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Electricity in Turks & Caicos Islands in 2021

Global Ranking: #205
0.0% #205 Low-carbon electricity
682.79 watts #45 Generation / person
655.00 gCO2eq/kWh #193 Carbon Intensity

In Turks & Caicos Islands, the current state of electricity consumption is entirely dependent on fossil fuels, with a striking full hundred percent of their power derived from such sources. As of the data for the year 2021, not even a fraction of the island’s electricity comes from low-carbon energy sources such as wind, solar or nuclear. In essence, the island is sadly devoid of capitalising on clean and green electricity, relying solely on carbon-intensive and environmentally harmful fossil fuels for its energy needs.

Suggestions

To break away from the current grim state, Turks & Caicos Islands could certainly increase low-carbon electricity generation by drawing inspiration and learning from the successes of other countries. For instance, given the tropical climate and relatively flat landscape of the islands, similar to Cape Verde and Samoa, which have respectively achieved 13% and 12% of their electricity generation through wind and solar power, these may be viable avenues for the island to consider. Concurrently, they could also follow in the footsteps of Denmark, where almost 60% of the country's electricity is generated from wind power. Furthermore, the successes of nuclear in the relatively smaller countries like Slovakia and Armenia, both hitting over a quarter of their electricity from nuclear, could be considered as another potent source of low-carbon electricity for Turks & Caicos Islands, paving way for a diverse, clean energy mix.

History

Unfortunately, the history of low-carbon electricity in Turks & Caicos Islands is non-existent, as can be observed from data detailing the past years. Because of the dearth of a shift towards green energy alternatives, the environmental footprint remains high while an opportunity to harness the clean and sustainable sources such as nuclear, solar and wind is being largely missed. This stark lack of progress in adopting low-carbon electricity points towards the urgent need for policy change, infrastructural upgrades, and mass awareness for a sustainable future.

Electricity Imports and Exports

Balance of Trade

Data Sources

The the data source is Ember.
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