Sunday, November 15, 2015

Grand Bahama Island: Plan to create clean electricity and doing their part to save planet Earth

Below is an excerpt from an article by Susan Salisbury in The Palm Beach Post on efforts in the Bahamas to cut down on greenhouse gases:
     The U.S. Department of Energy has given the go-ahead to a Canadian energy company that wants to export compressed natural gas from the Port of Palm Beach in Riviera Beach to Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, but the operation still needs further local approvals.
     Emera Inc., a publicly traded company headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is the majority owner of Grand Bahama Power Co. The utility supplies power to all of Grand Bahama Island. Its main source of power generation is heavy fuel oil. [emphasis added]
What is fuel oil you wonder? You can learn more at Wikipedia:
The term fuel oil is also used in a stricter sense to refer only to the heaviest commercial fuel that can be obtained from crude oil, i.e., heavier than gasoline and naphtha.