The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), in collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and with the financing support of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), conducted a series of workshops and technical visits as part of the RELAC initiative. The collaboration aimed to enhance the technical capabilities of the participants so that they could … [Read more...] about Strengthening Energy Storage Capacities in RELAC Countries: A Technical Dive into NREL
During the first week of September 2023, in collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Korea Energy Agency (KEA) welcomed a delegation from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico, Paraguay, and Uruguay to the “2023 IDB-KEA Training Program on Renewable Energy and Green Hydrogen” in South Korea. This program covered a wide range of topics on energy … [Read more...] about Learning from Korea’s push on renewable energy and green hydrogen
At the climate summit in Glasgow, UN Secretary-General António Guterres had a blunt message: “The six years since the Paris Climate Agreement have been the six hottest years on record. Our addiction to fossil fuels is pushing humanity to the brink”. To stand a chance of limiting global warming to 1.5°C, the goal that international leaders have set to keep the climate crisis … [Read more...] about Six reasons why supporting natural gas can put public finances at risk
Second call for Expressions of Interest to be part of the University Network of the Energy HUB of Latin America and the Caribbean. The Energy Division of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) opens a new call directed to institutions and universities in the region to join the University Network of Latin America and the Caribbean. Interested universities and research … [Read more...] about Do you want to join the University Network of the Energy HUB?
Governments around the world have launched economic recovery packages in response to the recession brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Two key themes feature prominently: investments in digitalization and green technologies. Both China and the EU have established reactivation plans supporting 5G telecommunications networks, big data and artificial intelligence. The EU has … [Read more...] about COVID-19 Precipitated the Age of Copper: Are Producing Countries Prepared to Supply the World and Capture Greater Value?