Mexico’s Electric Mobility, Stuck in Fossil Fuel Traffic — Global Issues

The Mexico City government is increasing the number of electric buses in its fleet, such as the trolleybuses pictured here on a street in the south of the capital. But their energy source is still fossil fuels and the deployment of electric cars remains slow in the country. CREDIT: Emilio…

Great Wind and Solar Potential Boosts Green Hydrogen in Northern Brazil — Global Issues

View of the port of Pecém, in the state of Ceará in northeastern Brazil, with its container yard and the bridge leading to the docks where the ships dock, in the background. Minerals, oil and gas, steel, cement and wind blades are some of the products imported or exported through…

In the Face of Scarcity, Cubans Dream of Once Again Drinking Their Daily Cup of Coffee — Global Issues

A waiter serves coffee in a glass to a customer outside a coffee shop in Havana’s Vedado neighborhood. Drinking coffee on the street and in homes is a custom in Cuba that has become increasingly difficult to maintain, due to scarcity and cost. CREDIT: Jorge Luis Baños/IPS by Luis Brizuela (havana)…

Biomethane, the Energy that Cleans Garbage in Brazil — Global Issues

Thales Motta, director of GNR Fortaleza, stands in front of the biomethane plant located in northeastern Brazil, the development of which required overcoming prejudices, mistrust and misinformation to open up the market for gas generated from garbage. Now biomethane is expanding, making use of landfills and agricultural biomass. CREDIT: Mario…

A Nod Towards Capitalism in Venezuela — Global Issues

A partial view of the city of Punto Fijo, with the Cardón refinery in the background, on the Paraguaná peninsula, projected as a special economic zone overlooking the Caribbean in northwest Venezuela. CREDIT: Megaconstrucciones by Humberto Marquez (caracas) Saturday, September 03, 2022 Inter Press Service CARACAS, Sep 03 (IPS) – Venezuela…

From Worm Composting to Biofuels, the Caribbean Seeks Solutions to Seaweed Influx — Global Issues

Sargassum seaweed envelopes the waterways near the Marigot Fisheries Complex, Dominica Credit: JAK/IPS by Alison Kentish (dominica) Friday, September 02, 2022 Inter Press Service DOMINICA, Sep 02 (IPS) – The increasingly severe invasion of seaweed is impacting tourism, health, livelihoods, and the economy of Caribbean countries, which are hoping for a…

Argentina Seeks Elusive Investments to Fully Exploit Shale Gas — Global Issues

A view of two towers in Vaca Muerta, the field whose discovery gave Argentina huge potential in shale gas and oil. Since 2011, governments have dreamed of fully exploiting it, but have been unable to do so, so the country spends billions of dollars annually on imports of gas. CREDIT:…

Theres no Stopping Renewable Power in Chile, but Community Energy Is Not Taking Off — Global Issues

The Nueva Zelandia school is leading a pioneering experience of community electricity generation with solar panels that will reduce the cost of consumption for the school and 20 local families taking part in the project in the poor municipality of Independencia to the north of Santiago. To this initiative, the…