This fact sheet provides an overview of the Policy Analysis Modeling System (PAMS), an easy-to-use software tool that helps decision-makers assess the costs and benefits of energy efficiency standards and labeling (EESL) programs and identify the most attractive targets for appliance efficiency levels.
This fact sheet provides an overview of the International Database of Efficient Appliances (IDEA) tool, which enables EE4D to gather fragmented energy and performance data for appliances, electronics, and other equipment to evaluate the full impact of energy efficiency standards and labeling programs.
Although LAC countries continue to rely heavily on non-renewable energies, renewables have grown in the region and represent a significant share of the total energy supply. More than half of electricity generation comes from renewable sources, mainly hydropower, which is more than twice the global average.
The pace of natural resource exploitation in LAC is alarming, unsustainable, and worsened by increased illegality in sectors such as forestry, mining, wildlife trafficking, and fishing. LAC countries play a crucial role in global natural resource markets.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) partnered with Environmental Incentives and Dalberg Advisors to conduct an analysis of key environmental and energy trends that will affect Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) from 2020 to 2030 in order to improve environmental and energy programming in LAC.
Market-based mechanisms for environmental management and conservation are on the rise in LAC, with payments for ecosystem services (PES), tradable permits and quotas (P&Q), environmental taxes, and green bonds gaining momentum.
Distributed energy resources (DER)—including smart transmission grids, energy storage and electric vehicle charging infrastructure—offer new opportunities for electricity cost savings, service reliability and quality improvements, as well as reduced pollution and greenhouse gas emissions