Cuba: Energy, Sustainability and Independence

May 10, 2001 - 12:00pm
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Cubasolar ( is Cuba's NGO of over 400 scientists researching and implementing projects in energy efficiency and conservation as well as renewable energy. This year Cubasolar wil receive a Global 500 award from the United Nations Environmental Program for its work in raising energy consciousness in Cuba and other nations of the developing world.  Since its founding in 1994, Cubasolar has installed solar panels on over 300 family doctor clinics in rural Cuba and is in the process of installing 1800 panels in rural elementary schools. Cubasolar is also involved in projects involving hydro and wind power, biomass conversion, biogas, and, of course, energy efficiency and conservation.  Cubasolar publishes an award- winning journal to increase Cuban understanding regarding steps that individuals and organizations can take in regard to energy conservation, efficiency and renewable energy.  In April 2002 Cubasolar will host its Fourth International Renewable Energy Conference in the rural province of Pinar del Rio. Dr. Henriquez is hoping to interest researchers at LBNL in participating and making presentations.

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