Jamaica’s chief energy planner claims OTEC “uneconomical”

OTECThe Jamaica Observer reports on Al Binger’s efforts [cached] to convince the Jamaican government to go with OTEC. Jamaica’s chief energy planner Dr Raymond Wright, asked for a comment, said the OTEC system was evaluated in 1980s and found to be uneconomical. “We have not been able to get prices to be competitive,” Wright, the group managing director of the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ), told the Observer. According to the Observer: In… Continue reading

OTEC instead of LPG in Jamaica, says Al Binger

OTECThe Jamaica Gleaner reports that Professor Al Binger of the University of the West Indies is casting doubt over the viability of a LPG gas terminal which is being built on Jamaica. The director of the University of the West Indies Centre for Environment and Development (UWICED) is suggesting that the Government should instead explore another option, the Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC). Professor Binger told The Gleaner: “I think LNG is swapping monkey… Continue reading

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