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 […]
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 […]
From the UN Environment Programme (UNEP):
Economic Crisis Hits EU and US Clean Energy As Emerging Economy Investments Rise 27% to $36 billion
However Renewables Draw More Investment than Fossil-Fueled Energy Technologies in ’08
Geothermal Sees Fastest Growth – Wind Power Tops Overall Investment, Solar Posts Largest Gains
$155 billion was invested in 2008 in clean energy companies and […]
The Vienna, Austria-based Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) has just released its latest review of the global state of adoption of renewable energy sources — solar (both photovoltaics and passive systems, such as solar water heaters), wind, geothermal, wave, biofuels and small hydro (REN21 excludes large hydropower projects from its review). […]
The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) recently announced that in its seventh funding round it will fund 49 new clean energy projects in 25 countries, including 12 involving nations in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).
REEEP is “an active, global public-private partnership that structures policy and regulatory initiatives for clean energy, and facilitates financing for energy […]
Tierramerica has an interesting article today I recommend reading on the push by the state-owned utility, the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE), to expand geothermal power generation in Costa Rica. ICE wants to open up two new projects that essentially tap into Costa Rica’s Rincón de la Vieja volcano.
The problem: both projects would have to […]
Peru Opens Public Consultations on Draft National Environment Policy / Peru pone en consulta pública borrador de política nacional del ambienteWednesday, February 18th, 2009
Peru’s Environment Ministry (Minam) is circulating for public comment its proposal for a National Environment Policy. Interested parties can submit comments and suggestions through a web-based form. Minam will also be holding consultative workshops on the draft Policy in Lima and four regions.
The draft Policy is clear and concise, with a set of overarching objectives […]
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) was created at a founding conference in Bonn, Germany, this week, followed the next day by a short working session of the preparatory commission charged with getting it up-and-running. The brainchild of renewable advocate Germany, with strong backing from Denmark and Spain, IRENA is intended to raise the profile […]
Toward a Sustainable Energy Matrix for Peru? / ¿Hasta nueva matriz de energía sostenible en el Perú?Wednesday, January 28th, 2009
Because of their choice of headline (“IDB Support Creation of New Sustainable Energy Matrix in Peru”), most readers of the IDB’s press release on this loan might come away with the impression that the loan is mostly about the promotion of non-traditional renewable energy sources (wind power, small hydro, geothermal) and bioenergy.
Read between the lines, […]
According to the local representative of the Organization of American States (OAS), the Organization is helping the tiny Caribbean nation of St. Kitts and Nevis in several energy-related areas. It has provided the local government with draft legislation regarding the promotion of wind power and bioenergy in the islands. It has provided the Nevis Island […]« Previous Entries