In the past 60 years, about 80% of the global primary energy comes from fossil fuels like oil, coal and natural gas. This has proved highly polluting and now humanity seeks the way to combat climate change.
Currently, the debate is about global energy revolution. And to make it possible it is required to reduce the demand for energy in the world, also to diversify the energy matrix to one that includes renewable sources.
Now there is a new concern, the peak oil referred to the decline of the oil fields. And not just because oil is running out, but because nature is increasingly compromised. Is it worth it to continue risking the planet?
All this translates into an urgent need to diversify the renewable energy matrix. The advantages: less pollution, greater energy security and energy access to rural areas.


In Ecuador, after the oil boom, fossil fuels were consolidated as the main source for energy and hydropower as the primary to generate electricity.

According to the Conelec OLADE and, in 2008, oil accounted for 84% of the energy and hydroelectricity for 59% of the electrical grid in the country, with 38% of electricity generated by fossil fuel power plants. Power generation through renewable sources was not even 1%.

Ecuador´s government proposal for the change of the energy matrix is focused on the promotion of new hydroelectric plants, with a planned expansion of 86%. Of that percentage, 32% come from a single plant of Coca Codo Sinclair.

Thus, the state proposal does not diversify, but deepens dependence on two resources: water and oil. This way is imminent diversify energy from renewable sources to provide increased energy security and reduced vulnerability in the power supply.

Studies reveal that geothermal energy, bioenergy, solar power and wind power are presented as the best alternatives for Ecuador. These options result in less environmental impact. Specifically, it would reduce GHG emissions and primary pollutants.

Para la parte gráfica del Home e interna de la sección les adjunto una foto en baja de Shutterstock, una de un mapa de al región en verde conectada a la luz eléctrica

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