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A fair wind blows alternative energy projects throughout Central America

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Soaring international prices for oil and gas are driving the expansion of renewable energies in Central America, a region that has plenty of untapped potential for producing hydroelectricity, wind power and geothermal energy.

"What stands out the most is that all the countries are interested in wind energy, and in continuing to make the most of hydroelectric power, with the development of large scale megaprojects," said José María Blanco, head of the Fundación Red de Energía, a Costa Rica-based non-governmental organisation. In recent weeks, the pockets of Central American consumers have been hurt by constant increases in fuel prices.

Original source: IPS