Barbados is making giant steps under the Public Sector Smart Energy Programme (PSSEP) towards reaching its 2030 goal of becoming 100 per cent carbon neutral.
Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Wilfred Abrahams, discussed Government’s efforts in this regard today while addressing the commissioning of a 381kw solar photovoltaic (PV) system at the Grantley Adams International Airport Engineering Department building at Seawell.
Mr. Abrahams noted that his Ministry’s staff was working assiduously to execute the National Energy Policy, which speaks to Barbados’ need to be powered 100 per cent from renewable energy (RE) sources by 2030, or, at the very least, to be carbon neutral.
He stated that the PSSEP was one of the most visible and tangible arms of work under the Ministry’s portfolio in assisting Government in achieving cost reductions in the consumption of electricity.
Emphasizing that the country was in an “energy revolution” and the need for Barbadians to change the ways in which they generate and consume energy, the Minister stated: “It is not just energy, but we in Barbados need to change the way we do everything. We need to change the way we look at things, the way we treat our country, the way not only of how we generate electricity but also the way we use it and the way we regard it… and the fact that we are moving to 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030 does not mean it is a license to start to waste electricity.”