News headlines for “Energy Security”

  1. Farmers in Brazil Benefit as Biogas Replaces Firewood

    - Inter Press Service

    RÍO DE JANEIRO, Apr 12 (IPS) - "Biogas is worth gold to us, we can no longer live without it," Claudete Volkswey, a poultry farmer in the municipality of Toledo, in the southwestern state of Paraná, Brazil, said enthusiastically about the new source of energy that has allowed her to get a good night’s sleep again, because she no longer has to get up to stoke the fire every two hours.

  2. The Invisible Women in Energy: Biomass Producers Who Deserve More Recognition

    - Inter Press Service

    WASHINGTON DC, Apr 08 (IPS) - As the world looks to address issues of gender equity, development and climate change, the importance of increasing the participation of women in the energy sector is gaining attention. To date, this topic has generally been framed around the underrepresentation of women in the energy workforce.

  3. Recipes with a Taste of Sustainable Development on the Coast of El Salvador

    - Inter Press Service

    SAN LUIS LA HERRADURA, El Salvador, Mar 31 (IPS) - Salvadoran villager Maria Luz Rodriguez placed the cheese on top of the lasagna she was cooking outdoors, put the pan in her solar oven and glanced at the midday sun to be sure there was enough energy for cooking.

  4. Indigenous Communities in Mexico Fight Energy Projects

    - Inter Press Service

    MEXICO CITY, Mar 19 (IPS) - Indigenous farmers on communally owned lands have blocked since 2016 a private solar farm in the southeastern Mexican state of Yucatan by means of legal action, due to the company’s failure to hold consultations with local native communities and the risk of environmental damage.

  5. Energy Crisis: Tribal Behavior or Quality Decisions Based on Conscious Trade-Offs?

    - Inter Press Service

    MONTEVIDEO, Feb 25 (IPS) - Crises, as the one we saw across the US and Mexico last week originated by Winter Storm Uri, provide ample material for reflection. This is particularly clear from a distant viewpoint and when benefitting from the fact of not being directly affected, as strong emotions and reactions that often bias our judgements are absent.

  6. A Growing Shift in the Narrative about Climate Action

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 25 (IPS) - A keen awareness about the intersection of our ecosystem and the “accelerating destabilisation of the climate” is helping shift the narrative for climate action and can help us transition from being polluters to becoming protectors of the climate, said Marco Lambertini, Director General at the World Wide Fund for Nature.

  7. Sustainable Energy Key to COVID-19 Recovery in Asia and the Pacific

    - Inter Press Service

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    BANGKOK, Thailand, Feb 22 (IPS) - The past year is one that few of us will forget. While the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have played out unevenly across Asia and the Pacific, the region has been spared many of the worst effects seen in other parts of the world. The pandemic has reminded us that a reliable and uninterrupted energy supply is critical to managing this crisis.

  8. In Argentinas Chaco Region, the Forest Is Also a Source of Electricity

    - Inter Press Service

    BUENOS AIRES, Feb 19 (IPS) - The forest is the main resource in the Chaco, a vast plain shared by Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay. And how to use it sustainably is the most difficult question. Two recently inaugurated power plants fired by forest biomass provide a possible answer, although they are not free of controversy.

  9. El Aromo Solar Project Sets Precedent for Renewable Energy in Ecuador

    - Inter Press Service

    SANTIAGO, Feb 04 (IPS) - In December 2020, the “El Aromo” solar energy project was approved in coastal Manabí province, Ecuador. Operated by the Spanish company Solarpack, the project is expected to transform national solar output. El Aromo will occupy 2.9km2 of land that was previously cleared to build a multi-billion dollar oil refinery, plans that have since been abandoned.  While El Aromo holds symbolic significance, it remains uncertain whether the project will mark a significant step toward more environmentally sustainable energy development in Ecuador.

  10. Belo Monte Dam: Electricity or Life in Brazil's Amazon Rainforest

    - Inter Press Service

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec 28 (IPS) - "We are no longer familiar with the Xingú River," whose waters govern "our way of life, our income, our food and our navigation," lamented Bel Juruna, a young indigenous leader from Brazil´s Amazon rainforest.

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