In Latin America and the Caribbean, investment levels in infrastructure have not matched green growth objectives in recent years. Now more than ever, with the socioeconomic crisis generated by the pandemic, investment in sustainable infrastructure is crucial for the economic recovery. An additional investment in infrastructure could significantly boost growth in the … [Read more...] about The IDB and UK join forces to invest in sustainable infrastructure in Peru
Did you know that in 2019 the losses from electrical transmission and distribution systems in Latin America and the Caribbean could have supplied electricity to more than 50 million homes? To reduce these losses, the IDB has developed Energizados, a tool that uses artificial intelligence to automate the detection of electrical fraud. For electricity to reach cities, … [Read more...] about Energizados, a tool to automate the detection of electrical fraud
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?