Government hopes geothermal thrust will help it reduce its spending on fusel fuel

first_img Share Energy Minister Rayburn Blackmoore says government has been spending way too much money for the exportation of diesel for the purpose of energy generation.Blackmoore, who made the remarks at the official signing of the contact for the drilling of exploratory geothermal wells in Roseau Valley, said “in 2008 we spent 49.1 million dollars on diesel import for the purpose of energy generation. In 2009 we spent 63.1 million for the same activity. For the first half of 2010 we spent 38.9 million.This means we are spending too much money on the importation of diesel for the purpose of generation,”.He said further consumer pay $0.58 for the first 50 kilowatts per hour on the bills and $0.67 for above 50 kilowatts per hour.“When one compounds that with reality of an average $0.43 on every dollar, we can appreciate the negative impact it is having on every household in Dominica,” he said.Blackmoore said it is only by a deliberate policy instrument that government can reduce its reliance on fusel fuel.He said governments’ greatest hope is in geothermal exploration and exploitation of the resource.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img Tweet LocalNews Government hopes geothermal thrust will help it reduce its spending on fusel fuel by: – April 6, 2011 29 Views   no discussionslast_img