One night in April 2016, girls and boys from the indigenous community of Santa Rosa de Huacaria, Peru played soccer for the first time as their parents cheered from the sidelines. They had spent their whole lives in a small community that had no public lighting, which limited their participation in sports and other social activities at night. … [Read more...] about What is the Human Impact of Sustainable Energy for All?
*The 2016 key findings report is available in Portuguese here. The REN21 Renewables 2016 Global Status Report indicates that countries across Latin America and the Caribbean continue to have some of the world’s highest targeted shares for renewable energy deployment. The Renewables 2016 Global Status Report is the world’s most frequently referenced annual … [Read more...] about Latin America and the Caribbean Leading the Way in Renewable Energy
The Sustainable Energy Marketplace for Latin America and the Caribbean, a joint initiative led by IDB and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is pleased to announce that it will award up to $300,000 in technical assistance to advance the development of six renewable energy projects. … [Read more...] about Sustainable Energy Marketplace Announces Project Winners
Latin America and the Caribbean have already reached 96% electricity coverage. The region could be the next to achieve universal access but there are still challenges that need to be addressed. The IDB is contributing to this endeavor. … [Read more...] about Contributing to “Sustainable Energy for All” in Latin America and the Caribbean
The atmosphere was filled with joy and enthusiasm as residents of Lima attended the inauguration of the newly lit Tahuantinsuyo Park sports field, located in the district of Comas in Lima, Peru. The event was part of the “Light Up Your Life” program, which is promoted by the IDB and Philips Lighting. … [Read more...] about Lighting Up Communities with the Latest Technology in Energy Efficiency