How? By redirecting money spent on fuel. An administration of a decade ago stated that savings of US$60 million per annum could be generated from waste-to-energy.
In 2015 the state electricity bill was around US$118 million.
Hence we need to create a transparent not for profit renewable energy industry that is run by the people for the people.
In 2017 we spent US$4.75 billion on fuel. Sunshine, win and organic waste will always be abundant free fuel.
Overview of waste-to-energy: https://youtu.be/iioOVevReOs
My name is John Lennon and I am a British expatriate living in Montego Bay. I am very passionate about the environment and it's inextricable link to education. I want to build the first waste-to-energy plant, sell power to the grid and use the profits for education. I sold my home in London to fund a solar facility at a school but incredibly that project failed to get off the ground (see the About Us section). But that is Jamaica for you. So undeterred......
I was born in the UK during Beatlemania and when the nurse saw Lennon on my name tag she postfixed John. Whilst it is a good ice breaker, the problem is that most people remember my name whilst I cannot return the favour. I have met a Paul McCartney, spoken to a Mark Chapman and believe it or not I checked into a hotel at the same time as another John Lennon.
Anyway, I spent my teenage years here before returning to the UK. Jamaica was very different back then. Some things have improved: today it is much easier to get around the island and shops are always well stocked. However, crime is certainly worse today and I think the same can be said for poverty. On our current course, I am not optimistic about the future.
I think we can start to address these issues if we create a transparent renewable energy industry. Please continue to read to see how this can be achieved.
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