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Press Release: Small Islands Launch SIDS Dock

 

Press Release: Small Islands Launch SIDS dock

Innovative sustainable energy initiative set to transform small island economies

August 3, 2011 – United Nations, New York, N.Y. – SIDS DOCK, a multi-million dollar sustainable energy initiative intended to radically transform small island economies was launched at the United Nations (UN) last week. SIDS DOCK is projected to assist small islands to generate at least 50 per cent of electric power from renewable sources, decrease petroleum use by 20-30 per cent, and increase energy efficiency by 25 per cent (using a 2005 baseline) by 2033.SIDS DOCK is expected to open its doors for business by September 2011.

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