We just returned from keynoting Enviroweek. Our talks centered on Peak Oil, Alternative fuels, Wind, Solar, and Energy Conservation. I’ll be posting our Powerpoint presentations, pictures, and some of the more interesting products we saw at the show.
One of the most promising solutions was presented by West Indies Power (WIP), and centers on installing high voltage undersea power lines from nearby volcanic geothermal plants on Nevis and Saba. This electricity, provided to local power companies at $0.12 / kWh, is less expensive than the current $0.19 / kWh fuel component, which is expected to spike to astronomical levels, before becoming unavailable due to larger economies outbidding the islands to feed their burgeoning growth.