Edited By Walter Leal Filho and Julia Gottwald
Obstacles for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Chile – A Case Study from Hospitals
L. Muñoz del Campo1 Abstract Over the last several years, Chile has been promoting the implementation of renewable energies and energy efficiency through a variety of initiatives, includ- ing a new electricity law. Despite the effort the country is making in promoting norms, regulations and incentives, the results of energy efficiency and renewable energy implementation are still well below forecasts and necessary to increase the strength of the Chilean energy supply. However, all the country’s efforts are geared towards one direction, notably to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels and increase renewable energy partici- pation in the electricity matrix. Nevertheless, the results of implementing new ERNC generation still do not change the tendency or statistics of the country. Through a practical approach to case studies from 2008 onward, I have realized that there were obstacles to implementing these types of programmes, which were generally a result of Chilean speech, practical decisions and a lack of a strategic vision in this matter. I. Introduction This document provides an example of the obstacles in implementing energy efficiency and renewable energies in Chile. If we think about energy, we could point out that humankind has needed the energy associated with normal development since its existence – men need en- ergy to live, perform activities, promote development, manage the environment and subsist. At first, this applied in general terms. Humankind has limited sources of energy available, including muscles and some animals. One person 1 firstname.lastname@example.org. 214 L. Muñoz del Campo can produce...
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