May 2021 unplugged many firsts for the Jamaican electric vehicle sector! That month, the utility launched its first public electric vehicle charging facility, and a new market entrant commissioned four additional public charging stations. Barbados, in comparison, has turned into the top user of electric vehicles per capita in the Caribbean, with over 430 EVs on the island’s … [Read more...] about Electrifying the Caribbean: Plugging in Electric Vehicles
The share of non-conventional renewable sources in Latin America and the Caribbean continues to grow steadily. This potential favored by existing natural resources, the implementation of auctions, and the security to invest can ensure a global future with net-zero emissions. Investment in renewable energy capacity in the region grew 43% in 2019 compared to the previous year. … [Read more...] about A global net-zero emissions future: harnessing the strengths of Latin America
How can we encourage girls and women to be interested, study and work in science, technology and engineering? Throughout history, the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) have been shaped by gender biases that exclude women and girls. The unequal access to education, technology and leadership positions have alienated countless brilliant … [Read more...] about The energy sector needs more talent and diversity!
The spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has led the countries of the region to implement different economic and social measures to reduce its impact. The uncertainty caused by the lack of a vaccine, the fast spread of the virus, or the uncertain time it may take to return to a normal routine causes more concern. The immediate priority of governments is to guarantee health … [Read more...] about Keeping the light on: How to ensure electric power services
In the cold moor of Cuchumatanes, on the Guatemalan plateau, the warmth of an efficient stove allows the food to be prepared inside small dwellings. It is dawn and the ideal time to prepare coffee and then after breakfast for the family. It only remains to wait for the day light to start chores, labor, school and other everyday activities. This is a common scenario in some … [Read more...] about Efficient stoves to improve children and women’s health in Guatemala