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    IEA Proposes Ways to Decarbonize Power & Cut Energy Intensity in Industry

    Thursday, October 1st, 2009

    From the International Energy Agency (IEA):
    IEA proposes approaches to curb greenhouse gas emissions in the key sectors, industry and power
    “In the global fight against climate change, the industry and power sectors both play a key role,” said Nobuo Tanaka, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) today in Paris. “Industry is one of the [...]

    Outlook for “Green Jobs” / Prognóstico para “empleos verdes”

    Monday, December 15th, 2008

    While the idea of creating a “green economy” with “green jobs” has been around quite a while, it really started to gain serious consideration as the climate change debate heated up,  and recently moved front-and-center during the US presidential elections and the debates about how best to respond to the global financial crisis (here, here, [...]

    Closer US-Brazilian Energy Cooperation

    Saturday, September 20th, 2008

    Last month the US Secretary of Energy and Brazil’s Energy Minister met and agreed to intensify cooperation between the two nations on energy-related technology and policy issues.  I haven’t seen much about this in the regular press, so I thought I’d briefly flag it here.
    The two parties agreed “to focus on key areas of mutual [...]

    Energy Security & Cooperation in the Americas / Seguridad Energética y Cooperación en las Americas

    Friday, September 5th, 2008

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    IDB to Host the Fourth Annual Western Hemisphere Energy Security and Cooperation Forum
    Experts will unveil interactive “Biofuels Sustainability Scorecard,” preview renewable energy trends and opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean
    Members of the U.S. Senate and Congress will join ambassadors from Brazil, Venezuela, Canada and Colombia and Inter-American Bank President [...]

    More on Brazilian Attitudes About the Environment

    Thursday, July 12th, 2007

    Recently Seattle-based Global Market Insite (GMI) kindly shared with me the results for Brazil of this year’s edition of their World Environment Review poll. The 2007 edition polled 14 countries (Brazil was the only Latin American nation) using GMI’s online data collection platform and global consumer panels. GMI says that the survey has [...]

    Temas Reading List: Energy

    Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

    European Renewable Energy Council (EREC) and Greenpeace International (GP). Working for the Climate: Renewable Energy & the Green Job [R]evolution.  English.  2009. 72 pp.
    GP undertook this study to determine whether there would be more jobs created by its “Energy [R]evolution” scenario (see below) — which called for a nine-fold increase in renewable energy and massive [...]

    PAC’ing Brazil III: Energy, Petrochemicals and Biofuels

    Saturday, March 3rd, 2007

    In Part I, I provided an overview of what the Program for Accelerated Growth (Programa de Aceleração do Crescimento – PAC) proposed by President Lula is and why it matters to the issues I discuss in The Temas Blog. I also discussed its most direct impact on environment policy, the proposed changes in environmental [...]

    A Sustainable Energy Plan for Brazil?

    Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

    The Government’s Energy Vision
    Last Wednesday Brazil’s Energy Research Corporation (EPE) released the National Energy Plan 2030, the government’s blueprint for energy development for the next 24 years. The EPE is a subsidiary of the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME), charged with energy planning.
    The principal theme of the plan can be found in its [...]