Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley delivered the feature address at the Energy Chamber’s virtual Energy Conference this morning (Monday 7th June, 2021).
The theme of this year’s conference is “Leading the Caribbean’s Energy Transition”.
Rowley told his virtual audience that this conference is a hallmark event for the energy sector and he is sure that the late Minister of Energy and Energy Industries, Franklin Khan, would have been impressed by the calibre of speakers and panellists that have been assembled for this year’s event. He said there is no better way of honouring Khan’s
memory than by continuing to work towards a brighter future for the energy sector.
He said “The Government of Trinidad and Tobago remains committed to achieving the sustainability targets that we have set for ourselves. We are acutely aware of our vulnerability as a Small Island Developing State, and the potential for adverse effects on our economy and our people if we fail to take the necessary steps. We hope to meet and exceed those targets, for the wellbeing of our citizens, both current and future generations.”
Rowley also said as work continues in T&T towards sustainability targets, any strategy must ensure stability to citizens.
He noted that some behavioural change will be expected of persons to use energy more efficiently.
The PM aded that TT, which has been using natural gas for power since the 1950s, has started the process of including renewables in the energy mix.