Is St Lucia on the verge of a green revolution?
The Eastern Caribbean island’s government says yes, with several major new investments currently being pursued.
The biggest is a new 12-megawatt wind farm project, according to Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony.
That project, which is already “on the horizon,” according to Anthony, could produce as much as 20 percent of the island’s electricity.
That would make it one of the largest single green energy production facilities in the region, as a percentage of total energy needs.
Anthony said St Lucia was also continuing to work with the World Bank, the government of New Zealand and an Israeli geothermal company on a long-awaited geothermal project.
“More exploratory work will continue this year and we hope to conclude most of the legal negotiations during the course of the year,” Anthony said.
— CJ Staff