Submitted by Kammie Holder
I am all for development of alternative sources of energy but not if a dioxin spill is possible. I am attending the premiere of the Climate Change Film Series entitled “Partnership for Resilience” at the Hilton. This film series is sponsored by UKaid, CaribSave, British High Commission Bridgetown, and Australian AID. The Honourable Dr Denis Lowe spoke to a low carbon and green economy. What have me puzzled in another breath the Minister speaks of a Waste to Energy plant where garbage would be burnt to generate energy.
A Government Senator has informed me that this $400 million plant will be using brewery mash and animal offal as feed stock. Thus I need to ask the under mentioned questions.
Why no partnership exist whereby householders can have 1.5kwh Solar Power plants at US5,000 with this $400 million?
Can someone find out from the environmental Minister if a low carbon economy does not mean Carbon Dioxide reduction?
Does not increased Carbon Dioxide lead to increase acidity of seas which is causing bleaching of coral leading to the death?
Whose interest is this Waste to Energy serving?
Why no interest in behavioural change via legislated recycling and education of consumers?
Will this WTE plant be a BOLT arrangement and who are the principles involved as who makes up the government negotiating team?
Does a MOU exist?
Finally, why the rush with this Waste To Energy Plant when much foreign exchange is earned by recycling?
Just had to get that off my chest as all glass, plastics, paper, metals, appliances, electronics, ewaste and plastic bags are now collected and exported for recycling. Government must stop the pretty talk and show sincere results.