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Even as gasoline prices fall below $3.80/gallon for the first time in recent memory, a Member of the Legislative Assembly believes time is critical to pursue energy policies that do not deplete natural resources.

George Town independent MLA Winston Connolly is in London for a Commonwealth Parliamentary Association conference on sustainable development. There, parliamentarians from around the world are learning about advocating, writing and steering legislation that helps nations reach international goals for development that wastes less and uses energy more efficiently. Opposition MLA Bernie Bush is also in attendance.

Mr. Connolly says the recent plunge in oil prices due to current high supplies is part of a cycle that has been seen before and should not deter countries from having more sustainable policies regarding energy and development.

“The warning label,” he said, “is this: you know that it’s going down right now, but you also know that it’s going to come back up, so what you want to do is have that long-term vision and say we have to wean ourselves off of fossil fuel because it’s going to continue to be volatile.”

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Patrick Kreitlow

Patrick Kreitlow

Pat Kreitlow joined the Cayman 27 staff in October 2015. For nearly a decade, Pat was a familiar presence in living rooms across western Wisconsin where he was a reporter and nightly news anchor at WEAU-TV. He later served his neighbors as a state senator. When he and his wife Sharry became “empty nesters,” they moved to Grand Cayman in early 2014. They have two daughters and two grandsons.

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