Obstacles To Renewable Energy Adoption In Colombia
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Tomás Gómez-Navarro is an associate professor at Universitat Politècnica de València in the Institute for Energy Engineering. Tomás does research in Environmental Engineering, Renewable Energy Systems and Industrial Design. Their current project is 'Assessment of CSR reports', 'GrowGreen' and 'Prosume'.

                       

Obstacles To Renewable Energy Adoption In Colombia

Colombia is one of the main emerging economies of the South American continent and that means an ever-growing energy demand. In particular, electricity consumption is not only increasing but also changing from a matrix almost completely based on Hydropower, to a mix, where fossil fuels are ever more prevalent. Furthermore, there is a large portion of the country's surface where electricity distribution cannot reach demand, the non-interconnected areas (NIA). NIA cover more than 50% of Colombian territory, where more than...

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