In 2010, the IDB approved its first Programme of Rural Electrification (PER) in Bolivia, of which the objective was to grant access to electricity to the most remote areas of Bolivia. It resulted in more than 3,000 km of distribution lines and two transmission lines of 200 km that became operational in 2015. Now, Bolivia is looking to enhance rural electrification and its … [Read more...] about Enhancing Rural Electrification and its Productive Use in Bolivia
The global auto industry is in the midst of unprecedented disruption. Emissions limits in the world’s leading economies are forcing automakers to electrify their portfolios. In 2018, Elon Musk’s all-electric startup, Tesla, outsold BMW, Lexus and Mercedes Benz in the US, and nearly every major automaker has announced plans to electrify their line-up by 2025. Bloomberg New … [Read more...] about Jamaica, drive electric! Electric Mobility Critical to Energy Security
The Role of Expansion Plans Promoting Feasible Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) The future of energy needs to be sustainable. In the future, energy consumption should not be associated with CO2 emission. Among many uncertainties, this seems to be an agreement. All the IDB member countries signed the Paris Agreement, pledging to make efforts to stabilize … [Read more...] about Aligning Electricity Investment Plans and Climate Policy Commitments in LAC
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?
New evidence shows that light improves the potential learning of citizens and may help reduce the cycle of poverty. Rural electrification may have a direct impact on reducing primary school dropout, a recent study published by the IDB's Energy Division shows that Schooling is associated with the reduction of child labor and is considered an important step in the search to … [Read more...] about Light for rural education: more Energy to reduce School Dropout