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Renewable energy focus of PM’s trip to New Zealand

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart will make a two-day visit to New Zealand on his way back from the Third International UN Conference on Small Island Developing States in Samoa.

The main focus of the September 5 to 6 visit will be the development of synergies in the renewable energy sector. As a guest of the New Zealand Government, Stuart will tour a number of facilities which utilise renewable energy, to familiarise himself with the New Zealand experience. The use of renewable energy is a major plank in Government’s current economic programme.

Delegates from the Caribbean have also been invited by the Government of New Zealand to visit that country, as they must pass through that Commonwealth nation to and from Samoa. Knowledge gained from the visit will prove beneficial in the areas of renewable energy, sustainable and value-added agriculture, indigenous economic development and tourism.

About 37 per cent of New Zealand’s main energy is from renewable sources and it is estimated that 72 per cent of its electricity comes from renewable energy.

Barbados established diplomatic relations with New Zealand on July 4, 1974.


Source: (BGIS)

6 Responses to Renewable energy focus of PM’s trip to New Zealand

  1. Edwards Swindley
    Edwards Swindley August 24, 2014 at 7:14 am

    Message to New Zealand , KEEP HIM. He won’t get in you way ‘ cause he does nothing.

  2. Princess Tiny Neferua
    Princess Tiny Neferua August 24, 2014 at 7:24 am

    I hope he took a couple of knowledgeable engineers along that they can comply notes and put what they learn to good uses on they return..instead of taking a big makeup and wardrobe entourage only…..

  3. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce August 24, 2014 at 8:01 am

    Barbados BROKE, HeKnows should be focusing his energy on waking up and stop using the tax payers money flying around to these no way conferences ain’t got a chance in hell of happening. HeKnows can’t pay the citizens redundancy packages and salaries but he could find funds for himself and the clueless crew to dress up, eat their guts full, skin the teeth at the camera, continue to ignore and laugh at the citizens. He is a complete Solid Waste of time for a Prime Minister.

  4. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce August 24, 2014 at 8:04 am

    Yes. Renewable energy focus – A NEW Prime Minister for Barbados.

  5. Mac10 August 24, 2014 at 10:28 am

    What a joke! Fumble is going half way around the world to discuss renewable energy when he won’t implement a coherent plan here!

    BL&P are blocking the use of alternative energy as well as the production of it which would reduce the reliance on fossil fuels & lower the draining of foreign exchange, all to maintain their profit margins.

    Where is the legislation that all new build properties must produce at least 50% of the energy from renewable sources? Where is the interest in developing solar/wind & wave farms? Where is the impetus from Government to lead by example? How many government buildings are powered by solar? How many Gov vehicles are electric vehicles? How many offices/shops in Barbados are staffed by people wearing jumpers & coats because the A/C is turned up so damn high??

    When the government addresses these issues first, then get on a plane & go half way around the world to attend meetings you have no intention of acting on.


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