October 01, 2012
A delegation of two will represent Anguilla at a
Sustainable Energy Conference opening in the Dutch
Territory of Aruba on Wednesday.
The delegation will comprise Minister of Home Affairs the
Hon. Walcott Richardson who has responsibility for
Environment and Chairman of the Anguilla Electricity Board
Mr. James Richardson.
The three day international conference titled "Our future
with green Energy" will showcase state of the art
sustainable energy technologies, feasible trends and
visions presented by diverse international
experts to participants from both the public and private
The event is hosted by the Government of Aruba, energy
production and water production and distribution company
WEB Aruba N.V., the electricity distribution company NV
ELMAR and Utilities Aruba.
A note from the organisers indicates that due to its
excellent wind, sun and sea conditions, Aruba has a great
potential for cost-effective renewable energy generation.
It has initiated the transition away from imported fossil
fuel dependency and is in the process of implementing a
whole range of sustainable energy technologies.
Therefore - not surprisingly - this Conference on Green
Energy will focus on new wind, water and sun energy
technology and the implementation of these technologies.
The Conference will provide a platform to share knowledge
and vision amongst international parties and act as a
meeting point for individuals from the political, corporate
and academic worlds.
Funding for Anguilla's participation at the conference is
being provided through the European Commission with some
support from the Government of Anguilla and Anglec.
The delegation is expected to return to the island over the