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40th World Environment Day: Denmark, Scotland Pave the Way to the Green Economy

June 6th, 2012 | by Andrew

Substantial headway in forging a green economy has been made across Europe. While the success of efforts in Germany, Italy, Spain, and the Czech Republic are all noteworthy, Denmark and Scotland stand out when it comes to reducing the environmental impact of our economic activities, whether they originate on the production or consumption side of the ledger.


Suzlon’s Bold Bid to Invest $3B in Mexico Wind Farms

June 3rd, 2012 | by Andrew

Mexico's emerging as a key driver of growth in the international wind power market and industry, and India's Suzlon has plans of playing a major role in contributing to the realization of Mexico's renewable energy and carbon emissions reduction goals


Element Power Adds Educational/Cultural Center to Solar Power Projects in Chile’s Atacama

June 1st, 2012 | by Andrew

Projects such as building the center are part and parcel of Element's efforts to develop its business internationally and domestically, a business strategy that incorporates socially beneficial outreach aspects to its activities. Element views such initiatives as bi-directional in that it results in a give-and-take and exchange of information and opinions between the company and local residents


Peru, South American Nations Turn to Reverse Auctions to Accelerate Renewable Energy Development

May 31st, 2012 | by Andrew

Peru and other governments in South America, including Brazil and Uruguay's, are making headway as they strive to develop renewable energy resources that reduce CO2 and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and environmental degradation while at the same time boosting economic activity and jobs growth. In doing so, they're turning to reverse auctions, as opposed to Feed-in Tariffs (FiTs) or other incentives, as a market-based mechanism to foster growth of renewable energy capacity.


Seven Wind Farms, 433 MW of Vestas, Suzlon Wind Turbines for South Africa

May 24th, 2012 | by Andrew

Vestas and Suzlon came out winners following South Africa awarding 562.5MW of wind power project contracts in the second round of its Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Program auction. More broadly, South Africans across the developing nation stand to benefit as building out a clean, renewable energy infrastructure will yield benefits for the economy, society and the environment


South Africa 2nd Round Renewable Energy Auction: 19 Awards Totaling 1.044 GW

May 23rd, 2012 | by Andrew

It's been a long time in the works, but South Africa's renewable energy drive is on much firmer ground with the award of contracts to develop 19 new renewable energy projects. Valued at more than $3 billion, the projects will result in the construction of manufacturing facilities and the creation of more than 7,000 green jobs. That's in addition to all the CO2, greenhouse gases, pollution and environmental degradation that will be avoided.


Japanese Retail Investors Fund ADB Clean Energy Projects

May 20th, 2012 | by Andrew

There are signs that there's healthy demand on the part of retail and professional private sector investors, particularly in Japan, in helping finance the transition to clean, renewable energy. Through Nomura International, the Asian Development Bank last week sold a second, $339 issue of Clean Energy bonds in various foreign currencies to Japanese retail investors



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