MIAMI BEACH, Florida-The Prime Minister of St Maarten has called for “joint development” of geothermal energy in the Caribbean, as many states look for ways to reducing their dependence on fossil fuel.
William V Marlin said while several of the islands in the Caribbean have geothermal energy potential, it wouldn’t make sense of all of them to get into production.
“If we would tap into one or two of those countries and jointly develop the geothermal energy in the Caribbean, we can say good-bye to fossil fuels,” Marlin told reporters here on Tuesday.
Geothermal energy potential has already been confirmed in several islands, including Nevis and Dominica. Antigua & Barbuda has also announced its intention to study whether the resource is available here and in sufficient quantities.
But Marlin told his regional counterparts “we sit here with or hands folded” saying, “it is expensive.”
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