Basseterre, St. Kitts (CUOPM) — St. Kitts and Nevis’ commitment and thrust to date in the area of renewable energy is getting regional attention.
The latest edition of the Trinidad Guardian On-Line in a featured article entitled “Energy security for the future,” states that St. Kitts and Nevis has demonstrated how small island developing states can adapt to climate change through renewable energy resources.
The article stated that renewable energy has created a world of opportunity for society to seek out alternative, environmentally responsible modes of generating energy.
“It challenges us to apply the principles of engineering and science to harness power from natural resources such as the sun, wind, air and water,” it added.
The Trinidad Guardian declared that St. Kitts and Nevis has also demonstrated how small island developing states can adapt to climate change through renewable energy resources.
“At more than 14,000 square feet, St Kitts and Nevis has opened the largest greenhouse in the region, with the intention of integrating tourism, agriculture and renewable energy,” said the newspaper.
It added that St. Kitts and Nevis also plans to establish two solar panel farms following the success of the country’s only solar farm located at the Robert L Bradshaw International Airport.
“For a country of only 261 square kilometres, St. Kitts and Nevis has certainly done the environment proud,” the Trinidad Guardian said.
The paper is of the view that renewable energy provides substantial benefits to the region’s economic development and will continue to evolve over the years.
“Since the region is particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, the use of renewable energy is an important component in mitigation. The initiatives outlined are a testament that developing countries can impact on the global energy sector, with the support of legislative and financial incentives,” the Trinidad Guardian said.