Germany will support effort for renewable energy

Germany will support Costa Rica in a new project for renewable energy, said Dirk Niebel, German minister of economic cooperation and development. He spoke Thursday during a press conference at Casa Presidencial.

Niebel had met with President Laura Chinchilla Miranda and Enrique Castillo, minister of foreign affairs, earlier in the morning, in which they discussed a new cooperative relationship between both countries in security and environment issues.

“Costa Rica aspires to play a large role with Germany,” said Castillo.

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, a German organization that supports international cooperation for sustainable development, will help install a project for renewable energy in the country. Costa Rica has good results for producing low-emission energy said Niebel.

The idea for the project came from Costa Rican Minister of Economics, who said that the initiative is the first of its kind worldwide. The project is supposed to expand and benefit into the rest of Central America. Wednesday he visited the site of a proposed windmill generating project in Escazú.

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