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  1. Cuba’s Power Crisis Drives Home Need to Accelerate Energy Transition

    - Inter Press Service

    HAVANA, Oct 14 (IPS) - With aging infrastructure and problems with fuel supplies, Cuba is facing a crisis in its electric power generation system, which could accelerate plans to increase the share of renewable sources in the energy mix.

  2. Climate Crisis Drives Up Cost of Electricity and Brings Big Changes in Brazil

    - Inter Press Service

    RÍO DE JANEIRO, Sep 08 (IPS) - As most of the world seeks to modify its energy mix to mitigate climate change, Brazil has also been forced to do so to adapt to the climate crisis whose effects are being felt in the country due to the scarcity of rainfall.

  3. Argentina Takes Controversial Step Backwards in Biofuel Production

    - Inter Press Service

    BUENOS AIRES, Aug 30 (IPS) - Argentina, historically an agricultural powerhouse, has become a major producer of biofuels in recent years. However, this South American country is now moving backwards in the use of this oil substitute in transportation, a decision in which economics weighed heavily and environmental concerns have been ignored.

  4. Solar Energy Revitalises Indigenous and Farming Communities in Chile

    - Inter Press Service

    SANTIAGO, Aug 16 (IPS) - Communities in Arica y Parinacota, the region in the extreme north of Chile, are using solar energy and are being empowered by projects for shrimp and trout farming, the production of yarn from camelid wool, the production of tomatoes and cheese, and even the sale of surplus solar power to the national electric grid.

  5. How Market Knowledge is Powering Africa’s Solar Irrigation Sector

    - Inter Press Service

    ACCRA, Ghana, Aug 13 (IPS) - ‘Know your customers’ is arguably the first rule of marketing. By identifying and segmenting customer groups, companies can target their products and services to the right people, in the right way. This can open-up opportunities for growth, inform product development and improve customer retention.

  6. China Struggles with Socio-environmental Standards in Latin America

    - Inter Press Service

    MEXICO CITY, Aug 04 (IPS) - In southeast Mexico, work on the Yucatan Solar Park, owned by the Chinese company Jinko Solar, has been halted since 2020 for lack of proper consultation with indigenous communities, after affected local residents filed an injunction against the project.

  7. Suburban Living the Worst for Carbon Emissions – New Research

    - Inter Press Service

    TOKYO, Aug 03 (IPS) - Work, education, entertainment, or simply better connectivity all draw people to cities. By the end of this century around 85% of the world population are predicted to live in cities.

  8. Threat of Blackouts in Brazil Highlights Climate Crisis

    - Inter Press Service

    RÍO DE JANEIRO, Jul 05 (IPS) - Twenty years after the blackout that prompted nine months of rationing to keep the power grid from collapsing, Brazil may see a repeat of the traumatic situation, this time with a more obvious climate change undertone.

  9. Latin America Vastly Underspends on Green Post-Pandemic Recovery

    - Inter Press Service

    BUENOS AIRES, Jun 24 (IPS) - Latin America is investing too little in a green recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, with only 2.2% of the region's stimulus funds spent on environmentally sustainable projects last year, according to a new platform developed by Oxford University and the UN.

  10. To Fund Grand Inga Using Green Hydrogen, Equity and Ethics Matter

    - Inter Press Service

    PARIS, Jun 18 (IPS) - Visions of Grand Inga, a proposed massive hydropower plant in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) powering much of Africa, have excited energy experts, investors, and governments for decades.  The announcements this week by the Australian companyFortescue Metals Groupand its chairmanbillionaire Andrew Forrestof their plans to develop Inga for green hydrogen exports brings this vision a little closer to reality. 

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