*The 2016 key findings report is available in Portuguese here. The REN21 Renewables 2016 Global Status Report indicates that countries across Latin America and the Caribbean continue to have some of the world’s highest targeted shares for renewable energy deployment. The Renewables 2016 Global Status Report is the world’s most frequently referenced annual … [Read more...] about Latin America and the Caribbean Leading the Way in Renewable Energy
Even when oil is very cheap, biofuels have significant advantages and continue to expand their participation in the global energy mix. According to the International Energy Agency - IEA, ethanol and biodiesel currently account for 3% of the global energy consumption in the transport sector, and they may reach about 6% by 2040, as projected in the IEA’s New … [Read more...] about What are the Advantages of Modern Biofuels?
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) invites companies that are developing renewable energy projects in Latin America and/or the Caribbean to apply for support for project development needs. … [Read more...] about Call for Proposals for Support for the Preparation of Renewable Energy Projects
What is the importance of having a goal of sustainable development specifically dedicated to energy (SDG 7) as part of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for 2016 to 2030? Representatives of the Ministries of Energy of 18 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean met in Tarija, Bolivia on October 29, 2015 to discuss exactly this issue and to better understand … [Read more...] about 3 Ways to Support Sustainable Energy Development in Latin America and the Caribbean
*This post was first published in The Guardian. Energy efficiency provides the cleanest, cheapest, and quickest solution to meet worldwide energy demand. Long-term energy scenarios developed by the International Energy Agency assign energy efficiency the largest role in reducing carbon emissions to mitigate climate change. This role is much greater than all other means … [Read more...] about Smart Solutions put Energy Efficiency in the Spotlight in Latin America