Thursday, September 8, 2016

St. Kitts and Nevis: U.S. VP - Geothermal Energy Projects Could be a Game Changer

US Vice President Mentions Nevis’ Geothermal Energy Project in Keynote Address (THG Network)

On Wednesday, US Vice President Joe Biden made mention of Nevis’ Geothermal Energy project, while delivering the keynote address on the opening day of the two-day 20th annual CAF Conference, at the Willard International Hotel in Washington, DC.

Speaking on US policy towards the Western Hemisphere, Biden’s address stressed on the importance of economic growth, securing affordable access to energy, and security.

Biden’s reference to Nevis came as he expounded on the energy sector saying “the second key ingredient for economic growth depends on securing access to energy, that is affordable and reliable.”

He noted that in the Caribbean, where energy costs are the highest in the hemisphere, because of the dependence on imported oil, this could be a game changer.

“We can lay the foundations for a secure energy that will lift the fortunes of the people throughout the hemisphere,” Biden explained.