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Cuba: The Disregarded Energy Revolution

Almost unnoticed by the public and also most energy experts in Germany, an energy revolution took place in Cuba („revolución energética“). This energy revolution was initiated by Cuba ́s President Fidel Castro in the year 2005 and in some aspects even surpasses the German Energiewende.

Dieter Seifried was on site and reports about the realization and success of this energy revolution. One example showcased in this report is the replacement program for refrigerators, which has created macroeconomic annual savings of over 200 Million Euros.

The report also highlights the parallels and differences with the German energy effi ciency policies and explains in which sectors the Cuban model can give interesting guidance and inspiration for the German Energiewende.

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