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Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Latin America Green News: March 23rd – 29th, 2014

By Denée Reaves, La Onda Verde/NRDC Switchboard Chile Just before the Metropolitan Region around Santiago enters the time of year that traditionally has the highest levels of air pollution, the Superintendent of Environment rejected the location and data of four of the area’s eleven air quality monitoring stations. These stations measure fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Latin America Green News

By Amanda Maxwell, La Onda Verde de NRDC Chile Chile’s Environmental Evaluation Service (SEA) has sent the Superintendence of the Environment—the country’s environmental regulatory body—several claims regarding Hidroaysén’s alleged breach of its environmental permit. The claims are backed...

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Latin America Green News

By Amanda Maxwell, La Onda Verde de NRDC Chile HidroAysén, the company intending to build a 2,750 megawatt dam project on two rivers in Patagonia, announced that it would not present the environmental impact study for its transmission...

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Latin America Green News

By Amanda Maxwell, La Onda Verde de NRDC Chile Endesa and Colbún, the companies behind the controversial mega-dam project HidroAysén, have announced that the Committee of Ministers has until the end of April to reach a decision on the 35...

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Latin America Green News

By Amanda Maxwell, La Onda Verde de NRDC Chile Persistent drought in Chile’s central region has caused water levels to drop in six major reservoirs used for power generation. According to the SIC—operator of the country’s central electric grid—the...

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Latin America Green News

By Anamda Maxwell, La Onda Verde de NRDC Chile 4.80 GW of non-conventional renewable energy projects were approved by Chile’s environmental impact system in 2012, more than four times the 943 MW that were approved in 2011....

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Latin America Green News

By Amanda Maxwell, La Onda Verde de NRDC Chile Chile’s Minister of Energy, Jorge Bunster, proposed a new tender system for renewable energy, which would competitively bid out renewable energy contracts to independent generators. This proposal would...

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, October 23rd, 2012

Weekly Latin America Green News

By Amanda Maxwell, NRDC Switchboard Chile The Senate’s Mining and Energy Commission vowed to continue pushing for proposed “20/20 bill,” which would require 20 percent of Chile’s energy to come from non-conventional renewable energy by 2020, despite the...

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Brazil, U.S. Should Work Together Towards 21st Century Goals

By Zach Gonzalez Brazil, an emerging global economic power, has a lot to teach the world about leadership, according to U.S. Ambassador to Brazil Thomas A. Shannon. He engaged the audience Saturday evening inside the dark amphitheater...

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

Tony Garza: Why The U.S., Mexico Need Each Other

By Zach Gonzalez & Arthur D. Soto-Vásquez Addressing the question of why the U.S. and Mexico need each other, former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Tony Garza opened his remarks this morning at the Texas Tribune Festival by addressing...