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Empower.vi presents a solution to the U.S.Virgin Island's Energy Crisis. Ben Walter a resident of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands presents a plan to install 300 megawatts of Offshore Floating Wind Turbines directly off the South Shore of St. Croix near the shutdown (February 2012) Hovensa Oil refinery. The planned wind farm can be fully financed solely by redirecting significantly less than the in excess of $400 million that the U.S. Virgin Islands expends on purchasing fossil fuels each year (WAPA $200M and road transportation $200M), which could otherwise finance the capital investment. Fuel costs that will no doubt increase significantly over the coming months, and forever bring uncertainty to the territory as it remains beholden to those who control those resources. O...
Elemental Water Makers: Virgin Islands project explained - Savings up to 70% by avoiding the use of electricity - Easily scalable from a few thousands gallons per day up to hundreds of thousands to meet the fresh water demand on-site - Reliability of operation by using mature technology - Off-grid installation preventing tons of carbon dioxide emissions - Stress-free operation by remote monitoring and automation - Silent operation by excluding high-pressure pumps and generators Patent pending, application number: International: PCT/NL2015/050290 United Kingdom: GB1407588.1 The Netherlands: NL2012722
Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe The Hovensa oil refinery on the US' Virgin Islands has announced it will halt operations next month. The refinery is one of the islands' biggest employers. More than 2.000 people are losing their jobs because the refinery on St. Croix is shutting down. It is a double blow to St. Croix, which is already facing government cutbacks. Al Jazeera’s Andy Gallacher reports from St. Croix.
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Major address at conference
St Thomas beaches rated by Island Tour. Island Tour is a production of TV2 and Steve Blue. This is a piece I did while working at TV2. You can catch Island Tour in your hotel room when you get here. Just tune in to find out all the best things to do and see in the Virgin Islands.
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