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El Salvador’s government backs plans for renewable energy with new law

Friday, August 27, 2010


The government of El Salvador aims to promote clean and renewable sources of energy, such as solar and wind. It is also planning to issue a law on the issue.
 
El Salvador currently depends mainly on thermal generators that use crude oil, though it also has hydroelectric and geothermal plants.
 
Currently the country has a generating capacity of 1,300 megawatts. Consumption on average is 900 megawatts.
 
Original source (in Spanish): La Prensa Gráfica