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Tuesday, November 22, 2005 - The government of Saint Lucia is continuing to pursue the goal of sustainable development. With the increase in the price of oil on the world market, it will take a concerted effort not only by government but the entire nation.

This much has been outlined by the Minister for Physical Development, Environment and Housing Honourable Ferguson John. Minister John was at the time addressing the nation on Monday November 21st, 2005, marking the opening of Energy Week 2005.

Government he noted has already instituted measures to support the wider application of renewable energy technologies. These include the removal of duties on the importation of renewable energy. Government has lent its support to a range of initiatives such as the Caribbean Solar Financing Programme, an initiative aimed at providing low income households with low interest loans for the purchase of solar water heaters.

“At present Government through a collaborative effort between public and private sector stakeholders, is the process of formulating a National Energy Policy. It is hoped that this policy will assist in creating an enabling environment for the sustainable use of energy resources. Government is also hoping to revise the existing Sustainable Energy Plan and to set targets that are more realistic, based on our current energy situation and available resources.”

Energy being a costly and precious commodity must be used wisely and efficiently in the households, on the roads and in business places. “ The call therefore is for each and every one of use to use energy wisely and productivity not just burn it. Now is the time for all relevant agencies to step up their public education efforts in order that all Saint Lucians learn how to conserve energy and the benefits of doing so. If we all play our part, we will be able to make a difference and to make the best of whatever energy future we may face,” Minister John ended.

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