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
"Light up your life" is an innovative program of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Philips that seeks to promote efficient and sustainable energy in low-income communities in Peru, Colombia, Mexico, and Brazil. … [Read more...] about 5 Ways Sustainable Energy Can Help Your Community