In Latin America and the Caribbean, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from energy reached their highest levels in 2013. However, from 2014 to 2019, regional emissions decreased at an annual rate of 1.74%, to the growing share of renewables in the electricity generation mix, which rose from 53% in 2013 to 59% in 2019, as reported by the Inter-American Development Bank's Energy … [Read more...] about Latin America and the Caribbean can mitigate climate change by tapping into its energy efficiency potential
Have you ever wondered how electric power and telecommunications could be combined to improve infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)? Certainly there is a lot of synergy in several countries in the region for both sectors. For this reason, on April 19 at 2:00 p.m. (ET) the IDB, in collaboration with the Association of Latin American Electricity Distributors … [Read more...] about Digital Utilities of the Future: New frontiers in Energy and Telecommunications shared services
3 lessons learned from our collaboration with other energy institutions and Latin America’s path to decarbonization The global energy market has experienced volatility, price increases, and energy security challenges on many fronts in recent years. According to the 2022 World Energy Outlook, geopolitical and economic concerns have affected the energy markets worldwide, … [Read more...] about Collaboration as a catalyst for decarbonization
Imagine having key and updated data from the electricity distribution sector in LAC in just one place. Certainly, it would facilitate comparison, analysis, and regional research. We have good news for you! Next October 27, at 2:30 pm (EDT) the IDB will be launching two initiatives in partnership with the Energy Hub: Electrorating and Electrokit. Sign up! Why are these … [Read more...] about Great news for the Electricity Sector: Electrorating and Electrokit
The IDB has estimated that in less than 10 years (by 2030), Latin America and the Caribbean needs more than $577 billion to close the electric power gap. Of that total, the region will need around $397 billion to build new generation, transmission, and distribution infrastructure, and more than $180 billion to replace and maintain existing assets. Private investment, … [Read more...] about How open to private-sector involvement is the electric power industry in Latin America and the Caribbean?