Energy subsidies are widely used across the globe. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) estimates that energy subsidies cost trillions of dollars each year as they are increasingly used due to fiscal constraints, peaks in fuel prices, and the misalignment of incentives with climate change efforts. In addition to the heavy burden, … [Read more...] about Communication Strategies: A Key Element for Energy Subsidy Reforms in Latin America and the Caribbean
The energy transition is changing the dynamics of the global investment landscape and opening the door to new activities and business opportunities that will likely impact the sector’s labor market. Evidence from certain LAC countries suggests that for every million dollars invested in the energy sector’s emergent areas, between 7 and 49 new jobs are created. To fully unlock … [Read more...] about Unlocking the employment potential of Latin America’s Energy Transition
Since confinement measures began to be applied, we have been forced to remain inside our homes for a long period of time. These measures of social distancing have required the reduction of economic activities, the closing of schools, and the limitation of physical displacement. In the region, a huge number of people share residences with their families or other co-inhabitants … [Read more...] about The quarantine and its dwellers: ¿Do we change our electricity consumption behavior?
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