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  • IFC Supports Chile’s First Project-financed Wind Farm / IFC Apoya el Primer Parque Eólico Financiado en Chile

    Monday, February 9th, 2009

    From the International Finance Corporation (IFC):
    IFC Supports Construction of Chile’s First Project-financed Wind Farm
    IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today signed an agreement to invest $61.5 million for the construction of the Totoral Wind Farm, advancing the development of renewable energy in Chile. The 46-megawatt wind project will support the country’s objectives of […]

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    Peru Opts for Wind Power

    Saturday, September 13th, 2008

    Over the last 3-4 months Peru has shown all the indicators of a major commitment to wind power.  First came the new decrees in May and June providing incentives (guaranteed 12% internal rate of return, guaranteed purchase price for the electricity, accelerated depreciation up to 20% per year) to investments in renewable energy sources intended […]

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    Cooperation on Sustainable Energy & Energy Integration in the Southern Cone?

    Thursday, July 31st, 2008

    From the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC):
    Authorities and Experts Discuss Energy Security and Integration in the Region
    The Southern Cone Regional Workshop on Sustainable Energy and Energy Cooperation and Integration gathered specialists from the region
    Ensuring equal access to energy sources, diversifying the energy matrix and advancing towards regional energy alliances are […]

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    Banco do Brasil Adopts Its Own Agenda 21

    Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

    Photo: Valter Campanato/ Agência Brasil

    Synopsis in English: With much fanfare in the Brazilian media, Brazil’s oldest (founded 1808) bank and one of its largest and most profitable, Banco do Brasil (BB), announced on 30 May the launch of its very own “Agenda 21” (Agenda 21 is the name of the plan of action resulting from […]

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    Assessing the Lamberts Windfarm Proposal

    Thursday, June 7th, 2007

    Back in my post “A Sustainable Energy Plan for Barbados?“, I mentioned that a linchpin of the Barbados government plan to expand the use of renewable sources in the island’s power supply was Barbados Light & Power’s (BLP) plans for a windfarm at Lamberts, St. Lucy.
    That proposal is hardly a “done deal” yet, though. […]

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    Jamaica to Privatize Wigton Windfarm

    Wednesday, December 27th, 2006

    The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ, or sometimes still referred to as “Petrojam”) announced yesterday that in 2007 it will privatize the windfarm it owns and manages at Wigton. Wigton currently has 23 wind turbines generating about 20.7 megawatts (Mw) for the electrical grid (the Jamaica Public Service Company is required to buy Wigton’s […]

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