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Wigton Windfarm enables government to save millions in energy

Energy Minister Fayval Williams, says the Wigton Windfarm has saved the Government more than US$54 million  in oil imports.
 
The production of  clean energy from the facility has enabled the country to avoid the purchase of  800,000 barrels of  oil, and the emission of  one million tons of  carbon dioxide, thereby reducing the island's carbon footprint.
 
According to Williams,  the growth in renewable energy globally will bring greater investment opportunities in the future for Wigton, adding that  the plan is for Jamaica to be a part of  this growing global movement in an even greater way.
 
Wigton is the largest wind energy facility in the English-speaking Caribbean.
 
                                                                                                                           
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Andrew Holness, says the Government intends to divest more underutilised state-owned assets.
 
He says the objective is to create greater space for spending on hospitals, schools, roads, national security, infrastructure and housing, pay down debt, among other things.
 
Holness says State assets that are underutilised, not making a profit as well as those that are profitable will be placed in the hands of  the private sector.


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