Countries around the world are facing an energy security and affordability crisis affecting households, businesses and public budgets. In Latin America, household expenditure on energy services is second only to food. On average, the share of household budget for energy ranges between 7% and 9% of income – and up to more than 24% for the poorest households.
As governments urgently implement measures to protect citizens and secure their economies, it is important to consider short and long-term solutions to ease existing pain and reduce risks over time. While much attention focuses on securing energy supplies, it is equally important to take a hard look at the role of more efficient and flexible demand in securing affordable, reliable energy.
This event will explore the role energy efficiency policies and programmes can play in improving living standards, public budgets, energy security and employment, as presented in the most recent IEA publication on the multiple benefits of energy efficiency with a focus on the Latin America Region.
The webinar will be held with simultaneous translation in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Welcome and Introduction
- Dr Brian Motherway, Head of the Energy Efficiency Division, IEA
Main findings: “Boosting Efficiency in Latin America: Delivering affordability, security and jobs to advance people-centred energy transitions”
- Edith Bayer, Energy Efficiency Policy Analyst, IEA
Moderator: Ana Lepure, Energy Efficiency Consultant, IEA
- Carmen Silvia Sanches, Deputy Superintendent for Research and Development and Energy Efficiency at ANEEL, Brasil
- Carolina Mena, Manager of Demand, Access and Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mines (MIEM), Uruguay
- José Antonio Urteaga, Senior Energy Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)