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
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
Español The household sector is a key stakeholder in energy markets, mainly its regulation and policies. Since 1971, electricity and gas demand from Latin American and Caribbean households has more than tripled, outpacing high energy-intensive sectors such as transportation and manufacturing, and reshaping aggregate energy demand. Balancing affordability, quality, and … [Read more...] about How Do Households Consume Energy in Latin America and the Caribbean?
COVID-19 reminds us of the importance of continually investing in energy efficiency and technologies to reach a sustainable energy matrix in the Caribbean. Energy efficiency and sustainability are recurring issues that challenge the Caribbean energy sector. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the energy sector has been vulnerable to the effects of climate change. The frequency … [Read more...] about Transforming the energy system in the Caribbean: technological disruption, and resilience
Investment in sustainable infrastructure and renewable energy has become a key part of economic recovery plans for major economies. Many countries are taking an opportunity in this current crisis to propose recovery programs that can help address climate change and promote sustainable development. Examples of such proposals include advancing sector digitalization, … [Read more...] about Accelerating the energy transition, the key to a green recovery