|By Deborah Crossley (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #1) on Tuesday, March 1, 2005 - 6:26 pm:|
I found my vacation week on the island of Bonaire not only a wondrous diving and snorkeling experience, but interesting from an energy standpoint. At home in newton MA, I sit on the local energy commission, and am very interested in both the ecological and financial advantages of alternative renewable energy sources.
|By Niki Harris (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1343) on Tuesday, March 1, 2005 - 6:47 pm:|
Wanted to make this comment aside from the main thrust of your idea: The oil tanks (BOPEC) are storage tanks for transfers from different tanker ships going to different ports. It's a separate operation from the oil used to power the island.
|By Niki Harris (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1344) on Tuesday, March 1, 2005 - 6:55 pm:|
Also, Welcome to BonaireTalk, Deborah. There was another thread a while back about this subject. Try keyword search... :-)
|By John P. Wahlig (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #183) on Monday, March 7, 2005 - 12:33 pm:|
But isn't the electricity generated at the desalinization plant? As part of the plant operation and there was a contract that everyone must use its electricity in order to keep it operating? No electricity, no water?
|By blue mcright (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #9) on Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 5:19 pm:|
John, Deborah, Niki: I just found this thread - a year later! Oh well. Check out "Local Items" - I started a thread there in June '06 called "Alternative Energy", and got some interesting responses. This is a topic I'm also very interested in. Were you able to find out any more about the desal plant electricity arrangement? Deborah, do you have any information about grants, etc. that could be gotten to help Bonaire implement any kind of sustainable technology, even on a small scale (ie dive resort or apartment complex)? As always, money is a big issue.
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