Plans to build a large hydroelectricity complex in the middle of the Atacama Desert have caught the attention of many, but Chile is one of the best-placed countries in the world for highly innovative energy projects of this kind.
Brazil achieves new record for electricity generated by wind power, as the country looks to a mix of renewables in order to make its energy mix cleaner and more reliable.
Central America has much to gain from a renewables revolution, not least because of its exposure to the damaging effects of climate change, and is finally starting to take advantage.
Better late than never as Brazil finally looks to develop solar power on a larger scale, with near-perfect conditions and a… Read more Brazil belatedly joins the Solar race
As a tiny village community in northern Chile becomes the first district in the country to be self-sufficient in energy,… Read more Finally, solar power is taking off in Chile
Climate change and higher oil prices are forcing Central American countries to turn to renewable sources to meet growing energy… Read more Forced to act by climate change and higher oil prices, Central America turns to renewables
Colombia to allow companies to start fracking for shale oil and gas, having claimed to have put strict regulations in… Read more Colombia gives green light to fracking
Carrasco International Airport in Montevideo has signalled its intention to become the first fully sustainable airport in the world, by… Read more Uruguay: Montevideo’s Carrasco Airport to become first sustainable airport in the world
As the Ecuadorean oil company overseeing Yasuní oil extraction stands accused of a major spill elsewhere in the Amazon, the… Read more Ecuador: Yasuní and the ghost of Chevron
Peru’s Environment Ministry reveals Climate Change strategy with plans to curb emissions, but elsewhere the government continues to prioritise economic… Read more Peru unveils 2050 Climate Change strategy amid fracking plans