News headlines for “Energy Security”

  1. Crisis Hits Oil Industry and Energy Transition Alike

    Friday, May 22, 2020

    MEXICO CITY, May 22 (IPS) - While it attempts to cushion the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the Latin American and Caribbean region also faces concerns about the future of the energy transition and state-owned oil companies.

  2. Mexico's Development Banks Fuel the Fossil Energy Trade

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020

    Since 2012, Teresa Castellanos has fought the construction of a gas-fired power plant in Huexca, in the central Mexican state of Morelos, adjacent to the country's capital.

  3. Electricity Demand During Lockdown: Evidence from Argentina

    Tuesday, April 28, 2020

    BUENOS AIRES, Apr 28 (IPS) - Electricity demand normally depends on such variables as retail electricity rates, daytime temperature, time and day of the week, economic activity and consumer type (i.e. residential, commercial, industrial, etc.).

  4. Bioenergy, the Ugly Duckling of Mexico's Energy Transition

    Friday, April 10, 2020

    OAXACA, Mexico, Apr 10 (IPS) - Rosa Manzano carefully arranges pieces of wood in a big mud igloo that, seven days after it is full, will produce charcoal of high caloric content.

  5. Walking the Talk on Climate Change after the Pandemic: Reorienting State-Owned Enterprises towards Sustainability

    Tuesday, March 31, 2020

    MEXICO, Mar 31 (IPS) - This year started with the news of the appearance of a new virus, COVID-19. The impact and severity of its effects in public health, mortality and the world economy are overwhelming. No public health system was prepared for this crisis, and yet governments are reacting deploying different policies to mitigate the crisis, and recover as fast as possible.

  6. Mexico's Plan to Upgrade Hydropower Plants Faces Hurdles

    Monday, March 30, 2020

    MEXICO CITY, Mar 30 (IPS) - Water security and profitability are the Achilles heels of the plan to modernise 60 hydroelectric plants in Mexico, drawn up by the administration of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

  7. Young People Bring Solar Energy to Schools in the Argentine Capital

    Thursday, March 19, 2020

    BUENOS AIRES, Mar 19 (IPS) - "The idea came to a group of schoolmates and me in 2014, but we never thought it could become a reality," says Sebastián Ieraci, 23, as he points to a multitude of photovoltaic solar panels shining on the roof of the Antonio Devoto High School in the Argentine capital.

  8. Giant Itaipú Dam and Bacteria Join Forces for Clean Energy and Environment

    Wednesday, March 18, 2020

    FOZ DO IGUAÇU, Brazil, Mar 18 (IPS) - "It used to be complicated, I would have lunch with the flies," recalls Pedro Colombari, laughing, on his 400-hectare farm where he fattens 5,000 pigs and raises 400 cattle outside of a small town in southern Brazil.

  9. Tackling Climate Change and Preserving the Water Body: A Bangladeshi Perspective

    Monday, February 17, 2020

    NEW YORK, Feb 17 (IPS) - For any riverine country, the state of the water body around big cities and conditions of major rivers hold a leadership position in the overall climate effects and how the water body is protected and preserved impacts the entire economy and living standards of that country.

  10. Synergy with Hydropower Plants Boosts Biogas Production in Brazil

    Monday, February 10, 2020

    FOZ DO IGUAÇU, Brail, Feb 10 (IPS) - Fomenting biogas production among agricultural producers may seem at first glance to be a distraction from the purpose of Itaipu, the giant hydroelectric power plant shared by Brazil and Paraguay, but in fact it is part of their energy business strategy.

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