British Virgin Islands Must “Keep Pace” on Renewable Energy: Minister

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - January 3, 2012

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Green energy has to be a priority for the British Virgin Islands government, according to Minister for Communications and Works Mark Vanterpool.

Vanterpool met last week with board members of the BVI Electricity Corporation to extend his support and discuss critical energy issues facing the territory.

“Renewable energy has to be the number one priority of not just the government, but also the territory in order to keep pace with the rest of the world that is now actively pursuing these alternative forms of energy,” he said. “The corporation and the ministry must be in sync on renewable energy issues in order to move forward in the same direction.”

Vanterpool encouraged board members to think outside the box as they look to reduce electricity costs for consumers.

There is a growing green energy movement in the British Virgin Islands, highlighted by the campaign of GreenVI, which is advocating to make the territory’s energy law more friendly to alternative sources.

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