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
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.
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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)