Energy-saving business conference to take place in Bahamas

Business leaders and energy experts will meet to discuss energy efficiency solutions for the private sector at an event in the Bahamas next month.

Taking place at the Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort on November 12th and 13th, the Bahamas Energy Conference and Expo is set to feature speeches from government officials, environmental scholars and hotel developers.

The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce, the Bahamas Hotel Association (BHA) and the US Embassy Nassau are hosting the event, with American manufacturers being encouraged to take part.

BHA executive vice-president Frank Comito told Bahamas newspaper the Tribune why energy-saving initiatives are becoming increasingly important for private sector organisations.

"The issue of energy efficiency is an issue that's glaring in the minds of many businesses, particularly right now as we're starting to see a creep of the oil prices again," he explained.

Meanwhile, US Embassy spokesman Jeff Dubell said that the Bahamas can be a "perfect test-bed" for new energy-saving technologies.

Recent energy-efficiency drives have received additional impetus in the islands because the archipelago is dependent on fossil fuel imports, making it particularly vulnerable to rising oil prices.

Published by Milo Decker
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Thursday 29th October 2009


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