Guide Towards a Sustainable Energy Future for the Americas

The Inter-American Network of Academies of Sciences (IANAS) initiated an Energy Programme to chart the path to a sustainable future in the Americas. Thanks to the commitment of the 21 Energy of Focal Points, experts appointed by the member academies of IANAS, and the support of other people and organizations from different scientific organizations, this book summarizes the findings and recommendations of the Programme. The book considers key challenges such as bringing adequate energy to underserved populations; renewable energy sources and the biofuel revolution; and the role of gender in the energy economy. The book also reflects on the challenges of building the institutional capabilities necessary to advance national energy economies.