Renewable Energy

Are we reducing energy emissions in Latin America and the Caribbean?

Emisiones de energía

Climate change is one of the great challenges of the 21st century and one of the priorities of the IDB’s 2025 vision. The Paris Agreement encourages all the signatory countries to have a common cause to undertake commitments (nationally determined contributions, NDC for its acronym in English) that mainly allow stabilizing and reducing greenhouse gas …

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Are we reducing energy emissions in Latin America and the Caribbean?

Emisiones de energía

Climate change is one of the great challenges of the 21st century and one of the priorities of the IDB’s 2025 vision. The Paris Agreement encourages all the signatory countries to have a common cause to undertake commitments (nationally determined contributions, NDC for its acronym in English) that mainly allow stabilizing and reducing greenhouse gas …

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Hydrogen sustainability beyond colors: the certification process

Sostenibilidad del hidrógeno

Hydrogen has become relevant in recent times, due to its ability to decarbonise the sectors of the economy that are most difficult to electrify and allow the fulfillment of the climate commitments acquired by countries worldwide, as well as potentially being a new vector for energy exports. Conceptually it seems simple to understand, hydrogen is …

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Central America consolidates the integration of the Regional Electricity Market

Central America consolidates the integration of the Regional Electricity Market

This month we celebrate 25 years of the signing of the Regional Electricity Market Framework Agreement between the six Central American countries. This Treaty establishes the development of the Regional Electricity Market (MER), and the construction of the infrastructure of the Electric Interconnection System of the Central American Countries (SIEPAC). It has been 25 years …

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Modernizing the hydroelectric sector, a question of gender equality

Hidroelectricidad género

Globally, women make up about 22% of the workforce in the traditional energy industry, and 32% of the workforce in the renewable energy sector, according to IRENA data. Studies have consistently shown that greater gender diversity leads to better business results. More women in business leadership leads to better and more efficient decision-making, fewer risks, …

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Ecuador’s progress and strategies to achieve universal access by 2030

Ecuador Acceso Universal

Fifty years ago, the development of rural and marginal urban electrification in Ecuador barely exceeded 50%. Practically half of the inhabited dwellings, some 600,000, did not have standardized electrical service. In addition, in those years, improvements in electricity coverage in the country implied great financial challenges, for example, for the development of new generation sources, …

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Compass and compass: the inclusion of people with disabilities in infrastructure and energy projects

Inclusión de personas con discapacidad infraestructura y energía

To successfully navigate the complex waters of inclusion of people with disabilities (PwD), you need to equip yourself with the right tools. To achieve this objective, the IDB developed two publications that aspire to contribute to all companies that provide infrastructure and energy services so that they can advance an agenda of greater inclusion of …

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