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Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles ~ in pursuit of 100% sustainable energy supply

August 15, 2009

bonaire4Bonaire is part of an island formation better known under the abbreviations of ABC (Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao), of the Netherlands Antilles, in the Caribbean. Antilles and soon will be the first island in the Caribbean with a 100% sustainable energy supply. The government of Bonaire, who boasts on its island’s beauty and natural preservation, took a project of trashing its fossil fuel energy dependence and developing an energy system comprised of an 11MW wind farm, 14MW biodiesel plant, and a 3.5MW backup battery. Ecopower Bonaire BV, a consortium of Dutch-German companies, Evelop, Enercon, and local Bonaire Water and Energy Company, is spearheading this project that is expected to finish at the end of 2009.

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Its crystal clear blue waters makes Bonaire the Caribbean's popular diving and snorkeling site.

Kralendijk, Bonaire, The Netherlands Antilles, Caribbean

Kralendijk, Bonaire, The Netherlands Antilles, Caribbean

The island has surrounding coral reed for tourism and eco-tourism, making it a top ranked Caribbean destination for scuba diving and witnessing wildlife. The island’s north side is also home to an array of flamingos, a donkey sanctuary and an ecological preserve. With crystal-water beaches, cool snorkeling, and 100% sustainable energy supply, what more could an eco-enthusiast ask for on her eco-holiday?

Bonaire, The Netherlands Antilles, a popular marine sports destination.  Photo: P&O Cruises

Bonaire, The Netherlands Antilles, a popular marine sports destination. Photo: P&O Cruises

Source: Wayfaring

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. Doug Hook permalink
    August 18, 2009 12:19 am

    The third photo in this article is certainly not taken on Bonaire. Your photo editor should do some research before choosing images for the articles. There are plenty of great photos of snorklers on Bonaire available, either from TCB, Bonaires photo pros, or stock agencys. Anyone heading to Bonaire expecting to find this particular location is in fir a surprise! Thankfully, the snorkling on Bonaire is much better than what that photo presents.

    • uniquetraveldestinations permalink*
      August 18, 2009 8:53 pm

      Hi Doug, thanks for pointing out that error. Mea culpa, my mistake. And thanks for the info on where to obtain pics. Pls stay connected. Best rgds, dian

  2. BoB permalink
    August 18, 2009 1:02 pm

    The last image is not Bonaire…who are you and what is your point?

    • uniquetraveldestinations permalink*
      August 18, 2009 5:09 pm

      Hi BoB, thank you for the correction. My apology for including a wrong picture of Bonaire. I’m a San Diego-based travel writer and blogger and I follow eco-responsible tourism products & services. Keep in touch.
      Best Rgds, Dian

  3. Marlis permalink
    August 19, 2009 2:55 am

    Sorry People,
    the photo IS from Bonaire.
    it shows the view from 1000 steps looking north.In the background you can see a amall part from the Bopec tanks.

    • uniquetraveldestinations permalink*
      August 19, 2009 5:08 am

      Hi Marlis, ha… ha… thanks for correcting it and setting the record straight. I’ve removed and changed the pic anyway, just to be sure I had a Bonaire pic that I could credit properly. Pls stay connected. ciao, dian

  4. Doug Hook permalink
    August 19, 2009 10:56 am

    Marlis I think he had already corrected the photo by the time you saw it. The original photo on which we were commenting was of a snorkler over a sand bottom with a single tiny palm covered islet in the background. Possibly in the Bahamas? The 1000 steps photo did not appear until a couple of us pointed out the error.

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