PM Manning sees green
By LEISELLE MARAJ
Friday, June 27 2008
PRIME MINISTER Patrick Manning yesterday urged energy companies to show their commitment to saving the environment by looking for alternate sources of fuel to oil and natural gas.
Manning was speaking at the opening of the Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America (AACCLA) annual mid-year meeting, hosted at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad, Port-of-Spain by the local leg of the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM).
The topic of the two-day meeting is energy and the environment. Manning said the topic was timely considering its relevance. “Energy and the environment are closely related as the use of fossil fuels have been linked to present levels of global warming, producing climatic changes and environmental challenges for every country in the world,” he said.
Further exploring the link between the two, he said, the more troubling effects of global warming are experienced by lesser developed countries of the world. “In the Caribbean, we are certainly not one of the world’s major polluters but we have direct experience as islands in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans are already threatened by rising sea levels, coastal erosion and increasing ferocity of storms, hurricanes and typhoons,” he said.
Manning added that global warming also had links to increasing food prices globally. “Something is fundamentally wrong in the way we have been proceeding in utilising the resources that we have. We, undoubtedly, need to liberalise economies for greater productivity but in the process we are attaining levels of consumption that are clearly not sustainable,” he said.
To combat these problems, he said, there is need for greater energy production, increase emphasis on alternative sources of energy and greater energy efficiency. “It is clear for us in Trinidad and Tobago that no one approach would solve the problems caused by unprecedented energy consumption and its inflationary and environmental consequences. We need a battery of solutions involving all the approaches I have mentioned,” he said.
This cont eh bet he is one big cyat nah!
This is the same fockin asshole that want to puh down 2 fockin aluminium smelter plants in this fockin god forsaken place. Eh! Like he dotish or wa.
This is the same cont that lickin up the South Western Peninsula.
This is the same cont that cyah run this government without oil and gas money.
And he want to talk about ENVIRONMENT.
Fock off Manning!