News headlines for “Energy Security”

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

    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.

  2. Latin American Electric Utilities COVID-accelerated Evolution

    BUENOS AIRES, Dec 17 (IPS) - The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated an evolution across Latin American electric utilities. The need for utilities to manage structural issues derived from increased deployment of Renewable Sources of Energy (RSE) such as wind and solar and Distributed Energy Resources (DER) has rapidly increased. Technology is unleashing major disruptions and challenges. In many ways, Latin America’s traditional electric utilities are in crisis. 

  3. Energy Efficiency for Developing Countries: Pivoting from Fewer Inputs to More Outputs

    WASHINGTON, Dec 16 (IPS) - Energy efficiency (EE) is often marketed as a tool to save energy and money. The oft-repeated mantra is doing “more with less”, namely producing more goods with less energy. But, as set out in a recent World Bank report (which I co-authored), EE can do something that is often much more important for developing countries: it can produce the additional goods and services needed to raise standards of living. 

  4. Solar Power from Argentina's Puna Highlands Reaches Entire Country

    BUENOS AIRES, Dec 10 (IPS) - The unprecedented growth of renewable energies in Argentina over the last three years has borne its greatest fruit: the Cauchari solar park, with nearly one million photovoltaic panels and 300 MW of installed power, which was connected to the national power grid on Sept. 26.

  5. Mexico Sticks to Natural Gas, Despite Socioenvironmental Impacts

    Mexico City, Dec 07 (IPS) - In his community of small farmers and ranchers in northern Mexico, Aristeo Benavides has witnessed the damage caused by the natural gas industry, which has penetrated collectively owned landholdings, altering local communities' way of life and forms of production.

  6. G20 Puts More into Fossil Than Green Energy in Covid-19 Recovery Packages

    BUENOS AIRES, Nov 26 (IPS) - As the world’s leading economies direct trillions of dollars towards Covid-19 recovery packages, a significant proportion is going to fossil fuel industries without climate stipulations, according to the 2020 edition of the Climate Transparency Report – which has assessed the climate performance of G20 countries.

  7. Green Recovery in Mexico A Citizens Plea

    NEW YORK, Nov 23 (IPS) - The alarms warning against climate inaction have sounded for years. Almost a year into the hardest pandemic and maybe the worst economic recession my generation has seen, expert voices everywhere are claiming this to be the golden opportunity to do something to right our course and even find a silver lining in this unfortunate situation, by funding the economic recovery of COVID-19 with a green stimulus package.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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