Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Caribbean: Successful Geothermal Development Can Positively Impact Energy Security Within Eastern Caribbean Community

Opinion - Why the Caribbean Needs Geothermal Energy (Natural News.com)

The Caribbean has experienced a delightful trend of late: a prominent push for geothermal energy that would benefit both the environment and general lives of people who live or vacation in the Caribbean. A fairly remote location and limited infrastructure has given the Caribbean some of the world’s most expensive energy costs, prompting a greater need than ever for new energy sources, like geothermal, which has become a major priority on islands like Nevis and St Kitts.

The prime minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr Timothy Harris, summarized the need for geothermal energy in the Caribbean well: “Successful geothermal development can positively impact energy security within the Eastern Caribbean Community, indeed within the wider Caribbean Community,” he said at the Regional Geothermal Forum at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort. “[This is] 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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