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November 8, 2014

Cuba Seeks to Enhance Renewable Energy Capabilities

TeleSUR – Cuba’s National Electric Development program aims to significantly increase the island’s electricity production capacity. Cuba seeks to generate 24 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030.   Achieving the target would allow the country to acquire nearly $780 million annual savings on imports from fossil fuels, which currently makes… read more »

October 10, 2014

CUBA CENTRAL Newsblast: Miami’s Democratic Opening

Not long ago – in places like Miami – it was dangerous to express views that deviated from the strict hardline that supported the U.S. embargo against Cuba. Human Rights Watch reported in 1994 that Miami-based participants in “The Nation and Emigration” conference in Havana returned home to find themselves… read more »

October 6, 2014

International Workshop of Renewable Energy Kicks Off in Cuba

teleSUR – Scientists from more than 10 countries are attending a workshop about renewable energies in Cuba, which started Monday and will end on Tuesday.  The workshop will focus on biomass gasification in Cuba using forestal residue to create electrical energy in the Youth’s Island, and after the two days meeting,… read more »

September 26, 2014

CUBA CENTRAL Newsblast: Ending the Embargo: Can “Brand America” Bail Obama Out?

Not a great week for President Obama or his resilient support for the U.S. embargo against Cuba. With heads of state and government gathering at the United Nations for the 69th Session of the General Assembly, Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia, and Salvador Sánchez Cerén, President of El Salvador,… read more »

September 24, 2014

El azúcar cubano adquiere protagonismo energético

IPS — La industria azucarera aspira a convertirse en la principal fuente de energía limpia en Cuba, como parte de un programa de desarrollo de fuentes renovables con el que se pretende disminuir la dependencia de combustibles fósiles importados y proteger el ambiente. El proyecto se inserta en los planes… read more »

August 15, 2014

CUBA CENTRAL Newsblast: August Vacation and the Freedom to Travel

Just so you know, we are clearing out of the office for a week, which means we won’t be sending a fresh edition of the Cuba Central News Blast until August 29th. We’re going on vacation! Of course, if we were working in Europe we’d have longer leave (and a… read more »

January 12, 2014

Ex Florida governor travels to Cuba

Cuba Standard — Former Florida Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham, a long-time supporter of the embargo, is traveling to Havana Monday as part of a U.S. group that will talk with Cuban officials about offshore oil drilling safety. The delegation, consisting of about a dozen experts, was put together… read more »

March 15, 2013

CUBA CENTRAL Newsblast: Cuba A-Z (from Aruca to Zoo-bio)

The New York Times once described him as “a cheerful, box-shaped man with a face like a friendly bulldog.”  Like a bulldog, Francisco Aruca was resolute and courageous, friendly with strangers and, when provoked, he was a force to be reckoned with. So, we were stricken when friends like Silvia… read more »

August 29, 2012

Fire extinguished at Venezuela refinery

Associated Press- Venezuela’s biggest oil refinery remained shut down Tuesday after firefighters extinguished a blaze that raged for more than three days following an explosion that killed at least 41 people. While fuel tanks smoldered at the Amuay refinery, Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez said officials expected to restart operations at… read more »

July 5, 2012

Solar, wind energy a missed opportunity for Cuba

Andrea Rodriguez, AP-The sleepy country setting that farmer Juan Alonso calls home hasn’t changed much since he was born 74 years ago, with the two rustic wooden houses nestled among palm trees against a backdrop of green hills and clear skies. Incongruously perched atop the homes are the only visual… read more »