ASTANA – More than 100 countries are showcasing their ideas for clean and sustainable energy production at the Astana Expo 2017, including several Latin American nations that are tackling this complex problem with innovation and common-sense solutions.
“We need to generate energy using our natural resources for the wellbeing of future generations,” Martha Jaramillo, Mexico’s representative at the Expo, told EFE.
Several Latin American delegations made the trip to Kazakhstan to present their proposals for better capitalizing on renewable energies and show the strides their countries have made in the production and use of alternative energies.
Honduras is notable for its solar and hydroelectric energy management, its representative at the Astana Expo, Alejandro Velasquez, told EFE.
“We currently have Latin America’s largest solar panels and we have invested heavily in the hydroelectric sector,” he added.
For its part, Chile is looking to leverage its abundant natural resources, particularly its solar, wind, geothermal and hydroelectric potential, to develop diversified clean energy, that South American country’s representative, Roberto Gonzalez, said.
A total of 115 countries and 22 international organizations are participating in the Astana Expo, an event regarded as a milestone in the presidency of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev.
The event, whose theme is “Future Energy,” was inaugurated on Friday in the Kazakh capital will be open to the public until Sept. 10.
The Astana Expo aims to highlight the importance of moving toward an increasingly renewable energy-based global energy system, one that will lead to a reduction in carbon emissions and oil dependence and help the world’s different regions and communities achieve greater energy autonomy.