Panama can drive Central America’s renewables revolution, according to a new report.

By upgrading the country’s ‘regulatory environment and power system management’ Panama’s shift to 70% clean power by 2050, as outlined in its National Energy Plan, is achievable – the report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) suggests.

Dr Victor Urrutia, Secretary for Energy for Panama said: “Panama can set a strong example for the Central American region by utilising our potential to generate 70% of our electricity from hydropower, wind and solar resources.

“In addition to the moral and ideological imperative, we also have an enormous interest and commitment to renewable energy, renewables are no longer an alternative option but instead offer a clear path to the future.”

Check out the report here.