Nevis Premier Discusses Geothermal Energy At NEVCAN

John Allen and Premier Parry

John Allen and Premier Parry (R)

Charlestown, Nevis
October 30, 2008

Premier of Nevis, the Hon. Joseph Parry, is of the view that geothermal energy will “change the face of the country with more jobs and cheaper electricity!” He made the statement as he delivered the Keynote Address at the 30th Anniversary Dinner of the Nevis Canada Association (NEVCAN), in Toronto on Saturday, October 25th.

According to Premier Parry, Geothermal would assist in lowering the government’s subsidies to the public debt, attracting industries in search of cheap power and removing a need for large sums of money to be spent annually on diesel for power generation.

“As we take steps to make ourselves strong economically and socially, we are fortunate to have discovered geothermal energy,” said Premier Parry.

Mr. Parry also told the very appreciative audience that fellow Nevisians should not stand aside and criticize; but instead, believe in the Federation’s motto of Country above self and support any Government in power, once the country is developing for the better. He continued by saying, “It doesn’t matter who was in Government and did nothing about Geothermal, it is more important that someone is doing something about Geothermal today.”

The audience applauded and they continued to cheer as the Premier asked the crowd to rally around the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), as the Nevis Reformation Party led Government seeks to move the island forward by diversifying the Economy.

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Nevis Pleased With Results For Renewable Energy And Water

Charlestown, Nevis
April 15, 2008

Exploratory works on Nevis which involved drilling for renewable energy and water, have progressed satisfactorily. Word came from Junior Minister with responsibility for Works Public Utilities, Natural Resources and the Environment in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Hon. Carlisle Powell in a statement during a sitting of the Nevis Island Assembly on April 15, 2008.
 
“I am happy to report that drilling for water continues. Dr. Hoag has reported in writing that his company Bedrock Exploration and Development Technologies (BEAD) has found and are ready to proceed with pipe and pump works to supply NIA with 600,000 gallons of new water per day. Most of this new water will come from a well at Maddens,” the Junior Minister disclosed.
 
Mr. Powell explained that he had engaged the staff of the Nevis Water Department to look at a feasibility of sending some of the “new water” to Gingerland to ensure that there were no interruptions on any part of the island.
 
Notwithstanding, he said deep drilling continued at Maddens but productive wells had been completed at Barnes Ghaut and Cotton Ground.

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Nevis Adopts Legislation To Govern Geothermal Energy

Charlestown, Nevis
April 7, 2008

With renewable energy to become a reality in Nevis, the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has embarked upon putting the legislative legal framework in place to govern the area of renewable energy to be adopted by the NIA. Legal Advisor to the NIA Mr. Patrice Nisbett made the remark during a press conference held at the Conference Room of the Administration Building in Charlestown, on April 4, 2008.
 
“As the Legal Advisor and the person responsible for the legislative agenda and for drafting legislations in Nevis, we are here this week working along with two gentlemen from the Organization of American States (OAS) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) to finalize what would be the best piece of legislation that would be enshrined in the law and subsequently set out the Legislative Framework for which Geothermal Energy would be governed,” Mr. Nisbett said.
 
According to the Legal Advisor, the natural consequence of what is contained in the relevant legislation would address license, permits and concessions. He also said models related to purchase agreements were also looked at, which would be amendable to both the provider of the electricity and the buyers of the electricity.

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