Government’s Energy Efficiency Project Saves $131.5m

From The Gleaner – March 26, 2017

Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr Andrew Wheatley, says the Government has realised savings of some $131.5 million through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Programme (EECP).

“This is money that can be diverted to other areas, such as social and infrastructural development,” he said.

He noted that the programme, being undertaken in collaboration with international funding partners, has retrofitted a range of government facilities, including public health, administrative and educational buildings, and facilitated training in best practices for energy efficiency and conservation.

Wheatley was addressing a workshop on the ‘Low Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Promoting Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Buildings in Jamaica Project’ at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston last Thursday.

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