Prime Minister to Discuss Renewable Energy

Prime Minister Douglas is scheduled to meet on Tuesday with the delegation headed by Counsellor to the Clinton Climate Initiative, Mr. Jan Hartke.

The delegation will also meet with Federal Minister of Energy, Dr. Earl Asim Martin and Premier of Nevis, Joseph Parry

The Clinton Climate Change programme is aimed at partnering with national governments in offering options, expertise, and aspects of a sound business plan for their consideration.

Governments are not charged for the services in the development of clean, affordable, reliable power for the island countries.

The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis cognizant of the high cost of electricity as a result of the world market prices have been looking at ways to move to green energy.

A proposal was submitted by Prime Minister Douglas in support of the National Energy Policy of the government to facilitate St. Kitts and Nevis becoming a country where sustainable, clean, reliable and more affordable energy sources are developed and used.

The Cabinet has approved the waiving of taxes on a range of alternative energy generating equipment and energy efficiency equipment.

The waiver is on the Import Duty and Customer Service Charge on solar PV panels and ancillary equipment for generating electricity; hydrogen fuel cells and ancillary equipment; wind turbines and ancillary equipment; energy-saving bulbs including LED bulbs; solar water heaters and tanks; solar AC units and other approved related equipment.

With the assistance of the Republic of China (Taiwan), solar panels have been installed at Government Headquarters, which houses the Prime Minister’s Office, the Attorney General’s Office, the National Assembly and the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Agriculture and Youth and Sports.

A few weeks ago discussions on plans to set up a solar panel manufacturing plant in St. Kitts were discussed here.

Minister of Housing and Energy, Dr. Earl Asim Martin also said the next set of low-income homes constructed island wide by the National Housing Corporation (NHC) will be electrified by solar energy.

Taiwan is also assisting with the installation of LED street lighting system on the Kim Collins Highway and on the road to Frigate Bay from the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) to Sugars.

The Nevis Island Administration of Premier Joseph Parry is also pursuing geothermal energy.

Leave a Reply

Reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to change your password.

Get started with your account

to save your favourite homes and more

Sign up with email

Get started with your account

to save your favourite homes and more

By clicking the «SIGN UP» button you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
Powered by Estatik
error: Content is protected !!