Before running, learn to walk: Reducing electricity losses as a first step to ensure energy security

Latin America and the Caribbean is the region that loses the most electricity in its transmission and distribution systems. Only in...
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Low carbon development opportunities with China

By Guy Edwards. As Latin American and Caribbean countries increasingly court Asia and especially China as a major trade and investment...
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Current water crisis leaves Latin America thirsty for sustainability

Brazilians are raging. Much like in the movies. Sao Paulo’s unsustainable growth strikes again. But this time traffic congestion is not...
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5 ways lack of access to energy affects women

By providing energy access, governments generate the conditions that ensure the basic health and welfare of their citizens, especially...
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Harnessing the power of microfinance to bring financing to those most vulnerable

Low-income communities in Latin America and the Caribbean do not have broad access to clean energy and energy efficient technologies;...
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Is more natural gas good for our planet?

Most experts agree that Latin America’s increased use of natural gas to generate electricity is here to stay. Why? And what could...
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Free course on climate finance essentials. Apply today!

The enrollment period for the ‘Climate Finance Essentials: Innovative Finance for the Climate Change Challenge’ course is now open...
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Is there such a thing as the “perfect” hydropower dam?

Big hydroelectric projects are rife with risks. Though cleaner than carbon-based energy sources, they have potential negative impacts...
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Geothermal Energy and Fuel Prices: Time to Seize the Moment

When the price of oil drops, there are winners and losers. People tend to think that all types of renewable energy lose out to cheap...
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We have the winners of our bloggers contest!

The time to publish the results of our contest for bloggers has finally arrived! After much deliberation, the jury has decided on a...
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Democratizing energy in Latin America and the Caribbean one step at a time

*By Alice Driver Before 2006, Roberto Ossandón, a farmer who lives in Chacay Alto in the rural mountains of northern Chile, depended on...
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“Biobolsa”: turning agricultural waste into biogas and organic fertilizer

* By Ignacio Fernández Admetlla Sistema Biobolsa is a social enterprise that manufactures, distributes, sells, and installs anaerobic...
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Antes de correr aprende a caminar: reducir las pérdidas de electricidad como primer paso para garantizar la seguridad energética

América Latina y el Caribe es la región que más electricidad pierde en sus sistemas de transmisión y distribución. Tan solo en 2012, la...
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¿Puede la ecología urbana ayudarnos a hacer frente al cambio climático?

Por Juliana Carvalho Cortes Silva, finalista del concurso de blogueros. ¡Sí! La ecología urbana puede ayudarnos, y mucho, a hacer...
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finalista concurso hablemos de cambio climático y sostenibilidad

Hakear ¿una nueva oportunidad para llegar al desarrollo sostenible?

Por Santiago Aldana Rivera, finalista del concurso de blogueros. Actualmente los países en desarrollo han encontrado el punto de...
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El acceso universal a la energía en América Latina y el Caribe

1,4 mil millones de personas carecen de acceso a la energía en todo el mundo y 24 millones de ellos viven en América Latina. Sin...
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