Fridays for Climate | Renewable energy revolution in Cuba

Fridays for Climate | Renewable energy revolution in Cuba

 

🌍 A renewable energy revolution is sweeping across Cuba. For decades, Cuba relied on cheap oil imports from Venezuela to fuel its electricity power stations, but the climate crisis has made it clear the country needs to move to a more sustainable and home-grown solution. Cuba’s energy and agriculture sectors combined account for more than 90 percent of its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

The EU GCCA+ low carbon sustainable development programme aims to promote the use of bioenergy in the rural municipality of Martí in Matanzas province.🌿

“Biogas is hugely important for Cuba's energy security. Firstly, because it is both produced and consumed locally. It’s part of the circular economy as well as providing environmental, economic, social and energy benefits. But more significantly, it means we can reduce imports of fossil fuels." ♻️

Luis Cepero Casas, a researcher at the Indio Hatuey Experimental Station of Pastures and Forages, part of the University of Matanzas

 

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