11 Jan '18, 12pm

Chile sets sights on 100% renewables by 2040

The country elected conservative businessman Sebsatián Piñera as president in December. According to Acera, Pinera's renewable energy and climate change policies has many common points with that of the association. Speaking at an Acera press conference, the association's president, José Ignacio Escobar – who is also general manager of Acciona Energia's Chile and Latin American unit – backed the new president. "We are looking forward to the new government, which has very ambitious goals, which we hope to actively support to find the necessary mechanisms to meet the goal of 100% renewable energy by 2040. "We believe it is a fully attainable and achievable goal, but it is necessary to define the action plan to achieve the goal, a rational plan and consistent with decarbonisation." According to Acera, the country's installed renewable capacity has grown from 952MW in 2012 to 4...

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