The dry wind and unrelenting sun left one uncomfortably exposed. The wafer thin air challenged every breath and made each step feel like my legs were encased in lead. Yet the journey into this Martian landscape disturbed by volcanoes in Chile’s Atacama Desert was well-worth it. South America’s first, and the highest of its kind at 4500 meters above sea level, the Cerro … [Read more...] about Pioneering climate fund shows us what real transformations can look like
The case was promising right from the start. In 2016, the project came knocking at IDB Invest’s door: a Chilean company in the field of telecommunications and information technology offered a solution to provide sustainable public lighting working inclusively. Could it also be profitable? … [Read more...] about Chile: Sustainably lighting up people’s lives
When Invema plant, the main plastic recycler in Honduras starts operating, a success formula resonates. It is one of the commercial companies that took advantage of the photovoltaic energy boom in the country. Its case demonstrates how the private sector’s investment in solar energy can facilitate greater economic and sustainable development for the country. Six years ago, … [Read more...] about Solar energy: The revolution spurring development in Honduras
Beyond the extraordinary Norway’s landscapes, characteristic of the planet’s cold temperate zones, decorated with a display of impressive fjords, there are two aspects of this country that particularly drew my attention: the first is that 99% of the energy consumed is hydro energy; and the second is that after oil and gas, the most important export item is precisely electrical … [Read more...] about Water management: the key for the successful hydroelectric generation in Norway
Recently The New York Times highlighted Chile’s energy transformation. The profile told the story of Chile’s clean energy market revolution. However, missing from the story was one key component that facilitated Chile’s sustainable energy surge: donor funds. Donor funds supported by governments can lower cost and risk barriers, which limit financing for renewable energy … [Read more...] about What powers Chile’s energy transformation?