Daily, millions of homes in Latin America and the Caribbean lose energy in the process of cooling or heating: in the case of dry climates, as in Mexicali, Mexico, households can consume more than 1,000 kWh / month for electricity in the warmer months due to the excessive use of air conditioning. In Chile, however, estimates indicate that households consume on average 830 kWheq … [Read more...] about 3 Keys to an Irresistible Energy Efficiency Program
Energy Dossiers: Check out our Energy Dossiers and Energy Database for more information about the composition and organization of the energy sector for different countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. All of the information presented in this summary was obtained from the Antigua and Barbuda Energy Dossier, which discusses the challenges and opportunities for the energy … [Read more...] about Want to Learn More About Energy in the Eastern Caribbean?
Even when oil is very cheap, biofuels have significant advantages and continue to expand their participation in the global energy mix. According to the International Energy Agency - IEA, ethanol and biodiesel currently account for 3% of the global energy consumption in the transport sector, and they may reach about 6% by 2040, as projected in the IEA’s New … [Read more...] about What are the Advantages of Modern Biofuels?
The recent agreement to tackle climate change made in Paris in December 2015 aims to ensure that the increase in average global temperature stays well below two degrees Celsius. It also recognizes the need to promote universal access to sustainable energy in developing countries through the increased deployment of renewable energy. Considering the above, the IDB aims to … [Read more...] about 5 Questions That Will Help You Develop Your Renewable Energy Project
Imagine that you go into a store looking for your next refrigerator. This is a major purchase, and you have a limited budget and hopes that the refrigerator will last many years. The seller shows you several models that fit what your needs and have a good price, size and come in the color you are looking for. Do you need to know more? … [Read more...] about From A to G: Tell Me What Letter You Buy and I’ll Tell You How Energy Efficient You Are