Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr. Denis Lowe, stopped by the St. Bartholomew Primary School booth, which showcased gift bags made from items such as newspapers, at the Enviro Waste Expo yesterday. He is greeted by friend to the school, Lisa Harris.
Plans are in place to develop the Mangrove Pond Green Energy Complex at Vaucluse, St. Thomas.
This facility, according to Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr. Denis Lowe, will include a Waste to Energy Facility, Landfill Gas to Energy Facility, Wind Farm, Solar Farm, and a new and modern Administration Building and Workshop for the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA).
“I envisage that this complex will significantly reduce the nation’s dependency on fossil fuels, resulting in a reduction in the overall energy bill. The Government currently has an energy bill of about $870 million per year,” he revealed during the opening ceremony of the Enviro Waste Expo, formerly the 4Rs Fair.
“Once we reduce fossil fuels, it will also result in the achievement of our national renewable energy target of 29 per cent of our national energy consumption from renewable energy by 2029. As wel...