October 13th, 2019 | by The Beam
Since women are the primary users of energy, they are disproportionately vulnerable to climate change impacts. Energy policies failing to reach women are thus exacerbating potential climate risks for them. In addition, gender inequalities limit women’s access to finance streams, information or training for using sustainable energy sources. Taking a gender lens approach is thus crucial for minimizing such bias and ensuring equal access to energy for both women and men
October 8th, 2019 | by The Beam
Fernando Laposse is a Mexican designer who is drawing most of his inspiration from Mexico, its people, its craft, and their relationship to the natural world. We talked with Fernando about the role of design in raising awareness towards sustainable issues and he introduced us to one of its latest project: Totomoxtle, which showcases the range of species of native corn that exist in Mexico
August 1st, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
The Thalia will be the first electric designed and manufactured in Mexico. 80% of its parts will be sourced from Mexican suppliers as well. Production is scheduled for to begin next year.
May 15th, 2019 | by World Resources Institute
"As residents of Mexico City are being asked to stay indoors to avoid hazardous air quality, WRI’s Resource Watch team is tracking the fires breaking out in Mexico and Central America in near-real time," the World Resources Institute emailed CleanTechnica
May 3rd, 2019 | by World Resources Institute
Originally published on WRI’s Resource Watch platform, a platform which features hundreds of data sets all in one place on the state of the planet’s resources and citizens
February 11th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
Total installed wind capacity in North, Central, and South America increased to 135 gigawatts (GW) in 2018 with the addition of 11.9 GW of new wind capacity, an increase of 12% on 2017, according to new figures published by the Global Wind Energy Council.
January 25th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
Solar market research company PV Market Alliance has concluded that at least 98 gigawatts (GW) of grid-connected solar PV was installed in 2018, adding another voice to an already confused reading of the 2018 solar industry
December 11th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
Spanish wind energy giant Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy announced on Monday that it had signed its first contract to supply its new 4.X wind turbine platform to two Mexican wind farms worth a total of 249 megawatts (MW).
November 16th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
A new report published this week has determined that 82% of the G20's energy supply is still sourced from fossil fuels and none of the countries' climate pledges are on a 1.5˚C-compatible pathway, contributing to a current trend which will see global warming of 3.2˚C unless G20 nations halve their emissions by
November 8th, 2018 | by Charles W. Thurston
Enel Green Power is adding another 220 megawatts of solar generation to its clean energy portfolio in Mexico, with the Magdalena II solar park near the municipalities of Tlaxco and Hueyotlipan, in the state of Tlaxcala. With 550,000 photovoltaic modules, the solar plant is expected to begin operating by the end of 2019, and at full capacity will generate 600 gigawatt-hours of electricity per year. Tlaxcala is a small state in central Mexico, east of Mexico City
November 5th, 2018 | by The Beam
Trendy Tulum hotels and businesses that appear to be ecological are not always as sustainable as they seem, director Rachel Appel is revealing all in her latest documentary.
October 25th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
A new report has shown that Chinese asset owners remain the largest owners of global wind assets even despite their often dueling interests in coal extraction and generation and in 2017, 63% of global wind capacity additions were owned by 11 Chinese companies.
October 2nd, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
Enel Green Power México, the Mexican subsidiary of Italian electricity and gas distributor Enel Group, announced towards the end of September the completion and connection of approximately 1,089 megawatts (MW) worth of new solar capacity to the Mexican grid
September 18th, 2018 | by The Beam
In the four years since the Mexican energy reform, renewables have become part of the energy mix. Yet only 18% of energy comes from renewable resources, and their growth has been constrained by the ghost of the CFE and the inefficient national grid.
August 30th, 2018 | by The Beam
Can a documentary help save this coastal city that is growing faster than urban infrastructure can keep up?
August 28th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
A division of Australian banking giant Macquarie Group announced last week that it had acquired a 90% stake in a 322 megawatt (MW) solar power portfolio located in northern Mexico comprising of projects in various stages of completion and development.
August 14th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
An impressive coalition made up of 26 Caribbean nations, more than 40 private sector giants, 8-time Olympic gold medal winner Usain Bolt, and global music superstar Sean Paul are combining to launch the $1 billion Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator intended to make the region the world's first climate-smart zone.
August 10th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
The next quarter of solar PV demand will be the lowest since 2015, according to new figures from GTM Research, due "almost entirely" to China's recent decision to end its utility solar Feed-in Tariff scheme and cap distributed generation at 10 gigawatts (GW).
June 8th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas started June off with a bang with two separate wind turbine supply announcements for North America totalling 406 megawatts (MW).
April 20th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy announced on Friday that it has secured a new wind turbine order in Mexico for the supply of 100 megawatts (MW) as part of the most recent renewable energy auction held in the country in November of 2017.