News headlines for “Energy Security”

  1. Distributed Generation Provides Hope of Energy for the Poor in Brazil

    RÍO DE JANEIRO, Oct 28 (IPS) - "Showing solidarity is consuming the energy generated in your own municipality" - this is the motto of a project of distributed electricity generation in one of Brazil's many poor neighbourhoods.

  2. Capture of CO2 and Hydrogen as Part of Latin America's Energy Future

    MEXICO CITY, Oct 22 (IPS) - While struggling to increase the generation and consumption of renewable energy, Latin America is beginning to see the rise of new technologies, such as the capture and storage of carbon and hydrogen from fossil fuels or wind and solar energy.

  3. Community Hydropower Dam Lights Up Salvadoran Villages

    CAROLINA, El Salvador, Oct 07 (IPS) - The people of Potrerillos, a village located in northeastern El Salvador, worked hard to achieve something that many doubted they could do: harness the waters of the Carolina River to install a community mini hydroelectric plant, which supplies them with cheap energy.

  4. Energy Transition and Post-Covid Recovery, a Challenge for Latin America

    MEXICO CITY, Oct 02 (IPS) - The way forward for energy transition and its link to an economic recovery after the depression caused by the covid-19 pandemic is focusing attention in Latin America and Europe, according to the 2nd Madrid Energy Conference (MEC), which concluded this Friday 2.

  5. Community Hydropower Dam Illuminates Life in Salvadoran Villages

    CAROLINA, El Salvador, Sep 30 (IPS) - Ermelinda Lobos's life has improved substantially since she and the rest of the people in her small village, hidden in the mountains of northeastern El Salvador, worked hard to build a mini hydroelectric plant and become self-sufficient in energy.

  6. Intercontinental Energy Forum to Discuss Post-Covid Challenges

    MEXICO CITY, Sep 25 (IPS) - The economic recovery after the covid-19 pandemic, renewable energy, the gas situation, regulations and investment; mobility and transport, as well as new technologies and the progress of the Paris Agreement will be discussed at the Madrid Energy Conference from 28 September to 2 October.

  7. Making State-Owned Enterprises Work for Climate in China and Beyond

    WASHINGTON, Sep 24 (IPS) - President Xi Jinping announced on Tuesday China's aim to become carbon neutral before 2060. Achieving this goal will require the support and engagement of China's state-owned enterprises (SOEs), as they currently generate more than half of the country's energy sector emissions. SOEs are major drivers of greenhouse gas emissions globally, particularly in emerging economies

  8. Looking for Jobs in Latin America - Can the Energy Transition Help?

    VERNON, Canada, Sep 22 (IPS) - Can the "energy transition" in Latin America help address the risks caused by greenhouse gases (GHG) on the climate, and the economic depression caused by the pandemic?

  9. State-Owned Companies Are Key to Climate Success in Developing Countries, but Are Often Overlooked in the International Dialogue

    WASHINGTON, Sep 16 (IPS) - Later this month, government officials and climate stakeholders will once again converge on New York City (this time virtually) for Climate Week and the United Nations meetings.  And while there will be much discussion about the important role that actors such as private businesses, civil society and cities will need to play in the climate change effort, there will once again be relatively little discussion about one key cohort: government-owned companies. 

  10. Energy Cooperatives Swim Against the Tide in Mexico

    MEXICO CITY, Aug 31 (IPS) - A Mexican solar energy cooperative, Onergia, seeks to promote decent employment, apply technological knowledge and promote alternatives that are less polluting than fossil fuels, in one of the alternative initiatives with which Mexico is seeking to move towards an energy transition.

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