and reduce the dependency on fossil fuels.

That was his key message as he delivered the feature address at yesterday’s opening of a Regional Geothermal Forum at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort, which is being held under the theme “Opportunities and Synergies for Collaboration” and attended by government and other stakeholders across the Caribbean region.

“I call on all of us and in particular the participants at this forum, to maintain a purposeful stance towards achieving energy security and energy independence for the Caribbean,” Dr. Harris told delegates attending the three-day conference.

“Successful geothermal development can positively impact energy security within the Eastern Caribbean Community, indeed within the wider Caribbean Community,” he said. “I challenge you to make this event, which connects geothermal decision-makers and developers with key international experts, a watershed for a transformed energy future that delivers affordable, reliable, sustainable and clean energy to the citizens of the Caribbean region.”

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