Nevis Premier Claims “Energy Independence Begins Now!”

Nevis Premier - Joseph Parry

Nevis Premier – Joseph Parry

Charlestown, Nevis
June 07, 2011

Premier of Nevis, the Hon. Joseph Parry says his Administration is committed to energy independence for Nevis. The leader of Nevis made the statement during his weekly radio program, “In Touch with the Premier,” hosted on Choice
105.3 FM on Tuesday.

According to Mr. Parry, Geothermal energy will play a key role in powering Nevis’ future with energy generated from heat stored deep in the earth. “Geothermal energy will be cleaner, cheaper and better for the people of Nevis, with a savings of 40% on electricity bills. There will also be a potential of over 100 jobs to lay down roads, pipelines, power plants and transmission lines which will have to be built to transport power from the geothermal source,” said Mr. Parry.

The Hon. Carlisle Powell, Junior Minister for Natural Resources defended the NRP Administration’s commitment to the Geothermal Energy Project saying, “the pending US$57 million dollar loan from Ex-Im Bank in the United States is a necessary investment in an energy independent future for Nevis.”

Meanwhile, public awareness campaign has unveiled a number of billboards placed across the island in an attempt to inform residents on Nevis of the many benefits that Geothermal will bring for electricity consumers.

In an effort to promote the renewable energy source, a week of activities has been slated including a Press Conference on Wednesday 8th June 2011. On Thursday, popular radio programs like Breakfast Menu (7:30 am) and Tell Me (8 pm) will both feature Geothermal Energy as their theme on Choice 105.3 FM.

Friday there will be a geothermal block party with music, food, drinks and giveaways of bumper stickers, t-shirts and brochures. The block party will take place from 4:00 to 8:00 pm in the D. R. Walwyn square in Charlestown. A motorcade will take place on Saturday around Nevis.

On Sunday, special messages on geothermal will take place at a number of churches on the island and on Monday, activities conclude with a Geothermal Jouvert troupe, as part of the Winfest activities.

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