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  • Chile Creates a Center for Renewable Energy

    Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

    Chile has created a Renewable Energy Center (Centro de Energias Renovables – CER) to serve as a national focal point for research, development, information and promotion of investment and technology transfer in non-conventional renewable energy (known by its Spanish acronym, ERNC), such as solar, wind, geothermal and ocean.  CER was created jointly by the National […]


    Chile Passes Tax Breaks for Solar Power

    Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

    The Chilean Congress today passed a law that would allow construction companies to to take a credit from their interim payments required under Income Tax Law equal to all or part of the value of solar thermal systems (solar water heating systems) and their installation they mount in buildings intended for housing (houses or apartments) […]


    Solar Power in Chile & Panama, Electric Cars in Uruguay

    Thursday, September 25th, 2008

    It’s been awhile since I did a post pointing to worthy or interesting posts on other blogs. Not that there hasn’t been plenty of good material to point to, and I certainly have wanted to do a slew of such posts. In fact, I’ve been considering adding a regular (weekly?) post of such links. Question […]


    Cooperation on Sustainable Energy & Energy Integration in the Southern Cone?

    Thursday, July 31st, 2008

    From the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC): Authorities and Experts Discuss Energy Security and Integration in the Region The Southern Cone Regional Workshop on Sustainable Energy and Energy Cooperation and Integration gathered specialists from the region Ensuring equal access to energy sources, diversifying the energy matrix and advancing towards regional […]


    Chile Opts for Full Speed Ahead on Biofuels

    Friday, May 18th, 2007

    Synopsis in English: Over three months after receiving cautions and recommendations from a special commission, President Bachelet and her cabinet have decided to forge ahead with the heavy promotion of biofuels production in Chile, particularly ethanol and biodiesel. As an initial step in implementing the new biofuels policy, the Economics Ministry has published for 60-day […]


    Chile constituye comisión para pronto desarrollo de politica sobre biocombustibles

    Monday, December 11th, 2006

    Synopsis in English: The Agriculture Ministry has created a public-private commission in order to develop a national biofuels policy for Presidential consideration. The commission is supposed to submit its recommendations to the President by end-December, with a view to allowing President Bachelet to submit to Congress in January a bill establishing a new framework law […]


    Nuevo Instrumento Chileno para Apoyar a la Eficiencia Energética de las Empresas / New Chilean Instrument to Help Corporate Energy Efficiency

    Saturday, November 18th, 2006

    [Note: unofficial translation follows Spanish version] desde el Ministerio de Mineria y Energia de Chile: Lanzan Instrumento de Apoyo a la Eficiencia Energética para las Empresas CORFO* y el Programa País de Eficiencia Energética, con el apoyo de la CNE** y el INN#, crearon una nueva línea de apoyo orientado a mejorar la eficiencia en […]