Harnessing river flows through the use of water wheels dates back thousands of years and is considered by many to be the first application of renewable energy technology. … [Read more...] about Damless Hydropower: a renewable energy solution for Latin America?
Small hydroelectric plants (SHP) have been conceived in Argentina as part of the strategy to address climate change under Nationally Appropriated Mitigation Actions (NAMA), which form part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). … [Read more...] about Small hydropower as a response to climate change
Our new Caribbean Energy Dossiers offer a comprehensive deep dive into the energy landscape of seven Eastern Caribbean countries: Dominica, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, Trinidad and Tobago. … [Read more...] about Seeking to Transform Energy in Saint Lucia
With around 96% electricity access, Latin American and the Caribbean is on the way to becoming the first developing world region to achieve universal electricity access. However, the Sustainable Energy for All Americas initiative acknowledges that providing access to the last 25 million people in the region by 2030 will require coordinated planning and investment. … [Read more...] about Planning for Universal Electricity Access in Latin America and the Caribbean
With the end to Mexico’s state monopoly over energy and the opening up to foreign investment in 2013, new employment opportunities are arising in the renewable energy sector. But what skills do these jobs require? And is the workforce ready to meet private sector demands? … [Read more...] about Youth Help Build a Renewable Energy Future in Mexico