St. Kitts – Nevis Ramp Up Bio-Energy Programs

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
August 29, 2007
For Immediate Public Release

St. Kitts and Nevis hopes to come up with tangible, practical recommendations to address the development of its renewable energy sector.

The St. Kitts and Nevis Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas discussed the high cost of energy and the need to diversify the energy sector and reduce cost as well as ongoing initiatives of the government to develop renewable energy sources.

Cabinet was updated on the two analytical reports which have been produced by the OAS and Professor Albert Binger of Jamaica. These two reports discuss in full detail the options that St. Kitts and Nevis need to examine in pursuing the development of new sources of fuel such as ethanol, biomass and wind energy, to reduce our dependency on gasoline.

Minister of State for Information, Hon. Nigel Carty said Cabinet at its regular meeting,  applauded the Ministry of Sustainable Development and the Ministry of Public Utilities for organising the stakeholder consultation that was held at the OTI on Tuesday 28th August.

The meeting brought together a number of stakeholders to discuss in full detail the options for the development of renewable energy in St. Kitts and Nevis.

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