The energy transition in Latin America

The energy transition in Latin America
In early June 2022, schoolchildren and adult residents of the twin Chilean Pacific coast towns of Puchuncaví and Quintero began complaining of headaches, nausea, and vomiting.... Read More
The international debate on energy and development has evolved dramatically since the 1950s.... Read More
Although the energy transition will, as we shall see, pose several difficult choices for regional governments, there are some encouraging factors affecting the way it will play out in Latin America and the Caribbean as a group.... Read More
How much further does Latin America and the Caribbean need to go to get on track and meet the Paris Agreements targets? According to an InterAmerican Development Bank (IDB) report published in August 2022, on current trends, by 2030, the region will emit a net annual surplus of 273 megatons of CO2 equivalent over and above the amount that it absorbs or sequesters.... Read More
Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) took office as Mexico’s new left wing and nationalist president in December 2018.... Read More
Brazil has both the largest population and the largest gross domestic product (GDP) in Latin America.... Read More
Comparatively speaking Colombia stands out because it is both highly dependent on fossil fuels while simultaneously trying to fast-track its version of a fair energy transition.... Read More
While governments primarily look at decarbonising the electric power sector, transport is another key activity generating greenhouse gases, and the switch there, from internal combustion engines to battery-driven electric ones, will play a major part in determining the pace of the ongoing energy transition.... Read More
There is no doubt that the energy transition is underway in Latin America and the Caribbean.... Read More

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