Energy is key for economic development. Oil, gas, and electricity serve as an important input for transport and industry processes. Electricity is essential for household’s well-being, and commercial activities. Moreover, the quality of most public services, such as health and education, rely on electricity. Historically, demand growth is coupled with economic development. … [Read more...] about Energy transition and economic development: a challenge or an opportunity for Brazil?
IDB participated in the XXIII Meeting of the Ibero-American Regulatory Association (ARIAE) in which a Regional Cooperation in Support of LAC regions regulators was launched. Energy regulation has been a key element for credibility and predictability to the energy sector; it is the backbone for balancing key objectives of attracting new investment and protecting consumers. … [Read more...] about What should be the next steps for energy regulation in this innovation era?
The digital economy is powered by cloud-based data services around the world, such services are growing at a staggering pace of 30-40% annually for some data providers. A key component of cloud-based services is to have data centers that are located close to data domain centers, to reduce the latency of data management and transfer. Powering these data centers and thus … [Read more...] about Does LAC Have the Energy It Takes to Become a World Leader Host of Data Centers?
Investments in energy efficiency can support cities to have a smarter use of energy, helping them to reduce carbon emissions. Moreover, energy efficiency may optimize the use of public resources, which are often scarce. Cities consume more than 65 percent of the World’s Energy and are responsible for more than 70 percent of global greenhouse emissions. In countries such as … [Read more...] about Three solutions to reduce energy consumption in your city
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