Guatemala has a firewood consumption problem. According to the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Guatemala is the country with the highest consumption of firewood in Central America. The energy sector is the second highest emitting sector with 39% of total emissions and firewood represents 57% of the total energy matrix. Close to … [Read more...] about In Guatemala the IDB is preparing a program to create a market of improved cookstoves.
On the September 27th and 28th 2018, the Interamerican Development Bank’s Energy Division held the workshop “Regulatory Challenges and Tools to the Introduction of New Technologies” in Washington, D.C., as part of the series Infrastructure Talks: Innovation in Infrastructure. The event counted with the presence of regulators and policymakers from 11 countries of the Latin … [Read more...] about REGULATORY CHALLENGES AND TOOLS TO THE INTRODUCTION OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES: COORDINATING REGULATORY PRIORITIES AND STRATEGIES IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
One of the first power generation technologies, created in the 19th century, is at the forefront of the digital revolution of the 21st century. Digital technology has been present in the electric sector since its inception, given its nature of high technological level. Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems (known as SCADA), have been common in power systems for … [Read more...] about Digitization: a revolution for the hydroelectric sector
This post was originally published in NewEnergy events Portal. As the global power sector becomes cleaner and more technologically advanced, there is one critical area which lags: diversity and gender equality. Globally, women represent only 20 percent of the energy sector workforce. Across Latin America and the Caribbean, women account for only 17 percent of senior … [Read more...] about HOW DO WE CLOSE THE ENERGY SECTOR GENDER GAP?
by Malaika Masson, Veronica R. Prado and Charlene Small Senior Regional Energy Specialist / Energy Specialist, Lead Investment Officer Inter-American Development Bank Group (IDB Group) The Inter-American Development Bank Group (IDBG) is proud to support the diversification of the energy mix in the Caribbean, promoting energy efficiency and strengthening … [Read more...] about Mobilizing the Future of Transportation in the Caribbean