Clean power for the Galapagos

July 27, 2009
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In order to protect its sensitive ecosystem, the Galapagos Islands will be discontinuing power generation from fossil fuels by 2015. Wind power will then cover a large part of this demand. The first wind farm has already been set up.

As one of the world’s most unique and ecologically sensitive regions, the Galapagos Islands is a natural choice for green energy technology. To help preserve the delicate ecological balance of this Word Heritage site, the government of Ecuador has embarked upon a mission to eliminate fossil fuel-based power production from the Galapagos archipelago by 2015. As the first step in this initiative, the island community of San Cristobal is employing renewable energy technology as an environmentally friendly complement to the island’s existing diesel-powered generating plant.