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    OAS Helping St. Kitts & Nevis on Renewable Energy

    Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

    According to the local representative of the Organization of American States (OAS), the Organization is helping the tiny Caribbean nation of St. Kitts and Nevis in several energy-related areas.  It has provided the local government with draft legislation regarding the promotion of wind power and bioenergy in the islands.  It has provided the Nevis Island […]

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    What the Other Guy Blogs About: Wind Energy in Central America

    Monday, January 19th, 2009

    The Panama Post has published online an excellent overview of the current state of development of wind power in Central America, particularly eight new projects slated for Guatemala, one for El Salvador, six in Honduras, four in Nicaragua and five new ones in Costa Rica. My only quibble with the article: at the end of […]

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    Ceará Intends to Lead Brazil in Wind Power in 2009

    Thursday, January 15th, 2009

    In 2009 the northern Brazilian state of Ceará (CE) intends to surpass the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul (RS) in wind power generation. Currently CE only generates 96.63 megawatts (MW) through wind power, whereas RS generates 200 MW. By the end of the year CE plans to have 518.33 MW of wind power […]

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    A Wind Map for Alagoas

    Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

    A wind atlas has been delivered to the government of the northeastern Brazilian state of Alagoas that was developed by the Curitiba-based Institute of Technology for Development (Instituto de Tecnologia para o Desenvolvimento – Lactec) in cooperation with the Federal University of Alagoas (Ufal) and the firm Camargo Schubert.  [Click on the image at right […]

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    In 2009 6% of Uruguay’s Electricity will be from Renewable Sources

    Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

    Synopsis in English: Uruguay’s Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining (MIEM) reports that the share of renewable sources of energy in Uruguay is growing steadily and should reach 6% during 2009, especially since the Nuevo Manantial de Rocha wind power park is joining the National Administration of Electrical Plant s and Transmissions’ (Administración Nacional de […]

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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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    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 […]

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    IDB Supports Wind Turbine Blade Factory in Brazil / BID Ajuda a expansão de fábrica de pás para turbinas eólicas no Brasil

    Friday, August 8th, 2008

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB): IDB finances expansion of wind turbine blades factory in Brazil TECSIS secured US$120 million in loans Tecnologia e Sistemas Avancados Ltda (TECSIS), a leading Brazilian manufacturer of wind rotor blades for wind power turbines is to obtain US$120 million in loans from the Inter-American Development Bank to restructure its […]

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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 […]

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    The High-Level Caribbean Sustainable Energy Seminar

    Thursday, July 31st, 2008

    Temas Observation: This seminar is a follow-up to the meeting held in Guyana last year, where some of the same promises were made. Let’s hope that not another year must pass before something more concrete emerges from this initiative. ________________________ From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB): Plans to unleash the Caribbean region’s renewable energy potential […]

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