Natural resources and energy
In addition to fertile agricultural land and good conditions for tourism, Grenada’s natural resources are small.
At the same time, tourism is causing erosion, when beach-based tourist facilities are being built, and poses a threat to the rainforests. The forest has given some timber, but in 2004 Hurricane Ivan caused major damage to the forests.
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Although the greenhouse gas emissions of Grenada and other Caribbean islands are small compared to most other countries, they are already severely affected by the effects of climate change in the form of drought, floods and, not least, increasingly severe hurricanes. While Hurricane Ivan in 2004 led to great devastation for Grenada, the country escaped at least as powerful Hurricane Irma in September 2017. Along with yet another hurricane, Irma posed major problems in other parts of the Caribbean island world.
Grenada is dependent on imports to cover its energy supply (see Foreign Trade). The government plans to invest in geothermal heat, and on the island of Carriacou it is intended that wind power will be the main source of energy. In early 2018, the government announced that a Russian oil company had made significant discoveries of offshore oil and gas.
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FACTS – ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT
Energy use per person
782 kilos of oil equivalents (2007)
Carbon dioxide emissions in total
242,000 tonnes (2014)
Carbon dioxide emissions per inhabitant
2.3 tons (2014)
The share of energy from renewable sources
10.9 percent (2015)