During the last few weeks, we have seen, heard, and read various information, in all possible media, about the pandemic that affects humanity. The impact of COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean is beginning to directly affect the lives of the population due to the decisions, both political and economic, that governments have taken in favor of social protection and human … [Read more...] about The electricity sector, a fundamental pillar in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic
The spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has led the countries of the region to implement different economic and social measures to reduce its impact. The uncertainty caused by the lack of a vaccine, the fast spread of the virus, or the uncertain time it may take to return to a normal routine causes more concern. The immediate priority of governments is to guarantee health … [Read more...] about Keeping the light on: How to ensure electric power services
Energy is key for economic development. Oil, gas, and electricity serve as an important input for transport and industry processes. Electricity is essential for household’s well-being, and commercial activities. Moreover, the quality of most public services, such as health and education, rely on electricity. Historically, demand growth is coupled with economic development. … [Read more...] about Energy transition and economic development: a challenge or an opportunity for Brazil?
An ongoing concern that the world is nowhere near achieving its carbon reduction goals is part of today’s global public policy agenda. Among the factors explaining the rise of carbon emissions are new investments in coal burning plants, and the advanced age of the existing coal power plants in developed economies. In 2015, global investments on coal power plants were over … [Read more...] about After the investment is done, fossil fuel plants will keep running for a while
The price of solar energy has been dropping dramatically during last 20 years and the projections suggest that it will maintain that trend in the coming years. In a near future, solar energy in Suriname will be cheaper than the electricity coming conventional fossil fuel plants. According to the International Renewable Energies Agency (IRENA) the global weighted average … [Read more...] about What is the future of Solar energy in Suriname?