USVI schools get energy retrofit

July 27, 2011

News I like

We live in a land with abundant sunshine, trade winds, and no need for heating and, sometimes at least, air conditioning. And our electricity rates are some of the highest in the world (41 cents per kilowatt hour on my last bill). Yet, the Virgin Islands lag behind when it comes to alternative energy and energy conservation (though the USVI is miles ahead of the BVI.)

Last week I read in the Daily News about a project to retrofit schools with low usage plumbing and electrical fixtures — a small step but a step in the right direction nonetheless.


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Susanna is a Tennessee native transplanted to the BVI, and the author of Moon Handbooks Virgin Islands.

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