ABU DHABI, March 16 (RHC) Today, deploying 1.4 gigawatts of renewable energy per year in Central America will mean significant improvements in the lives of its residents by 2050.
According to an investigation by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), this goal will require increasing the total installed capacity from non-polluting sources in the regional electricity sector to 90 percent by the beginning of the 2020s.
The entity’s forecast predicts that carbon dioxide emissions will be 70 percent lower by 2050 than planned.
Likewise, it will require electrification of 75 percent of the total fleet, according to which green hydrogen is recommended as an alternative fuel for transporting heavy goods by road and for international freight.
The analysis shows how better energy system integration can help the region take advantage of the region’s abundant renewable potential, estimated at 180 gigawatts (GW), 10 times more than current installations combined.
It also points to the region’s main challenges to achieving universal access to electricity and clean cooking technologies. Additional health, social and economic benefits include reduced pollution associated with cooking, and will benefit women and children.
He noted that 37 percent of households in Central America currently do not have clean means and fuels to prepare food.
According to Irina, this figure will be reduced to only 1% thanks to the introduction of improved electric stoves and ovens, which will require accumulated technological costs of about 12.5 billion dollars over the period 2018-2050.
The Director General of the organization, Francesco La Camera, appreciated. (source: latin press).
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