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

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, 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 4th, 2011

Reforming Govt Policies To Drive Innovation

By David Goldstein The anti-clean-energy echo chamber has been publicizing the bankruptcy of Solyndra, a manufacturer of solar energy panels, arguing that the President’s clean energy job creation program is ineffective. But most of this criticism is...

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

San Anto Mayor’s Vision Is Green, Techy And Prosperous

It doesn’t take a lot of prodding to get San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro going on his vision for the future of his city. Education, jobs, green jobs, economic development and the promise of being able to...