Geothermal Energy in the Caribbean

by Maithili Joshi

 Two tiny volcanic island located in the Caribbean, Nevis and St. Kitts, have set a date to go 100% renewable energy using geothermal energy starting December 2017. Currently, Nevis imports 4.2 million gallons of diesel fuel, and uses 10 mega watts (mw) of energy annually, for a population of almost 60,000 people. For the last ten years, since discovering that the island has geothermal energy that they can harness, they have explored and researched ways in which to use that utilize that energy to their full advantage. Nevis and St. Kitts are going to become fully dependent on renewable energy through the use of geothermal energy in particular. Continue reading