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Camilo Ortega Saavedra wind farm and power plant, Rivas Renewable energy electricity production hits 70 per cent

News from Nicaragua | Thursday, 10 December 2015

Last weekend Nicaragua achieved 70% of its electricity production from renewable resources according to the National Energy Dispatch Center (CNDC). Wind power produced 32.5%; geothermal accounted for 20.5%, followed by biomass (14%) and hydroelectric (3%). Meanwhile, Omar Espinoza, president of the Nicaragua Renewable Energy Company (ERNICSA), announced that the company read more



Chief of Police Aminta Granera is one of the most respected public figures in Nicaragua Nicaragua leads Latin America in gender equality

News from Nicaragua | Thursday, 3 December 2015

Nicaragua, ranked *12th out of 145 countries, remains the ‘best performer of the region for the fourth year in a row’ according to the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) 2015 Global Gender Gap Report. http://www3.weforum.org/docs/GGGR2015/cover.pdf Published annually since 2006, the WEF report provides a framework for measuring gender based disparities and tracing read more



In 2014 Nicaragua experienced its worst drought in three decades Climate talks: Nicaragua demands ambitious,binding commitments

News from Nicaragua | Tuesday, 1 December 2015

According to Germanwatch’s 2015 Global Climate Risk Index, Nicaragua ranks fourth after Honduras, Myanmar and Haiti on an index of nations most vulnerable to the consequences of extreme weather. Between 1994 and 2013 Nicaragua suffered 49 severe weather events such as floods, landslides, drought and abnormal tides. Paul Oquist, the Nicaraguan read more