Who has not heard of smart grids? The term is increasingly common in discussions about the present and future of the electrical grid. But, what is a smart grid? Some people equate smart grids with smart meters that measure and inform the user in real time about energy consumption and its cost. Others see smart grids as the control of distributed generators connected to homes or … [Read more...] about All you need to know about Smart grids: the future of the network
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. Technological advances over the past decade have broadened the potential for application of the technology, and the sector is now on the cusp of a major revival. Hydrokinetic turbines capture energy in much … [Read more...] about Damless Hydropower: a renewable energy solution for Latin America?
Brazilians are raging. Much like in the movies. Sao Paulo’s unsustainable growth strikes again. But this time traffic congestion is not the problem. What the inhabitants of this mega city are facing is a severe water shortage, in spite of the violent storms that flooded the city in December. Pollution, over pumping and an increase in the number of illegal water tapping all … [Read more...] about Current water crisis leaves Latin America thirsty for sustainability
Most experts agree that Latin America's increased use of natural gas to generate electricity is here to stay. Why? And what could this mean for climate change? The trend is largely driven by Mexico´s switch from fueling electricity with oil products to natural gas. This comes as a result of improved access to natural gas, as well as lower costs. In the year 2000, the country’s … [Read more...] about Is more natural gas good for our planet?
The enrollment period for the ‘Climate Finance Essentials: Innovative Finance for the Climate Change Challenge’ course is now open until January 25th. This is the second time this course is offered. The first delivery of the course (2014) was immensely sought for and received over 500 applicants from across the globe. Don’t miss the opportunity to take the upcoming delivery, … [Read more...] about Free course on climate finance essentials. Apply today!