Belize Going 100% Renewables As Part Of 10 Island Challenge
The Caribbean nation of Belize is now aiming to go to 100% renewables, based on recent reports — with the idea being for all of its electricity needs to be met via renewable energy, and it’s transportation sector to fully embrace electric vehicles (EVs). The announcement follows the country’s decision to join the Carbon War Room’s high profile Ten Island Challenge.
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To be clear here, though, the new goal is for the country to receive 89% of its electricity via renewable energy resources by 2033 — with the longer term goal being to go 100% renewables.
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The new plans call for a buildout of wind energy infrastructure, predominantly — complementing the country’s already substantial hydropower. Energy efficiency retrofits are expected as well, with hospitals being a possible first target.