Renewable Energy

Innovate to Connect: towards universal access in Panama

Innovar para lograr el acceso universal

Latin America and the Caribbean has made important progress in increasing access to modern energy in the region, with the goal of reaching universal coverage by 2030, or earlier. As of 2019, 97.1% of the population has access to electricity and 88% to energy and clean technologies for cooking. However, there are still challenges given …

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A plan to achieve 70% renewable energy in the electricity matrix by 2030

Paneles solares-un plan para alcanzar 70% de energía renovable

In recent months, global awareness of the urgency of achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement has increased. Following recent IPCC reports, the energy transition took concrete shape: achieving net zero emissions globally around 2050. In the coming months, world leaders will meet to find viable paths to meet this challenge. The summit of the …

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Five things you should know about the energy sector in Latin America and the Caribbean

Chile_cosas que debes saber sobre energia

18 million people do not have access to electricity in Latin America and the Caribbean. In the year 2030, there should not be a single citizen of Latin America and the Caribbean without electricity. This figure is equivalent to the population of Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Honduras, or close to the total population of Ecuador. …

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Colombia gains position in the green hydrogen industry in Latin America

Hidrógeno verde-posicionamiento de Colombia

Colombia publishes today the hydrogen roadmap, a key step for the strategic positioning of the country in an industry that could revolutionize energy markets in the coming decades. Hydrogen, the most abundant chemical element in the atmosphere, which can be used as an industrial raw material, fuel and energy vector for the storage and transport …

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The figures that set the pace of the region’s energy matrix during COVID-19

Subestación eléctrica. Hitos que marcaron la matriz de generación

The health and economic crisis resulting from COVID-19 generated a drop and transformation in energy demand. The IDB regularly monitors the impact on the electricity system through technical notes, blogs, and a data visualization tool in the Energy HUB. Learn about the milestones that set the pace of the energy matrix in Latin America and …

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Solar cities as an engine of green recovery

Ciudades solares como motor de la recuperación verde

Cities consume more than two-thirds of the world’s energy and are responsible for 70% of greenhouse gas emissions. However, new electricity generation technologies such as distributed solar energy present a unique opportunity for cities to be more sustainable, resilient, and at the same time, support a true green recovery of the economy. This situation is …

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