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News Report: Chamber exec.: Don’t let oil price drop distract from solarization

From EyeWitness News April 23rd 2020

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A local chamber executive said yesterday the country must not lose sight of the need for greater solar penetration despite global oil prices dropping to historic lows.

Debby Deal, the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation’s (BCCEC) energy and environment committee chair, said: “This is the perfect time now for us to push solar and come off the grid if BPL is hurting as bad as it is. For the persons who have the resources to do they should be able to go ahead and do it.

“BPL should make it an easy transition and lessen the amount of paperwork and hold ups there are. The less energy they have to produce the better they will in a better position to provide power to those who can’t afford to go solar and stabilize the grid.”

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis acknowledged the need to capitalize on historically low fuel prices during a recent national address.

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