Cuba saves US$1 billion with 'energy revolution' and
Apr 15, 2007 - The Associated Press
Cuba says it saved more than US$1 billion (euro632
million) over two years and eliminated blackouts with
its "energy revolution" that focuses on conservation
and new power sources.
Basic Industry Vice Minister Juan Manuel Presa says
the savings occurred in 2006 and 2007, as the government
replaced 9 million regular light bulbs with energy-saving
models and swapped 2.3 million old refrigerators for
Presa spoke to The Associated Press during a Monday
gathering of the Petrocaribe regional energy group.
Cuba launched its "energy revolution" with new generation
and saving initiatives after severe blackouts during
summer 2004 in the antiquated electrical grid.