Latin America starts to migrate to renewable energy

by Antonio Pasolini on March 22, 2010

Last week we blogged about the growth of wind energy worldwide. And it seems like renewable energy is starting to become an important of Latin American economy, according to an IPS report.

Mexico is hoping to get 25 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2012, mainly from wind turbines. Argentina is about the build a photovoltaic powerplant in San Juan, an Andean province. Brazil has been making inroads into wind, solar and biomass market sectors.

As the president of the Provincial Energy Partnership in San Juan said: “Humankind is on a one-way trip. We can’t continue relying on fossil fuels, which are expensive, are running out, and have high costs arising from the carbon dioxide emissions that cause the greenhouse effect.”

We couldn’t agree more …

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