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  • Greenpeace’s Recipe for an Energy Revolution in Chile

    Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

    Greenpeace Chile recently presented to the government the Chilean version of its Energy [R]evolution scenario. To refresh memories, in the past GP [in cooperation with the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC)] released a report, Global Energy [R]evolution, to show, through scenarios (both global and regional), that a global energy revolution is technically and economically feasible […]

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    Colombia Sets Zero Tariffs on Electric Cars, Studies Doing Same for Other “Clean” Vehicles

    Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

    Last month I posted about Colombia’s decision to import (and promote) the Reva electric car.  Now comes word that the Triple A Committee on Customs, Tariff and Trade Affairs has approved a zero import tariff for the first 100 of the cars.  Ten will be imported in December, the other 90 in the first half […]

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    Electric Cars for Colombia

    Monday, October 6th, 2008

    First Chile, now Colombia.  Where next for electric cars in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)?
    The American Multi-services Company (Compañía Americana de Multiservicios – CAM) — 100% owned by Enersis S.A., which in turn is a subsidiary of the Spanish energy multinational Endesa — has announced that it is bringing the REVA electric car to […]

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    A MERCOSUR Car Run on Biogas and Electricity?

    Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

    I’ve been holding this one back since I wrote it soon after the car was shown at a rural producers’ expo in southern Brazil in February. I thought it’d make a good “filler” whenever LAC health/environment got slow. But that day never seems to come, so I’ve decided to release it from the […]

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    A Sustainable Energy Plan for Barbados?

    Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

    In an earlier article, I looked at the sustainability of Brazil’s long-range energy plans. Today I examine Barbados’ recently announced 20-year plans.
    The government of Prime Minister Owen Arthur recently presented to Parliament a ambitious draft national energy plan that has numerous environmental elements in it. While some have applauded its stated intentions […]

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