Saturday, September 8, 2012

Virgin Islands Reduces The Use of Fossil Fuel

On this occasion, another American location joins the change, with a project that will be completed effectively within a few years, but that will take a progressive investment with permanent revenue stage.

The Government of the Virgin Islands has been working in conjunction with NREL (for its acronym in English, National renewable energy laboratory) in a strategic plan that will reduce the consumption of fossil fuels by up to 60% setting as term limit the year 2025, which will include measures aimed at the development of Clean energy in addition to increasing the performance of the same.

Currently, as well as other islands, is much depends the Energy import, so the shift towards renewable energies not only has environmental, but also an economic purpose to the inhabitants of the area.

Planning takes big investments that switch on exploitation of different renewable energy sources, establishing a strategy that includes the following:

2% of Biomass energy3% of Landfill gas (Biogas) 3% of Solar energy6% Wind energy8% of Waste energy38% improvement in Energy efficiency