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Las Tunas to utilize more renewable energy

The Cuban province of Las Tunas working in 2009 in order to increase the use of renewable energy, which now represent less than 30 percent of total energy consumption of this territory.

With this aim, which promotes various measures such as installation of some 400 biogas digesters in pig-State entities and mangers of small individual farmers.

The Las Tunas are also working to expand the use of wind power, now mainly used to move about 800 windmills supplying water-in-a critical mass livestock.

It also increases the use in agriculture of animal traction, which in the past year enabled the saving of more than 800 tons of hydrocarbons, without compacting the soil and contaminated with fuel spills, as happens with the equipment.

The use of coal, wood, bagasse and other non-polluting energy sources, combined with the efficient use of solar panels, to ensure electricity to schools and other social centers of the eight municipalities of the province, about 670 kilometers east of Havana.

Manuel Diaz, president of Las Tunas in the Cuban Society for the Promotion of Renewable Sources of Energy and the Environmental Compliance, found that they could get to meet half of the local energy needs, being cheaper and cleaner environment.



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