The United Nations, following the objectives of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) initiative, has the goal that all the planet's inhabitants will receive electricity service in their homes and sustainably by 2030. This measure, together with others, responds to the understanding that energy is a key element for human development and that it can help those who don’t have it … [Read more...] about Universal Access to Electricity: How Much Power is Enough?
Did You Know That Coal is the Primary Source of Electricity in Chile?
Electricity Generation and Losses by Source in Chile, 2012 Perhaps most surprising fact is that wood is the second source of electricity in Chile. Look at the electricity generation mix of Chile in 2012* which uses data from the International Energy Agency. Of the energy consumed in the process of electricity generation, coal accounts for 37% and wood for 24%. Gas accounts … [Read more...] about Did You Know That Coal is the Primary Source of Electricity in Chile?
Smart Solutions put Energy Efficiency in the Spotlight in Latin America
*This post was first published in The Guardian. Energy efficiency provides the cleanest, cheapest, and quickest solution to meet worldwide energy demand. Long-term energy scenarios developed by the International Energy Agency assign energy efficiency the largest role in reducing carbon emissions to mitigate climate change. This role is much greater than all other means … [Read more...] about Smart Solutions put Energy Efficiency in the Spotlight in Latin America
Welcome to Energy for the Future
Welcome to “Energy for the Future,” the IDB Energy Division blog for sharing innovative ideas about energy in Latin America and the Caribbean. One of the most pressing issues of our time is how to provide sustainable and affordable energy options and invest in infrastructure that will maintain a high quality of life for future generations at the lowest cost. … [Read more...] about Welcome to Energy for the Future
3 Surprising Facts about Energy in Chile
Electricity generation and losses by source in Chile, 2012 The primary source of energy is wood in Chile Look at the energy mix of Chile in 2012 built with data from the International Energy Agency. On the left side, we have all primary energy sources from fossil fuels and wood to hydropower and unconventional, solar and wind renewables. Biofuels, including wood … [Read more...] about 3 Surprising Facts about Energy in Chile