Basseterre, St. Kitts, November 29, 2017 (SKNIS): A new initiative is set to be implemented which will see the energy and transportation sectors in St. Kitts and Nevis transformed, as the result of a pilot project using electric school buses.
The project is a partnership between the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis and the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) in Belize with financial support from the Government of Italy. This pilot project will support the procurement and installation of two solar-powered battery charging stations and at least three electric buses to replace aging and inoperable diesel and gasoline buses in the current fleet. Local capacity will be built through training and exposure to install and operate the charging stations and the buses during the pilot phase.
Cheryl Jeffers, Conservation Officer in the Department of Environment, said that the successful implementation of the project will bring many benefits to St. Kitts and Nevis as the aim is to support and contribute to the federation’s transition to a low carbon economy by facilitating a shift from the use of fossil fuels to the use of renewable energy in public transportation. (more…)