Cuba to increase alternative energy production

Cuba is intending to increase its renewable energy production by 12 percent over the next eight years in a push for “energy security and sovereignty”, an article posted on the official Cubadebate web site said.

“If today only 3.8 percent of the energy generated in the nation is obtained from renewable sources, in the next eight years we aspire to get to 16.5 percent,” Cubadebate said, citing official energy industry figures.

The island will try to attain this objective using mainly forest biomass and sugar cane, as well as solar, wind and hydraulic energy.

The sugar industry will be “the main support” for the plan and by 2013 the potential exists to increase energy production from biomass by 10 percent, Cubadebate said… Read more

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