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    US & Mexico Increase Cooperation on Climate Change & Clean Energy

    Thursday, April 16th, 2009

    From the White House: U.S.-MEXICO ANNOUNCE BILATERAL FRAMEWORK ON CLEAN ENERGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE President Obama and President Calderon today announced plans to strengthen and deepen bilateral cooperation by establishing the US-Mexico Bilateral Framework on Clean Energy and Climate Change. During their first conversation in January 2009, then President-elect Obama and President Calderon discussed the […]

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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 […]

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    Climate Change as Employment Opportunity for the Caribbean

    Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

    From the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat: CLIMATE CHANGE AS A GENERATOR OF EMPLOYMENT IN KEY ECONOMIC SECTORS OF THE CARIBBEAN As the international community continues to give significant attention to the global phenomenon, Climate Change, Mr. Garfield Barnwell, Director of Sustainable Development at the CARICOM Secretariat posited some insights into how the Caribbean Region could […]

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    IDB and Korea Partner on Green Growth / IDB y Corea apoyarán crecimiento verde

    Monday, March 30th, 2009

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB): Korea and IDB strengthen partnership on Green Growth During the 50th Annual Meeting of the IDB’s Board of Governors the IDB and the Korean government, one of the Bank’s 48 member-countries, will also sign a cooperation agreement on Green Growth to develop and promote the use of renewable energy, […]

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    Japan Gives $5 mil. to IDB’s SECCI / Japón contribuye US$5 millones al SECCI del BID

    Monday, March 30th, 2009

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB): Japan to Contribute $5 Million to IDB’s Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Fund IDB and two Japanese development agencies planning separate agreements The Japanese government will contribute $5 million to a fund managed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) that promotes investments in economically and environmentally sound energy options. […]

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    Germans Provide $135 mil. for Brazilian Wind Power

    Friday, March 27th, 2009

    From the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES): BNDES executes agreement with KfW to borrow US$ 135 million On March 23rd, the BNDES executed a US$ 135.58 million loan agreement with KfW Entwicklungsbank (the German Development Bank) to finance wind power plant projects to be installed in Brazil by Brazilian private companies. By executing this operation, the […]

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    An Energy Loan to Panama with Environmental Components / Un préstamo al sector energético panameño con componentes ambientales

    Thursday, March 19th, 2009

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB): Panama to consolidate energy sector reforms with support from the IDB US$100 million loan will underpin the country’s growth and help reduce poverty Panama will consolidate reforms needed to ensure the sustainability of its energy supplies, underpin economic growth and reduce poverty with financial and technical support from the […]

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    Toward a Sustainable Photovoltaics Industry

    Saturday, March 14th, 2009

    Photovoltaic (PV) technology usually is portrayed as a “win-win” solution that can harness “free” solar energy to address climate change, reduce dependence on fossil fuel imports and create “green jobs.” Its greater use has often been advocated for many of the nations of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) (see here, here, here and here).  […]

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    US$1.3 Billion to Support Brazil’s Environmental & Climate Change Agenda / US$1,3 bilhão para apoiar a agenda ambiental e de mudanças climáticas do Brasil

    Thursday, March 5th, 2009

    From the World Bank: World Bank Approves US$1.3 Billion to Support Brazil’s Environmental and Climate Change Agenda Brazil’s achievements in integrating development and conservation recognized The World Bank Board of Directors approved today a US$1.3 billion loan to Brazil for the First Programmatic Development Policy Loan for Sustainable Environmental Management, supporting Brazil’s ongoing efforts to […]

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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 […]

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