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Gov't seeks to cut $13.4b light bill

Published:Thursday | June 14, 2012 | 12:00 AM

The Government last year spent $13.4 billion to provide electricity to public-sector entities.

This disclosure was made by Information Minister Sandrea Falconer at yesterday's post-Cabinet press briefing.

Falconer said Cabinet reviewed a proposal for the implementation of the mandatory energy efficiency and energy conservation for the public sector.

"The Cabinet has requested a strategic plan indicating the scope of the project and how the target of a 30 per cent reduction in the use of electricity will be achieved," Falconer said.

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, during her contribution to the Budget Debate earlier this month, said her office would be leading a major conservation thrust.

"As Government, we will be setting the example by undertaking several projects to reduce our own use of fuel. We are taking the lead in the national conservation effort across all public-sector entities," Simpson Miller said.