Sunday, April 14, 2024

BL&P ‘bully’


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The Barbados Light & Power (BL&P) seems to be bullying the Government into extending its licence for a fossil fuel-based electricity plant, before the administration can finalize a policy on renewable energy.
This was the response of the Barbados Renewable Energy Association (BREA) yesterday as it expressed concern about the ultimatum issued to the Government by Canadian owner of the BL&P, Emera Inc.
The association has advised Government and the Fair Trading Commission (FTC) that legal action could result if they give in to the BL&P’s demands before formulating a green energy policy.
Emera “seemed to [be] bullying the Government and holding them at ransom”, said BREA’s public relations officer Aidan Rogers, as he commented on the tone of the article in yesterday’s SUNDAY SUN.
The association said there was nothing wrong with Emera asking for an extension on its licence, but it was questioning the planned investments that Sarah MacDonald, who is responsible for Emera’s Caribbean operations, spoke about.


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