Recent events have highlighted the many ongoing threats that are hammering Latin America’s environment from all sides; overcoming them will require extraordinary and unprecedented levels of effort and cooperation.
Mexico has a huge role to play in regional and global efforts to tackle carbon emissions and, after a major shake-up of its energy sector in recent years, seems to be realising both its responsibility and its potential.
Plans to build a large hydroelectricity complex in the middle of the Atacama Desert have caught the attention of many, but Chile is one of the best-placed countries in the world for highly innovative energy projects of this kind.
Brazil achieves new record for electricity generated by wind power, as the country looks to a mix of renewables in order to make its energy mix cleaner and more reliable.
Central America has much to gain from a renewables revolution, not least because of its exposure to the damaging effects of climate change, and is finally starting to take advantage.
Uruguay and Argentina are playing their part in the latest ‘green’ sporting revolution: the Formula E series, which aims to… Read more Formula E: Motorsport’s green revolution comes to South America
Better late than never as Brazil finally looks to develop solar power on a larger scale, with near-perfect conditions and a… Read more Brazil belatedly joins the Solar race
As a tiny village community in northern Chile becomes the first district in the country to be self-sufficient in energy,… Read more Finally, solar power is taking off in Chile
Carrasco International Airport in Montevideo has signalled its intention to become the first fully sustainable airport in the world, by… Read more Uruguay: Montevideo’s Carrasco Airport to become first sustainable airport in the world
First high-level summit on energy in Latin America focuses on dangers of energy poverty and need for greater infrastructure spending… Read more Forum puts spotlight on energy poverty and integration in Latin America