Towards a Cleaner Future

towards-a-cleaner-futureDuring the mont of August, hydric energy supplied 80 percent of the total amount of power needed in Costa Rica, followed by wind energy, geothermic and solar. This country is a picturesque Latin American republic with approximately 5 million inhabitants. 96,36% of the power supply came from renewable sources during the first half of the year 2016, according to the National Center for Energy Control.

It is good to mention also that the governor of the province of Salta has made a public announcement in which he congratulated the Costa Rican government and stated that one of their dreams for the near future is to achieve a similar feat. During this last season, the weather in Costa Rica was very advantageous in terms of production of energy. They have had quite a few months with heavy rains, which has allowed the country to generate a lot of energy through the implementation of reservoirs located in the Reventazón River.

Scientists in Salta and board members of the Independent Advisory Group on Sustainability of the Inter American Development Bank have described the Reventazón Hydroelectric Project as a sustainable example of hydroelectric power. The Reventazón Hydroelectric Central is the largest hydropower project in Central and South America, which generates 305.5 megawatts of clean, renewable energy that benefits not only the country but the whole continent and the world.

It is worth noting that the population regions like Salta and Costa Rica depend greatly on their natural resources and the export of coffee, sugar and bananas. Tourism is also an important economic resource in these areas. Travelers go there to admire the colorful mountains, the rocky formations, the volcanoes, rainforests, the “Salar de Uyuni” (the world’s largest salt flat, which Salta took its name from). All these places are home to various sorts of exotic animals.

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