Going Green at the Grassroots

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November 2014
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Nordic Development Fund (NDF)

Going Green at the Grassroots narrates how the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), in partnership with Nordic Development Fund (NDF), is working with companies across Latin America and the Caribbean to harness the enormous potential of energy efficiency and small-scale renewable energy. The IDB has conducted more than 30 energy efficiency audits and feasibility studies across a range of sectors, from shrimp farming to clothing manufacturing to dairy operations. Energy engineering specialists perform energy audits, self-supply renewable energy assessments, financial feasibility studies and develop project design plans in Central America. This case study illustrates how a private sector initiative is gaining steam in Central America and demonstrating, company by company, the feasibility and appeal of renewable energy.