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Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley (right) and president and chief executive officer of the International Road Federation, Patrick Sankey, during yesterday’s opening ceremony of the Caribbean Regional Congress. (Picture by Lennox Devonish.)

BRIDGETOWN — The Ministry of Transport and Works has taken a multifaceted approach to reducing its $10 million annual electricity costs.

That was the word from Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley who spoke at the opening ceremony of the 2nd International Road Federation Caribbean Regional Congress yesterday at Hilton Barbados.

Lashley said the ministry, which is the largest consumer of energy in the public sector, adopted two approaches to deal with energy consumption.

“One is using alternative sources and the other increasing energy efficiency through conservation efforts. The alternative energy focused on the installation of a solar electric system on the administrative wing of the ministry.”