While other Latin American countries storm on ahead in pursuit of greener energy, Argentina has barely got itself up and running, with chronic underinvestment in renewables. Until now, that is.
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.
Uruguay has significantly increased its production of electricity from clean renewable sources, resulting in cheaper energy bills for families and… Read more Uruguayans reap rewards of national renewables push
Several countries are standing out in certain sectors, a high proportion of the region’s energy mix comes from renewables, and… Read more Latin America: leading the way on renewables?
The controversial HidroAysén hydroelectric project, proposed for southern Chile’s Patagonia, has been stalled by the government to the delight of… Read more HidroAysén: Chronicle of an environmental victory foretold in Chile
Cuban environmentalists hope to promote renewable energy on the island, in bid to reduce Cuba’s dependency on fossil fuels such… Read more Cuban environmentalists look to the skies, not Venezuelan oil, for future energy sources
Bolivia has big plans for expanding its energy matrix, with wind and nuclear power to the fore. On the latter… Read more Bolivia: Morales underlines ambitious energy plan, and dares foreign powers to stop it developing nuclear energy