Renewable energy road show July 8

Aidan Rogers (right) and Clyde Griffith of BREA speak to the Press, while Arit Okey listen attentively.

Come July 8, 2013, the Barbados Renewable Energy Association will be launching a Road Show to sensitise Barbadians on the benefits of renewable energy.

Executive Director, Clyde Griffith, made this announcement today while addressing members of the Press at the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and industry’s offices at Brittons Hill, St. Michael.

Griffith stressed that the road show had been designed to demonstrate to Barbadians that they need to turn their backs against the fossil fuel imports which have been financially burdensome, and contributing to increased pollution.

The former minister in the Tom Adams administration lauded the current government for articulating a policy on energy and pointing in the right direction.

“We have decided to raise the level of public awareness,” the executive director said, “as it relates to understanding the issues relating to energy efficiency.”

The road show, which begins at the offices of the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation, will take the association into every community to speak to schools, churches and any organisation.

It was suggested that when organisations stage events they invite officials of the association to address such issues as energy awareness and energy efficiency.

Public relations officer, Aiden Rogers, expressed similar sentiments and said the association wanted to create public awareness among key stakeholders.

Some stakeholders have already expressed significant interest and basically see it as a national campaign to increase interest in renewable energy and some of the options available to the country.

Rogers said the association hoped to target major stakeholders such as the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association, credit unions, the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Barbados Agricultural Society.

Rogers, an attorney-at-law, maintained that getting the message out was the main concern of the association. (NC)

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