Barbados government committed to going green

The Barbados government showed further commitment to their goal of being a 100% green and carbon neutral island by 2030 by taking tangible steps to promote sustainable energy practices within the public sector, as announced by Wilfred Abrahams, Minister of Energy and Water Resources. The announcement was made at the installation of the first solar PV system at the Forensic Sciences Centre. The project is part of the Ministry’s ‘Public Sector Smart Energy Programme’ (PSSEP) which is fitting offices and government buildings with sustainable and energy efficient technologies.
Funding for the PSSEP is provided by the Inter-American Development Bank and the European Union.
In the next 20 years, the programme is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by more than 130,000 tonnes, and save over $24.8 million.
“We strongly believe that the Public Sector Smart Energy Programme, as part of the Sustainable Energy Framework for Barbados, will contribute to enhance security and stability in energy supply, improve the economy’s competitiveness, and achieve greater environmental sustainability,” said Ambassador Daniela Tramcere, Head of the EU Delegation to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean States, and the OECS, and CARICOM.

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