The Government of New Zealand and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission just lately strengthened their collaboration on environmental sustainability to incorporate the world of geothermal power improvement.
New Zealand and the OECS Commission will accomplice to ship a research on potential alternatives for the direct use of geothermal power exterior of electrical energy era throughout OECS international locations.
The research will present a useful resource for OECS policy-makers on alternatives for improvement, to conceptualise pilot initiatives and figuring out the assets required to advance them.
“…Since 2014, New Zealand has been working with Caribbean Governments to advance renewable power initiatives. Geothermal is a selected space of experience for us given our lengthy historical past with this supply of power. We have used the power harnessed for agricultural crop drying, industrial processing, and even for balneology makes use of equivalent to bathing and swimming in our scorching springs,” New Zealand High Commissioner His Excellency Anton Ojala stated.
According to Ojala, geothermal power can decrease power prices in OECS international locations and cut back the reliance on imported fossil fuels. The power supply may “present progressive, environmentally pleasant options and merchandise whereas additionally reducing greenhouse gasoline emissions”.
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Dr Didacus Jules, director-general of the OECS, welcomed this most up-to-date partnership with the Government of New Zealand.
“Geothermal power continues to be a precedence for the area in advancing sustainable power for financial improvement and resilience. This intervention on the direct use of geothermal power explores how the power sector can enhance different key areas of manufacturing for the area, equivalent to tourism and agriculture. This work is intently aligned with the power technique of the OECS Commission which seeks to foster progressive synergies and partnerships for sustainable power,” Dr Jules stated.
The OECS Commission just lately collaborated with New Zealand on a variety of profitable community-based interventions addressing local weather and catastrophe resilience.
In addition to the Eastern Caribbean, the New Zealand High Commission Bridgetown serves Barbados, the Bahamas, Belize, Haiti, Jamaica, Guyana, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago.
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