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Opportunities for the Caribbean to clean up energy usage

Oil dependency in the region is costly and dirty. Jeremy Martin and Alexis Arthur say the Caribbean must begin shifting fuel

For island nations in the Caribbean, the economic and environmental effects of oil dependency are well known. A heavy reliance on fuel oil for power generation means they pay some of the highest rates in the world for electricity and see relatively high levels of air pollution and carbon emissions. But efforts to break this dependency have so far been fruitless. Abundant and cheap natural gas brought on by new shale production in the US has given policymakers in the region an opportunity to move away from this costly reliance on oil for power generation. Natural gas burns cleaner than fuel oil and can provide the power needed as countries increase renewable deployment. Add to the financial

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