All electricity in Chile should come from renewable energy by 2040, a leading candidate in the country’s presidential elections has said. Sebastian Piñera, of the centre-right National Renewal party, was president between 2010 and 2014 and is currently ahead in the polls. Chile currently has to import large amounts of fossil fuels because it has virtually no deposits of its own. However the country is prime territory for wind and solar power plants because of its long coastline and desert climate. Speaking at a campaign rally, Mr Piñera outlined ambitious plans to decarbonise power generation and public transport.
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