Prime minister says Jamaica is making strides in renewable energy

Andrew Holness

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has signalled Jamaica’s intention to become more energy efficient.

Speaking at the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) Summit 2019 being held in Nairobi, Kenya, Prime Minister Holness said that Jamaica is close to having at least 30 per cent of its energy generated from renewables.

Currently, that figure stands at about 18 per cent. He said the grid is being repositioned to incorporate more renewables without increasing the cost.

Holness noted that Jamaica will be doing its part to protect the environment by reducing its carbon footprint. He acknowledged that LNG may still not be as clean as he would have liked.