Chile focuses on non-hydro resources to avert energy crisis

According to a report by the Agence France Presse (AFP), Chile could face electricity rationing because of this year’s low rainfall. In an effort to avoid this, the South American nation is busy exploring alternative energy sources.
 
The lack of frequent rains has contributed to this crisis in its power generation, which currently depends heavily on hydroelectricity.
 
According to the minister of Public Works, Hernan de Solminihac, Chile’s water reserves have fallen by 32 per cent compared to last year.
 
Chile has been using more coal and gas natural to generate electricity despite concerns over the environment impact and the volatility of gas prices says the AFP report
 
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