According to a release from the Prime Minister’s office, he met with representatives of the renewable energy business community, where he emphasized that “energy consumption from fossil fuel is unsustainable, especially in a small developing country that has an abundance of sun and wind throughout the year and great potential in geothermal.”
“Generating electricity from fossil fuel is far too costly for both domestic and commercial consumers and the government is therefore tasked to find credible and urgent solutions,” said Prime Minister Douglas.
He also said the Federation’s solid waste disposal also must be sustainable “given our limited land fill spaces. Solutions which are sustainable have to be found, and there is the ‘urgency of now’ in finding these solutions.”
“We have come to India on a mission to find partners, partners who can help us resolve some of these issues now,” said Prime Minister Douglas.
During the meeting the Prime Minister also discussed the creation of a state of the art modern plant possibly to be located at the current land fill site on the island of St. Kitts to turn solid waste into electricity and other by-products.
It is expected that over the next few weeks the relevant agencies and departments of government will continue to receive and process proposals in these areas of development investment, and will eventually be guided in its decisions with appropriate feasibility studies and in-country discussions with interested parties.