The Dominican Republic’s energy sector is at a crossroads. Currently, the country depends on fossil fuel imports for 86% of its electricity generation, bringing enormous economic and environmental costs and necessitating a transition to a more sustainable energy system. The Dominican government is considering phasing out the use of petroleum for electricity—which currently accounts for over 40% of generation—by increasing imports of coal or LNG. In this Sustainable Electricity Roadmap for the Dominican Republic, the Worldwatch Institute conducts the technical, socioeconomic, financial, and policy assessments needed to create a smooth transition to an energy system that is socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable.
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