Nicaragua aims to reduce dependence on oil with growth of alternative energy
The government of Nicaragua is seeking to grow less dependent on foreign oil and become a leader in sustainable development.
Oil accounts for 70 per cent of the country's power generation, which means the economy takes a hit every time international oil prices soar.
Renewable energy will help bring electrification, development and progress to the countryside, in a way that protects the environment, say government officials.
Source: Christian Science Monitor