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  • Brazil Preparing New National Wind Atlas

    Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

    Agência Brasil reports that Eletrobrás‘ Energy Research Center (Centro de Pesquisas de Energia – Cepel) is preparing a new national wind atlas for release in late 2010.  Researchers feel that the existing wind atlas, prepared in 2001, may have greatly underestimated Brazil’s potential for electricity generation through wind.  At that time, the potential was estimated […]

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    Espirito Santo’s Wind Atlas Finally Online

    Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

    Back in June the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo (ES) unveiled its “atlas” of maps of wind power potential in that state, and urged investors to work with the state to set up wind farms.  At the time, I promised Temas Blog readers that once the ES government set up a permanent website locale for […]

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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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    Maps, Maps and More Maps

    Monday, June 2nd, 2008

    In a prior post on the Temas library of Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) legal texts for download, I promised to highlight other changes and additions to the updated site.
    The biggest addition to the site has been the Temas Tools Section, a collection of references and tools that help in understanding, shaping and managing policy […]

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    LAC Solar & Wind Potential Maps Updated

    Friday, November 30th, 2007

    In putting together standalone pages for LAC solar and wind power potential maps on my revamped main website (temasactuales.com) — announcement of its relaunch coming soon! — I discovered that many of the links in my two existing blog posts on this subject — "Mapping LAC's Solar and Wind Power Potential" and "More LAC Wind […]

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    More LAC Wind and Solar Maps

    Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

    A few months back I did a post on what wind and solar power potential maps for the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) countries could be found on the internet, and promised updates on others as I found them. Well, it might take me awhile to do so, but I usually do come […]

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    Mapping LAC’s Solar and Wind Power Potential

    Monday, September 18th, 2006

    In a recent discussion with a friend about whether Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) should invest heavily in nuclear power as part of its contribution to minimizing global climate change (the subject for a Temas blog some other day), he rejected the option of renewable energy sources — solar, wind, geothermal, wave, etc. […]

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