Earlier this month, an ECLAC executive said that Central America would be more competitive once the regional energy integration system SIEPAC comes online and reduces energy costs. Meanwhile, four Central American nations are in the top 10 countries in the region in terms of fostering a climate for renewable energy projects, according to a report by the Multilateral Investment Fund of the Inter-American Development Bank and Bloomberg New Energy Finance. After years of energy woes, is Central America finally makes strides? What challenges does the region face and are its efforts to address them adequate?
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Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor. "Can Central America overcome its energy woes?." (2012). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/la_energy_dialog/96