100 trees and count­ing

Jamaica Gleaner - - INTERNATIONAL NEWS -

IN LINE with its com­mit­ment to en­vi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion, JPS has un­der­taken sev­eral ini­tia­tives geared at help­ing to pre­serve the is­land’s nat­u­ral re­sources, in­clud­ing its re­cent par­tic­i­pa­tion in Na­tional TreePlant­ing Day.

Al­ready this year, JPS team mem­bers have planted more than 100 trees and will con­tinue to do so.

This is in ad­di­tion to the main­te­nance and mon­i­tor­ing of its op­er­a­tions, in keep­ing with the high­est en­vi­ron­men­tal stan­dards, and recog­nis­ing other time-hon­oured ob­ser­va­tions such as World Wa­ter Day.

At the same time, JPS has been mak­ing sig­nif­i­cant strides to­ward the gen­er­a­tion of cleaner en­ergy.

On Oc­to­ber 22, the An­thony Veder LNG ship ar­rived with LNG, which will be used at the Bogue Power Plant in Mon­tego Bay, St James.

“This her­alds a new day for the pro­duc­tion of clean en­ergy and the cre­ation of mul­ti­ple op­por­tu­ni­ties in our econ­omy,” said JPS in a re­lease to the me­dia.

“The com­pany also looks for­ward to the con­struc­tion of the 190MW power plant in Old Har­bour Bay, St Cather­ine which will use LNG,” JPS added.

“The com­pany re­mains com­mit­ted to pur­su­ing ini­tia­tives which pre­serves the na­tion’s beauty and pro­motes a healthy en­vi­ron­ment for present and fu­ture gen­er­a­tions,” the en­ergy com­pany said fur­ther. JPS’ Vol­un­teers On Lo­ca­tion To Serve (VOLTS) en­gage in tree-plant­ing ac­tiv­i­ties as part of Tree-Plant­ing Day re­cently.

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