UK Supports Developing Countries using Renewable Energy

London, UK [] Thirty-one Mexican projects use methane gas recovered from pig waste at piggeries to generate electricity and mitigate the equivalent of 310,000 tons of carbon dioxide every year by reducing reliance on the Mexican electricity grid. “Pork production is increasingly shifting to developing countries and Mexico is … playing a major international role; the UK is proud to support their efforts. The techniques that allow this energy to be produced at a lower cost can be replicated around Mexico and exported to the world,” said Climate Change Minister Ian Pearson. This series of projects in Mexico, approved under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), was reported by the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). Similar projects span 15 countries, from large-scale industrial gas projects in India and China to smaller energy efficiency and renewables projects in Fiji, Nicaragua and Argentina.


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