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
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?
Hydropower presents many advantages as a source of energy, even though it is often complex from the environmental and social perspective. It is based on relatively simple and robust technology, easy to adapt to different conditions. Hydropower projects have a long-term life span, often benefiting several generations. Due to its long operational life and low operation and … [Read more...] about 4 ways to invest responsibly in hydropower
Nearly half of the global electric power capacity could come from solar energy by 2025, according to McKinsey & Company. Multiple Latin American and Caribbean countries, benefitting from exceptional resources and evolved regulatory frameworks, have seen rapid growth in solar energy in the last few years. Utility scale projects are now considered commercially viable and … [Read more...] about Four countries leading in solar in Latin America and the Caribbean