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Argentina declares 2017 Renewable Energy Year; 20% electricity share by 2025

Tuesday, January 31st 2017 - 23:19 UTC
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The government has set a target to increase the share of renewable energy to 20% in the energy mix by 2025. The government has set a target to increase the share of renewable energy to 20% in the energy mix by 2025.

Argentina has declared 2017 as the ‘Renewable Energy Year’ as the country looks to increase awareness about the advantages of renewable energy and the important of sustainability. A decree issued by the government calls for energy diversification through the use of renewable energy sources in the electricity generation as well as thermal energy sector.

 The decree states the country’s target of having a 20% share of renewable energy in electricity consumption by 2025.

The decree is in-line with Argentina’s adoption of the Paris climate change agreement which calls for comprehensive global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The government is expected to push the use of renewable energy technology this year.

The government has set a target to increase the share of renewable energy to 20% in the energy mix by 2025. Another target called for 8% renewable energy share in electricity consumption by 2017. As a result, several renewable energy auctions are expected to take place in the country over the next few years. The government is expected to auction 10 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity by 2025.

In October of last year, the government allocated 1.1 GWatts of renewable energy projects through a competitive auction. This included 400 megawatts of solar power capacity, and wind energy, bioenergy, and small hydro power projects were also allocated. The auction attracted bids for 6,366 megawatts of capacity.

An additional 516 megawatts of solar PV capacity was allocated in another auction in November 2016.

Categories: Economy, Energy & Oil, Argentina.

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  • Vaca_Muerta_peTroLLium

    Ignoring the Anglo fauna howling above, conic capping of Explosivity Index low, Release Dynamics steady volcanoes (meaning, mainly non-explosive volcano, and rate of energy release fairly constant instead of a build-up and then later sudden release), is a clean and safe way of harnessing the heat, chemical, and water vapor energy of the Payunia cones. Just tapping the entire energy of one of these could power 2000 homes every day for 7 months.

    Yes to Conic Capping, yes to Vaca Muerto conventional oil and gas extraction, NO to fracking until proven geologically safe! Vaca Muerta for LIFE!

    Feb 02nd, 2017 - 09:53 am +2
  • Vaca_Muerta_peTroLLium

    Conic Capping should be at the top of that priority list of renewable energy. Time to build those devices and put them over the 800 volcanos and get unlimited power for all Mendoza Province!

    Feb 01st, 2017 - 05:32 pm 0
  • The Voice

    Altenatively capture all the hot air spouted by Nostrils Brarsehole etc and feed it through an air source heat pump.

    Feb 01st, 2017 - 05:42 pm 0
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