US Virgin Islands Plans 60% Reduction in Fossil Fuel Use By 2025

February 20, 2012 · Print This Article


The U.S. Virgin Islands has worked with NREL to come up with a strategic plan to reduce fossil fuel use by 60 percent by 2025. The plan will include the deployment of five different renewable energy technologies and a huge roll-out of energy efficiency improvements.

The USVI, much like other islands, currently depends heavily on imported fuel for their energy needs, making electricity cost nearly $0.50/kWh for residents — about

five times more than residents of the continental U.S. The need for switching to renewable sources of energy is just as much economical as it is environmental for the islanders.

NREL wanted to come up with a realistic plan for reducing the USVI’s dependence on fossil fuels, so they worked with the government, utilities and

public and private groups to map out the territory’s […]

[Source] Bonnie Story

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