Natural resources and energy
Saint Lucia lacks minerals and other natural resources of greater economic importance. The country’s main resource is rather the sandy beaches, which form the basis of the important tourism industry.
The country’s energy needs are still largely covered by imported fossil fuels in the form of oil and oil products. However, an investment is made on renewable energy sources, including geothermal heat, solar power and wind power. Saint Lucia aims to extract 35 percent of its energy consumption from renewable sources by 2020.
- COUNTRYAAH: Major exports by St. Lucia with a full list of the top products exported by the country. Includes trade value in U.S. dollars and the percentage for each product category.
- Abbreviationfinder: A popular acronym site in the world covering abbreviation for each country. For example, ST stands for St. Lucia. Visit itypeusa for more information about Saint Lucia.
FACTS – ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT
Energy use per person
752 kilos of oil equivalent (2007)
Carbon dioxide emissions in total
407 thousand tons (2014)
Carbon dioxide emissions per inhabitant
2.3 tons (2014)
The share of energy from renewable sources
2.1 percent (2015)