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Sunny days

June 11, 2012

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Solar panel unveiled at HLSCC

It’s been a good couple of days for advocates of alternative energy in the Virgin Islands. First, we heard that the U.S. Virgin Islands will be getting an 18 megawatt solar generation system — enough to generate about 15% of the territory’s peak load. The solar array sites will be split between St. Croix and […]

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Election Day, BVI style

November 4, 2011

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Monday, 7 November, is Election Day in the British Virgin Islands. Election campaigns here are a colorful affair: calypso campaign songs, impassioned speeches, aggressive campaigning and interesting personalities. But elections are taken very seriously. All campaign signs must be removed by midnight, the sale of alcohol on Election Day is banned and voters and election […]

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USVI schools get energy retrofit

July 27, 2011

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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 […]

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