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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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. 

  4. The Energy Revolution Is Here: How to Be Part of It

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 18 (IPS) - The industrial revolution took 100 years. The digital revolution, two decades. The next global revolution, the energy revolution, has already begun. But how fairly and how fast it happens is the biggest challenge of our time.

  5. Betting on Green Hydrogen in Chile, a Road Fraught with Obstacles

    - Inter Press Service

    SANTIAGO, Jun 15 (IPS) - Chile is in a privileged position in the world to produce green hydrogen and boost the development of the new fuel thanks to the country’s optimal conditions for generating solar and wind energy, but the large investment required and the scarcity of water are two of the biggest obstacles to overcome.

  6. Charcoal Production Risks Future of Zimbabwes Native Forests

    - Inter Press Service

    BULAWAYO, ZIMBABWE, Jun 14 (IPS) - Once a week a tonnage of fresh charcoal is dropped off at Sibangani Tshobe's rugged, pit-stop stall by a hired, battered old Bedford lorry. Small, makeshift trolleys — nicknamed Scania's — quickly cart off small loads and disappear into Old Pumula, the oldest suburb in the country’s second-largest city of Bulawayo.

  7. Latin Americas Challenge of Financing Energy Recovery

    - Inter Press Service

    MEXICO CITY, May 31 (IPS) - Hit by the pandemic's socioeconomic and health impacts, Latin America is facing the challenge of financing an economic recovery based on a sustainable energy sector and a transition to clean sources of energy.

  8. Why Latin America is the Middle East of Biofuel

    - Inter Press Service

    QUITO, May 24 (IPS) - Latin America has lots of natural advantages for the coming energy transition. It already has the greenest power matrix in the world. While having the planet’s largest reserves of copper make it a key provider for international electrification programmes.

  9. Energy Transition Evolves in Central America and the Caribbean

    - Inter Press Service

    MEXICO CITY, May 21 (IPS) - The situation of the energy transition in Central America and the Caribbean was the main issue debated this Friday 21st in the sessions at the XXX La Jolla Energy Conference, which is attended virtually by high officials, business delegates and analysts from the region.

  10. Chinas Firms Gain a Foothold in South America as Energy Providers

    - Inter Press Service

    WASHINGTON, May 19 (IPS) - Over the past decade, state-owned enterprises (SOEs) from China have carved out a niche as owners and operators of electric utilities in South American countries through acquisitions of energy grids. As SOEs shift from their previous role as mostly builders to investors in large energy assets, policymakers in South America and in Washington should consider the implications of having these companies at the helm of such services.

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