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Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Latin America Green News

By Amanda Maxwell, La Onda Verde de NRDC Chile Thousands of dead shrimp and small fish have emerged from a duct of the Bocamina II plant, an Endesa-owned thermoelectric power generation plant located near Coronel in southern Chile. This incident comes just days after a mass die-off of shrimp, crabs, and other marine life was discovered along a

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Latin America Green News

By Amanda Maxwell, La Onda Verde de NRDC Chile The Chilean Solar Energy Research Center—a newly formed organization comprising researchers from several of the country’s universities—will begin a multidisciplinary study of the solar energy potential in the Norte...

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Latin America Green News

By Amanda Maxwell, La Onda Verde de NRDC Chile Enersis, the owner of Endesa—the company that controls 51% of HidroAysén—believes that the mega-dam project will resume this year. Among the remaining roadblocks is a permit for the construction of...

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Latin America Green News

By Amanda Maxwell, La Onda Verde de NRDC Chile Non-conventional renewable energy projects are aiming to add more than 6,000 MW of installed capacity to the SING, Chile’s northern electricity grid. Among these are 4,384 MW of...

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Latin America Green News

By Anamda Maxwell, La Onda Verde de NRDC Chile: “Caring for our energy together” will be the slogan of Chile’s Energy Efficiency Expo AChEE 2013, which will be held in Santiago in March. The Expo will bring together...

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Latin America Green News

By Amanda Maxwell, La Onda Verde de NRDC Chile Hundreds of people took to the streets in the town of Ventanas to march “For a Decent Life,” demanding that no more new coal-fired power plants are built...

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 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 7th, 2012

Latin America Climate, Energy And Environment News

By Amanda Maxwell, La Onda Verde Chile While the two companies who own the proposed Hidroaysén dam project in Patagonia, Endesa and Colbún, hope to resume the project before the end of the year, there remains significant...

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Latin America Climate, Energy and Environment News

By Amanda Maxwell, La Onda Verde Chile Two months after opening a public tender to study nine alternative transmission line pathways in the Aysén region of Patagonia, the government announced this week that it will not proceed with...

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Central America Increasingly Caught Up In Drug Wars

Drug violence that has plagued Mexico and Colombia for decades is moving into Central America as the U.S., as well as Mexican and Colombian governments, step up enforcement on drug cartels. The New York Times reports: Traffickers...