In a warming world, demand for cooling is rising, and with it the risks for vulnerable populations who are unable to access it today. Providing sustainable cooling for all does not necessarily mean an air-conditioner in every home; it means access to affordable and sustainable solutions to address the needs of the vulnerable, such as access to nutritious food and safe … [Read more...] about The Growing Challenge of Sustainable Cooling in a Post-Pandemic Era in LAC
Cinthya Pastor*, María Eugenia Rivas, Tomás Serebrisky The IDB’s 2020 flagship book, From Structures to Services, seeks to motivate us to think on today’s basic infrastructure services and on how technological disruption will change the way these services will be delivered in the future. Latin America and the Caribbean has pending challenges in relation to infrastructure … [Read more...] about Smart Grids: How Korea is Doing it
Second call for Expressions of Interest to be part of the University Network of the Energy HUB of Latin America and the Caribbean. The Energy Division of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) opens a new call directed to institutions and universities in the region to join the University Network of Latin America and the Caribbean. Interested universities and research … [Read more...] about Do you want to join the University Network of the Energy HUB?
A digital solution for loss reduction: SMART metering infrastructure Encouraged by the opportunities presented by the continued evolution of digital technologies within the electricity sector, the main electricity supplier of Guyana has made important advancements in the last years to transform the sector. The Guyana Power and Light Inc. (GPL) is the main state-owned … [Read more...] about Guyana’s power utility prepares for the future
It is estimated that the cheapest green hydrogen (H2) production in 2030 would come from Latin American countries. Latest data on hydrogen levelized costs shows: 1) a decrease of 13% in the 2030 green H2 forecast, compared to the previous outlook; 2) by 2030, green hydrogen should be cheaper than blue hydrogen in many markets and it will be competitive with natural gas … [Read more...] about Would green hydrogen be the natural development of Latin America and Caribbean renewables endowment?