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
Cinthya Pastor*, María Eugenia Rivas, Tomás Serebrisky The IDB’s 2020 flagship book, From Structures to Services, seeks to motivate us to think on today’s basic infrastructure services and on how technological disruption will change the way these services will be delivered in the future. Latin America and the Caribbean has pending challenges in relation to infrastructure … [Read more...] about Smart Grids: How Korea is Doing it
The global landscape of the extractive sector is changing rapidly. Digital disruption and automation are reshaping opportunities for those who work in the sector. Global efforts are underway to decarbonize our societies but with the added challenge of an increasing demand for the minerals needed for this transition. At the same time, the economic repercussions of the COVID-19) … [Read more...] about Achieving gender equality in the extractive industries
FSR and IDB are proud to launch 20 scholarships for women Accelerating the Energy Transition in Latin America and the Caribbean. While the representation of women in the energy sector shows signs of improvement, there is still much work to do to promote gender equality. According to one study, in 2016 women made up 5% of executive directors worldwide, 19% of non-executive … [Read more...] about Scholarship: Women Accelerating the Energy Transition in LAC
Since confinement measures began to be applied, we have been forced to remain inside our homes for a long period of time. These measures of social distancing have required the reduction of economic activities, the closing of schools, and the limitation of physical displacement. In the region, a huge number of people share residences with their families or other co-inhabitants … [Read more...] about The quarantine and its dwellers: ¿Do we change our electricity consumption behavior?