Latin America

Mapping Latin America’s non-hydro renewable energy

Diálogo Chino plots Latin America's renewable energy plants on its new map, as countries embark on energy transition

energy Worker cleaning solar panels in Chile's Atacama Desert. Photo: Abriendo Mundo/Shutterstock
Worker cleaning solar panels in Chile’s Atacama Desert. Photo: Abriendo Mundo/Shutterstock

Investment in new fossil fuel production and continued use of coal power would need to end this year if the global energy sector is to transition to net-zero emissions by 2050, a recent report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) has argued. A net-zero energy sector is achievable, but it would require an “unprecedented transformation” in the way energy is produced, the IEA said.

On September 21, the global energy transition received a major boost when China, the last major public investor in overseas coal power, pledged to cut support for this energy source. Addressing the UN General...

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