12 Mar '18, 8pm

Reading: Chile's new government pledges to continue RE build-out

Chile’s new president Sebastián Piñera has named Susana Jiménez Schuster as energy minister, with the new government pledging to to continue the country’s successful renewable energy programme, increase competition and further deregulate power trading and investment rules. “If, a few years ago, the discussion was about how to reduce the cost of energy and build base-load power plants, today we can add other challenges such as massive incorporation of renewable energy and the fast take-off of technology and innovation,” the energy ministry said in a statement soon after Piñera’s swearing ceremony in Santiago on 11 March. All the leading candidates in Chile’s presidential campaign agreed that the current renewables policies should continue with an eye to boosting clean-energy supplies, reducing prices and increasing access to electricity for Chile’s 18 million inhabitants. A...

Full article: http://www.rechargenews.com/wind/1451237/chiles-new-gover...

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