28 Nov '11, 8pm

Solar Energy International Offers Renewable Energy Tour of Cuba

In 2006, called "The Year of the Energy Revolution" in Cuba, government ministries and NGOs such as the award-winning Cuba Solar developed a nationwide plan focused on energy efficiency and independence. The entire electrical system was upgraded Efficient appliances were distributed among the citizenry, including energy efficient refrigerators! Cadres of young social workers went from house to house in every community teaching energy efficient methods of home maintenance Cuba became the first country in the world to completely phase out incandescent light bulbs. During 2006 - 2007 Cuba saved close to one million tons of imported oil through these measures, and reduced their CO2 emissions by 5 million tons. It was exactly ten years earlier, in 1996, that Global Exchange and Solar Energy International joined forces to organize our first research tour to Cuba to learn about t...

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