Imagine having key and updated data from the electricity distribution sector in LAC in just one place. Certainly, it would facilitate comparison, analysis, and regional research. We have good news for you! Next October 27, at 2:30 pm (EDT) the IDB will be launching two initiatives in partnership with the Energy Hub: Electrorating and Electrokit. Sign up! Why are these … [Read more...] about Great news for the Electricity Sector: Electrorating and Electrokit
The mining industry is not beloved in Latin America and Caribbean (LAC). This can be for good reason: we have learned of tailings disasters that have killed hundreds; projects that have generated riches that never reached communities; and corruption scandals that have permeated all levels of government, just to name a few. Importantly too, we are increasingly aware that … [Read more...] about Latin America and the Caribbean’s mining sector is key to fighting climate change
The global community has defined energy access as one of the essential pillars for development, and has included it among the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, specifically in SDG7, which proposes achieving universal access to modern, reliable, affordable and sustainable energy by 2030. … [Read more...] about Tools that provide solutions for isolated electrification systems
Despite the multiple benefits of energy efficiency, including those for end users, the environment, and the economy in general, energy efficiency in Latin America and the Caribbean has not taken off as could be expected. … [Read more...] about What are some of the main barriers for energy efficiency programs in the power sector in Latin America?
A new publication presents the electrical situation in Colombia's San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina Archipelago and analyzes the challenges faced and the alternatives that can lead the area to electrical sustainability, including measures related to efficient demand management (GED) and the development of non-conventional renewable energy (FNCER). … [Read more...] about Working Toward Sustainable Electricity in Colombia