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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 by a SEA-commissioned report, issued in March of this year, that outlines several irregularities pertaining to the drafting

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Latin America Green News

By Amanda Maxwell, La Onda Verde de NRDC Chile The Italian energy company Enel—which has a 51% stake in the beleaguered HidroAysén mega dam project through its subsidiary Endesa—will only  remain committed to the 2,750 MW venture as...

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, December 6th, 2012

Latin America Green News

By Amanda Maxwell, La Onda Verde de NRDC Chile The Supreme Court ruled this week that the environmental approval for the Pirquenes coal plant in the Biobío Region was illegal, and that the local authorities would have to conduct...

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...