Hydropower has long been the main source of electricity generation in Latin America and the Caribbean, followed by petroleum products and natural gas. But in the last decade natural gas has surged in importance. … [Read more...] about Latin America is Fired Up about Natural Gas
The dramatic drop in the price of crude oil from around 100 dollars per barrel ($/b) in June 2014 to just over 30 $/b today has produced a wealth of commentary and analyses. Some have focused on the impact that such a steep decline will have on oil exporters, others have discussed the potential benefits to consumers, and there have also been good discussions on fiscal and … [Read more...] about A New Model for the Oil Market
With the end to Mexico’s state monopoly over energy and the opening up to foreign investment in 2013, new employment opportunities are arising in the renewable energy sector. But what skills do these jobs require? And is the workforce ready to meet private sector demands? … [Read more...] about Youth Help Build a Renewable Energy Future in Mexico
How can we promote investment in the Caribbean, a region which has long experienced some of the highest energy costs in the world? There are significant barriers to obtaining financing to develop energy efficiency projects in the region. … [Read more...] about Innovative Finance Models for Energy Efficiency
In Latin America and the Caribbean, women often responsible for taking care of the home and raising children. In the region, millions of women stay at home to take care of the housework and children. What does this have to do with energy? A lot. … [Read more...] about How can Energy Efficiency Improve the Lives of Women?