Caribbean to explore alternative forms of renewable energy

St. Lucia, St. Kitts-Nevis, the Turks and Caicos Islands and the British Virgin islands (BVI), Thursday signed a pact that help islands implement near-term, demonstrative renewable solutions in schools, hospitals, public transport, tourism and utility scale renewable energy.

The agreement was signed during the meeting organised by the Carbon War Room, a nonprofit organization chaired by Sir Richard Branson, founder and chairman of the Virgin Group.

Sir Richard said islands in the Caribbean have extremely high electricity costs and the new renewable projects could help reduce those costs.

“What we hope to do is use Necker as a test island to show how it can be done. The only way we’re going to win this war is by creative entrepreneurship, to make the price of clean energy cheaper than that of energy from fossil fuels.”


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