Central America’s Next Energy Sources

first_imgBy Dialogo October 01, 2010 I like it so much. It’s admirable that you can use the volcanoes as a source of energy, I am convinced that the creator left everything in due course. Congratulations to the governments of Central America. Central America’s volcanoes may serve to alleviate the region’s energy needs. Extracting geothermal energy from the volcanoes is a viable option for many Central American countries, given that the region contains as many as 80 volcanoes, according to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. Guatemala, the largest Central American country, seeks to produce 60 percent of its energy from geothermal or hydroelectric power plants by 2022. Geothermal power plants can be costly, but the Guatemalan government is providing tax incentives for the equipment needed to install them. Currently, the Guatemalan volcano Pacaya feeds one of the two geothermal plants in service in the country. Other Central American countries are also taking steps toward this alternative energy source. El Salvador, Costa Rica and Nicaragua all produce limited energy with geothermal technology. Plans to increase energy levels through geothermal plants are in progress.last_img

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