Dr. Dirk Nuber, Regional Manager (Caribbean) of Viking Heat Engines AS, Norway says there is great investment in renewable energy and he believes if the Caribbean start adapting to it, it will yield great results to businesses and all countries.
Addressing stakeholders who attended yesterday’s “Green Barbados” workshop held at the Barbados Hilton, he emphasized the importance for alternative energy, noting that countries are suffering from high energy costs, an issue that must be addressed.
Also addressing the one day session was Tore Hansen-Tangen, Executive Chairman of the Viking Development Group who said with a collective effort by Barbadians, his company and the government electricity cost can see a vast decease.
This he says can be done since there are new technologies in renewable energy that has been developed – “technologies which are efficient and cost effective”.
The goal of his company as it pertains to Barbados he stressed is to make the electricity supply 100 per cent green within five years, and reduce the cost. “This is an island where it is possible to do totally green,” Hansen-Tangen affirmed.
The workshop was intended to start the process of making Barbados as free as economically and financially viable from fossil fuels as soon as possible; and for residents to use electricity more efficiently and pay less for it through economies of scale associated with an intelligent grid infrastructure and taking advantage of highly efficient emerging technologies.