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  • One Million Environment-Friendly Homes

    Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

    If you have followed Brazil much in recent years, President Lula’s interest in building “popular housing” for low-income households will not surprise you, and if you read The Temas Blog, you know that many of those being built already are fitted with solar water heaters on their roofs.
    But the Lula Administration is now taking it […]

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    Wal-Mart Mexico Installs Largest Photovoltaic Array in Latin America / Wal-Mart de México coloca la instalación fotovoltaica más grande de América Latina

    Monday, January 19th, 2009

    From Wal-Mart:
    Wal-Mart Mexico Inaugurates Largest Sun-Operated Photovoltaic Installation in Latin America

    1,056 solar panels were installed on the roof of Bodega Aurrera Aguascalientes
    140 tons of CO2 emissions will be eliminated
    Solar panels will generate 20% of the store’s energy requirements for a full year

    Wal-Mart Mexico successfully concluded the installation of a photovoltaic complex that will generate 20% […]

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    Solar Energy & Energy Efficiency for Baja California Homes

    Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

    This project is interesting to me for several reasons.
    I like that it will help home owners reduce their energy consumption, will provide photovoltaics to low- and middle-income households, and will emphasize systems “financially feasible for users” (sometimes household solar systems promoted are not appropriate to the income bracket they are supposed to serve).
    I like that […]

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    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 […]

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    Three Rivers

    Sunday, June 10th, 2007

    Just read a nice review of the 3 Rivers Eco-Lodge in Dominica in today’s Washington Post (if you want to read the online version, you have to register, but it’s free to do so).
    3 Rivers is a good example of the small, rustic variety of Green Globe-certified lodging one can find in Latin America and […]

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