Author Archives: Melany Krangle

Commercial Energy Use

Data centres, processing centres and server farms are a significant source of growing energy consumption and carbon emissions. Server use is usually under 6% of capacity and facility use is rarely at full capacity. However, servers need constant cooling from air conditioners, which is costly and consumes a lot of energy. To illustrate the importance […]

Energy resources and production in Latin America and the Caribbean

The countries of Latin America and the Caribbean have abundant and varied energy resources, including oil (13% of world reserves), natural gas (5.4%), coal (1.6%), biomass and other renewable resources, as well as great hydropower potential (22%). This apparent abundance of reserves in the region can be misleading, however, because they are highly concentrated in […]

Opposing views on Water Deregulation – an international perspective

Those in favour of privatisation tend to see water as an economic proposition and are concerned with the failures in many countries to provide and develop basic services. They look at the economic realities of paying for it and have pragmatic views about how to do this. Governments are concerned with their responsibility to provide […]

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