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    R$101 mil. for Small Hydro in Bahia / R$101 milhões para PCH em Bahia

    Monday, April 13th, 2009

    From the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES):
    BNDES approves R$ 101 million in financing for Bahia PCH I
    The directors of the BNDES have approved R$ 101 million in financing for the company Bahia PCH I. The funds will be used to construct a Small Hydroelectric Plant (PCH Sítio Grande), with installed capacity of 25 megawatts (MW), and […]

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    A New Sustainable Energy Program for the Caribbean / Un programa nuevo para energía sostenible en el Caribe

    Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    IDB supports sustainable energy in the Caribbean

    Grants finance efforts to generate energy from waste, wind and sun; improve efficiency, and lower hotel energy costs

    Barbados, Bahamas and eventually other Caribbean countries will explore cutting-edge alternatives to lower their dependency on fossil fuels and improve their energy security with four grants approved […]

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    Brazil’s CPFL Receives Award for Leadership in Socially & Environmentally Sustainable Development

    Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

    From the International Finance Corporation (IFC):
    Brazil’s CPFL Energia Receives IFC Client Leadership Award
    CPFL Energia S.A., Brazil’s largest private electricity company, today received IFC’s Client Leadership Award, which recognizes the company’s efforts in bringing electricity to 6.3 million new customers and creating more than 7,000 jobs. The company is also making exemplary efforts to reduce energy […]

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    Jagdeo on Climate Change and Guyana

    Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

    Recently the Stabroek News carried an article reporting on a series of statements by President Bharrat Jagdeo on the issues of climate change. He was speaking at the People’s Progessive Party (PPP) congress.
    Jagdeo claimed that adapting to global climate change will cost Guyana “billions.” He said that to adapt Guyana must fortify 360 […]

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    Wood Pellets, “Green” Energy and Carbon Credits / Pellets de madera, energía “verde” y créditos de carbono

    Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

    From the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO):

    Converting wood waste into pellets to reduce greenhouse gases
    Costa Rica pioneers “green” project for poor countries
    Costa Rica’s pilot project to convert polluting wood residues into a profitable “green” energy source, presents new prospects for timber industries in developing countries, FAO said today.
    The project converts large stockpiles of […]

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    O futuro é hoje!

    Thursday, September 27th, 2007

    It is a pleasure to welcome a second guest post by Brazilian Federal Deputy Arnaldo Jardim — for a full introduction please see his "Cidadania Ambiental."  As I mentioned in that post, for those of you who cannot read Portuguese, you can always use the handy translation button in the righthand column of this blog.
    É […]

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    Corfo Helps 53 Renewable Energy Projects in Chile / Corfo apoya 53 proyectos de energía renovable en Chile

    Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

    Synopsis in English: The Chilean Economic Development Agency (Corporación de Fomento de la Producción – CORFO) this year is co-financing 53 new renewable energy projects, 13 more than it did in 2006.  Of these, 29 are wind energy projects, 14 hydraulic power, five geothermal, two biomass and three biogas.  In terms of location, 10 involve […]

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    Groundbreaking Project of Carbon Credits for Avoided Deforestation

    Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

    Synopsis in English: Last week the Environment Ministry signed an agreement with the World Bank for the first project in Colombia, and one of the first in the world, involving the sale of carbon credits for “reduction of emissions from deforestation” (i.e., “avoided deforestation”).
    The project involves some 1,410 hectares in San Nicolás Valley in […]

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    Combatting Deforestation II: Agriculture and Forests

    Wednesday, August 1st, 2007

    When I launched my series on deforestation in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) many months ago, I said I’d try to address different facets of the question in separate posts. My first tackled the question of just how serious is deforestation across LAC. Today, a look at the interface between agriculture, poverty […]

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    Power Plants Run on Grass

    Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

    Last week a firm based in São Paulo state, Dedini, announced the signing of an agreement with Bahia-based Sykue Bionergya Electricidade to build Brazil’s first thermoelectric plant run entirely (see below to understand why I use this qualifier) on elephant grass. [Some press blurbs erroneously reported that it will be the world’s first such […]

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