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 read more

Black Satellites to face Olympics on Friday

first_imgThe national Under 20 team, Black Satellites will play Premiership side Accra Great Olympics in a friendly match on Friday December 12 at the Accra Sports Stadium.The U-20 side is preparing for next year’s African Youth Championship to be held in Senegal from 8-22 March, 2015 whiles Olympics are also awaiting the start of the 2014/15 Ghana premier league season which has been delayed by a court case.The three-time winners of the African Youth Championship finished second at the last edition of the tournament in 2013.Meanwhile, the Black Meteors will also travel to Bibiani as guests of Division One side Bibiani Gold Stars on Friday before they take on premiership side Medeama in Tarkwa on SundayThese matches come ahead of qualifiers for the 2015 All African games in Congo beginning in February. The final tournament will be held from 5-19 December, 2015.Ghana is the defending champions after former Black stars Coach James Akwasi Appiah led the team to win it in 2011 in Maputo. The top three finishers at the finals will qualify to the 2016 Olympic Games to be hosted by the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.last_img read more