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?
The fight against climate change is one of the greatest global challenges of the 21st century, and as paradoxical as it may be, the mining industry, including lithium, will be responsible for providing much of the material needed to make this change possible. Today's environmental challenges require, among other things, a profound transformation of the global energy … [Read more...] about The time is now, tomorrow will be too late! Lithium, Li-ion batteries and the energy transition
There is an urgent need in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) to cut down black carbon emissions. In 2012, one fifth of the 4.3 million deaths in the world related to the use of solid fuels for cooking or heating, either caused by health issues or accidents, were in LAC. Estimates show that if no action is taken to improve air quality, annual premature mortality from PM2.5- … [Read more...] about The Urgent Need to ‘Clear up the Smoke’ through Clean Cooking Programs
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