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Renewable Energy

Several Latin American countries have high percentages of renewables in their electricity mix, due in part to their vast hydroelectric resources. Meanwhile, investments in solar and wind energy are on the rise throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, as the region seeks to capitalize on its natural assets. Wind energy accounted for 8% of the electricity Brazil generated in 2018, up from 0.4% in 2010; Argentina’s wind and solar capacity has also skyrocketed. Geothermal plants are already producing renewable, reliable energy in several countries, notably Mexico, Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Nicaragua, with exploration or development underway from Peru and Ecuador to Dominica and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.


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