Argentina has declared 2017 as the ‘Renewable Energy Year’ as the South American country looks to increase awareness about the advantage of renewable energy and the important of sustainability.
Chile is forecast add 1.5GW of new renewable energy capacity in 2017, according to Carlos Finat, the executive director of Chile’s renewable energy association, ACERA.
In a few short years, Uruguay’s wind energy industry was completely transformed — a feat that nearly every developed country around the world would need to replicate if we are to meet the global warming limits of less than two degrees Celsius set at last year’s COP21 conference in Paris.
Ninety-eight percent of Uruguay’s electricity so far this year has come from sources of renewable energy, the president of the state-run electric company UTE, said recently.
The South American nation of Uruguay has announced that it gets an enviable 94.5 percent of its electricity from renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar.
Honduras is emerging as Central America’s solar success story, thanks to an ahead-of-the-curve incentive plan that has brought foreign investment to the sector, anchored by guaranteed 20-year contracts with state utility ENEE.
Uruguay has an ambitious target of sourcing 100% of its power from renewable sources by 2030. But with the surge in wind power, it’s on track to hit that much sooner. The country’s intermediate goal is to generate as much as 38% of its power from wind by the end of 2017.
Argentinean scientists are working to preserve the planet’s biodiversity by making advances in the cloning of exotic species such as the Asiatic cheetah, a species in danger of extinction.
Uruguay will implement rural renewable energy projects in each of its 19 departments through wind, photovoltaic, biomass, biofuel or biogas solutions, national energy director Olga Otegui has said, quoted in a press release recently.
Ecuador will continue to evaluate at least 10 sites for installation of wind-measuring masts as part of studies for new wind power projects, the electricity ministry said recently.
Three engineering firms, two German and one Swiss, are bidding for the right to build a lithium processing plant the in highlands of Bolivia. Lithium-ion batteries are used in mobile phones and electric cars.
Uruguay announced it could increase its wind power capacity by 800 MW. In the beginning of January a new goal was publicized: 90% of all its electricity from renewables by 2015.
Uruguay plans to install 300 MW of new wind farms by the end of 2015 and an additional 400 MW next year, according reported Gonzalo Casaravilla, chairman of state-owned utility UTE.
The South American country is focused on developing its energy potential from renewable sources. About 41% of the energy in this country is given by the inclusion of alternative energy such as wind plants.
The feces of pigs and cows is no longer just a smelly waste. Now it is possible to generate electricity with it and incidentally reduce pollution generated by manure, doing farm work friendlier to the environment.