Senator Tabor pushes for more use of solar energy

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Opposition Senator Demani Tabor

United Progressive Party (UPP) Senator Damani Tabor says solar power is the direction in which the Government should go in order to supply residents with a cheaper form of electricity.

However, in spite of two solar-panel farms already being in place on the island, the Gaston Browne Administration has said it plans to embark on yet another non-renewable source of energy-generation.

Tabor says the UPP does not support investing in 40 megawatts of non-renewable energy at a proposed LNG Plant.  Instead, he says, any investment should focus on solar energy, which is more cost effective.

The start-up cost for implementing this system might be high, he acknowledges; but money will be saved in the long run since there will be no need to purchase fuel, he says.

Tabor recalls the failed solar-panel project undertaken by the Browne Administration, which failed to order the storage batteries.

He notes that there is a low operation cost attached to running a solar-panel plant in comparison to non-renewable energy.

Tabor says that lower electricity bills are also an advantage for the people.

Having already invested so much money in erecting solar panels and with promises of reducing the country’s carbon footprint, the Senator asks why the Administration is now going contrary to those expectations.

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15 COMMENTS

  1. I am not neutral on politics but I agree with Mr. Tabor especially with the current war in Ukraine. We have to become less depend on fossil fuel which is sourced outside the country. We have sun and no one can hinder that but God.
    I would go a step further to invest in training our youths to these solar panels and batteries or even invent something more sustainable and cost effect for our region. I believe the “buy local” initiatives is doing well where fresh food is concerned, I believe it now we move is more scientific and technological areas so we can “buy local” in that sector also. I would love to see Tha day when something invented here is sold all across the world. Let’s throw off all pass limitations and move forward decisively.

  2. He also pushed for Richard Lewis to overthrow Lovell Limpy Joe King Lyadd but just like how Lovell BADPLAY Joanne Massiah, the same thing happen.

    UPP with Gisele Isaac-Arrindell at the helm will never accept Richard Lewis because he married a Jamaican lady and the UPP hates “foreigners” (their word)

    • I believe you missed the main point of the article. It did not state that the government has not done anything as far as renewabe energy is concerned; the main thing was to invest more in it rather than getting a new non-renewable energy plant.

  3. Absolutely, we should be the SOLAR CAPITAL of the WI. Let’s get it done. The time is NOW. No more debate. FORWARD EVER!

  4. Until the day comes when Antigua has a well developed and decentralized system of solar panels installed on most homes and business, we will continue to need fossil fuels for our electrical power.

  5. Yes, buy more solar panels from China that will last 5- 10 years. Also buy the batteries from them that they make with materials they harvest in Africa and Latin America for peanuts. Not to mention the batteries themselves are an environmental hazzard.

    • Look “More chinese goods”…what the hell are you talking about??? Chuups. And to top it all off the “ANGEL” of darkness agrees with you. Yuk! Birds of a feather flock together.

      • @Betty’s Hope
        As usual, you got it backwards. That is the opposite of @More chinese goods was saying.

        He was implying that we are buying TOO MUCH Chinese crap and that Chinese solar isn’t inexpensive in the long run and that the Chinese rape other countries resources plus there are environmental dangers when the batteries are disposed.

        You obvious don’t understand sarcasm.

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      The Chinese love arwe pepperpot and donkey meat. Dem call it “good beef” 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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