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Social media energy push


Social media energy push

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SOCIAL MEDIA IS BEING USED to launch a campaign to have the Fair Trading Commission (FTC) remove the cap placed on alternative energy sales to Barbados Light & Power (BL&P) under the renewable energy rider (RER).

Launched last Thursday by Kathie Daniel, the graphic artist and businesswoman said the petition was her way of seeking to bring about change on an issue she believed was relevant to every household.

In just two days, the action has already garnered more than 60 signatures. Daniel said that while she was not interested in leading a march against BL&P, she was prepared to use social media such as Facebook and Twitter to lead a “citizenship battle” against the power company and the FTC.

“I am sick and tired of what I see happening. Light & Power has a seven-MW (megawatt) cap on the alternative energy sector which the FTC approved but then Light & Power turns around and is building an eight-MW solar plant. Something is so wrong about that. What is then going to happen to the other companies competing against them?”

Please read the full story in today’s SUNDAY SUN, or in the eNATION edition.