The price of solar energy has been dropping dramatically during last 20 years and the projections suggest that it will maintain that trend in the coming years. In a near future, solar energy in Suriname will be cheaper than the electricity coming conventional fossil fuel plants. According to the International Renewable Energies Agency (IRENA) the global weighted average … [Read more...] about What is the future of Solar energy in Suriname?
In the norther region of South America, in a small village surrounded by the forest and by the not distant Atlantic Ocean, a group of young students in a rural school learn about the graphic representation of earth. In the world map, these pupils could see their country sharing border with Brazil, Guyana and French Guiana, but they could also identify their own … [Read more...] about Where is Pokigron? Lighting up and developing a community identity
"How to turn on the light in Haiti" (available in Spanish) tells the story of a successful rural electrification program in Haiti, a program that could be implemented in other rural areas of Latin America and the Caribbean. … [Read more...] about How to Turn on the Lights in Haiti
*This article was published in Spanish in El Financiero. Mexico is a major producer of oil and gas, but it is moving steadily towards the goal of improving energy efficiency and increasing the use of renewable energy. The question is, can more be done? … [Read more...] about Should Mexico Capture Carbon?
There are 1.4 billion people that lack energy access worldwide, 25 million of these live in Latin America. Yet, with a coordinated effort, Latin America and the Caribbean could be the first region in the world to reach universal access to modern energy. … [Read more...] about Scaling Up Sustainable Energy in Latin America and the Caribbean