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Friday, January 10th, 2014

Hilda Solis “Climate Change Must Be A Priority In 2014″

By Hilda Solis, Latinovations Some of my fondest childhood memories are of family trips to the San Gabriel Mountains for hiking, picnicking and breathing fresh, clean air — a welcome escape from the smell of the Puente Hills Landfill, near our home. Those trips offered temporary respite, as well, for my father, who contracted lead

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Latin America Green News

By Amanda Maxwell, La Onda Verde de NRDC Chile Fifty half-dressed activists covered in blue paint greeted Senators on their way into the congressional building on Wednesday, advocating for the politicians not to pass a controversial fishing law. The...

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Latin America Green News

By Amanda Maxwell, La Onda Verde de NRDC Chile Chile’s Energy Undersecretary, Sergio del Campo, announced that the government will begin studying the potential for building nuclear power plants again. The government had been analyzing this option but stopped after...

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Latin America Climate, Energy And Environment News

By Amanda Maxwell, La Onda Verde de NRDC Chile The Supreme Court made a landmark decision rejecting the controversial 2100 MW Castilla coal-fired power plant, proposed by Brazilian businessman Eike Batista and the German company E.ON. The...

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Latin America Climate, Energy And Environment News

By Amanda Maxwell, La Onda Verde de NRDC Chile Four new photovoltaic solar energy projects received environemental approval from Chile’s authorities. When built, the four –Encuentro Solar, Laberinto Solar Estes, Crucero Solar and Laberinto Oeste—will have a...

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Latin America Climate, Energy And Environment News

By Amanda Maxwell, La Onda Verde de NRDC Chile With 70 votes in favor, Chile’s Chamber of Deputies approved the creation a Commission for Hydro Resources, Desertification and Drought this week to oversee legislative proposals related to water scarcity,...

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Latin America Climate, Energy And Environment News

By Amanda Maxwell, La Onda Verde de NRDC Chile The planned $8 billion capital increase by Chilean energy holding company, Enersis, has created new uncertainty about the HidroAysén dam project.  Many Chileans are accusing Enersis and Endesa...

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Latin America Climate, Energy and Environment News

By Amanda Maxwell, La Onda Verde Chile While non-conventional renewable energy (NCRE) currently accounts for 3 percent of Chile’s electricity, there is a portfolio of new NCRE initiatives that would generate 8,749 megawatts of energy, three times the...