Dominican Republic leads region in greenhouse gas reduction
Santo Domingo.- Dominican Republic would avert spewing more than 800,000 tons of green house gases into the atmosphere, equal to 600,000 cars per year, with the materialization of four projects within the Clean Development Mechanism: Los Cocos and Quilvio Cabrera Wind Park, Palomino Hydroelectric, degasification Duqusa Landfill Weir and the plant of cement-maker Cemex.
The Government would save 440 million barrels of oil just with Palomino, with an output of 80 megawatts and will no longer emit 122,883 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere, whereas steps are being taken to build Duquesa’s plant to convert 3,750 tons of trash into methane gas and generate six megawatts.
The officials of the Climate Change and Clean Development Council Mechanism (CNCCMDL) provided the figures during a luncheon with journalists to summarize its accomplishments during six years of work.
CNCCMDL technical director Moisés Álvarez said thus far more than 60 projects are in the offing aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, which he affirms catapult Dominican Republic as the Caribbean region’s leader in dealing with the effects of climate change, and among the main leaders in Central America.
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