St Vincent making progress in quest for alternative sources of energy

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent — St Vincent and the Grenadines is making progress in its quest for alternative sources of energy, Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves said during a news conference, following his return from overseas engagements in the Middle East.

The prime minister attended the World Energy Forum in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, at which the World Energy Day Proclamation was issued.

Gonsalves said possibilities exist for St Vincent and the Grenadines to benefit significantly from alternative sources of energy, especially in the area of geothermal exploration.

The prime minister said representatives from two reputable companies will be visiting St Vincent and Grenadines next week to follow up on talks relating to harnessing geothermal energy here.

Gonsalves said a delegation from the Clinton Global Initiative will also visit the country next week to provide technical assistance in relation to harnessing geothermal energy.