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  • New Facility to Insure Renewable Energy Projects in Developing Countries

    Thursday, September 24th, 2009

    From the Global Environment Facility (GEF):
    Innovative Renewable Energy Insurance Facility Introduced to Cover Risks in Developing Countries
    RSA Insurance Group (RSA), and CarbonRe, with support from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), have launched an innovative mechanism for insuring renewable energy projects in developing countries. The global renewable energy insurance […]

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    Trends in Clean Energy Investment

    Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

    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 […]

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    The Dilemma of Geothermal Power in Costa Rica

    Monday, March 2nd, 2009

    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 […]

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    Dominica Commits to Geothermal

    Sunday, October 19th, 2008

    From the Government of Dominica:
    Dominica Forging Ahead With Geothermal Resource Development
    The Government of Dominica in collaboration with the European Union, The Regional Council of Guadeloupe, the Agence Francaise de Developpement and other French development partners is forging head with plans to exploit the country’s geothermal resource. This information came to light at the first Project […]

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    Why is LAC Slow to Tap Carbon Funds?

    Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

    The Dominican Republic’s Environment Secretariat (SEMARENA) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) recently co-hosted an event in Santo Domingo designed to prompt Dominicans into tapping the many international funding opportunities for projects related, directly or directly, to climate change (“carbon markets”).
    And well they should! For some […]

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    Chile Reforms Its EIA System

    Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

    Synopsis in English: Last week in a joint press conference featuring the Chilean Ministers of Environment, Treasury, Economy, Energy and Mining presented a package of measures intended to make the national Environment Impact Assessment System (Sistema de Evaluación de Impacto Ambiental – SEIA) more “efficient” and “agile.” The measures were mostly drafted by the […]

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    OAS Examines Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in the Caribbean

    Saturday, January 20th, 2007

    From the Organization of American States (OAS):
    SEMINAR LAUNCHED AT OAS: CLIMATE CHANGE IN CARIBBEAN DEMANDS URGENT MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION
    The Caribbean region is already suffering some of the negative impacts of climate change, and urgent action must be taken to mitigate the effects of such human activities as over-fishing and pollution, a group of regional climate-change […]

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