Thursday, October 8, 2015

Latin America: What is the Future for Geothermal in the Region

Is Latin America a Good Fit for Geothermal Energy? (The Dialogue)

In August, Chile started building South America’s first geothermal plant, and in neighboring Bolivia, President Evo Morales said earlier this year that his country would begin exporting energy from the Laguna Colorada geothermal plant in a program funded by Japan by 2019.

What is the future for geothermal energy in the region? Will Japan and other state investors from abroad continue as funders for major geothermal energy projects? What other public and private backers are ready to invest more heavily in exploiting the resource?

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