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Latin American Solar Developer Atlas Renewable Energy Targets Brazil

January 29th, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston

Atlas Renewable Energy has recently added Brazil to its portfolio of Latin American investment countries, with the start-up of the 67.1 megawatt São Pedro solar plant in Bom Jesus da Lapa, state of Bahia. Already holding a 1.2 gigawatt solar portfolio in Latin America, the second-largest in the region, the Miami-based group has built solar plants in Chile, Mexico, and Uruguay since it was formed in


Vestas Races To End Of 2018 With Record 12 Gigawatts

December 28th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Danish wind turbine manufacturing giant Vestas Wind Systems A\S had a lot to celebrate over Christmas as it announced seven orders over the Christmas period, and a flurry of eight announcements Friday, worth a total of 1,722 MW in total, likely bringing its total order book for 2018 over the 12 gigawatt (GW) mark, a new company record


The Far-Right On The Rise In Brazil: Between Gaslighting & Climate Change Skepticism

December 12th, 2018 | by The Beam

In the age of post-truth, fake news profoundly marked the 2018 Brazilian race to the presidency. Technological tools that once promised a more inclusive and informed democratic process were massively used to mislead the electorate in the country. In such turmoil, any debate on the actual policy agendas of the candidates simply did not happen, let alone discussions on one of the most pressing issues of our time: climate change


82% Of G20’s Energy Supply Still Comes From Fossil Fuels

November 16th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

A new report published this week has determined that 82% of the G20's energy supply is still sourced from fossil fuels and none of the countries' climate pledges are on a 1.5˚C-compatible pathway, contributing to a current trend which will see global warming of 3.2˚C unless G20 nations halve their emissions by


30 New BYD Electric Cars Go To Brazilian Municipal Civil Guard

July 27th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

The Brazilian city of São José dos Campos is electrifying the fleet of vehicles used by the Secretariat of Citizen Protection thanks to 30 new fully electric vehicles from BYD. The 29 new BYD e5s and 1 BYD e6 leased vehicles were delivered on July 26th and will be used by the local police force


Sun Power: How Solar Tech Is Empowering People Around The World

May 20th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Solar energy is not just a powerful way keep the lights on, or even to ditch dirty fossil fuels. Solar energy is empowering communities around the world — by putting people to work, helping families cook meals more safely, and allowing children to learn even after dark (just to name a few things)


Brazil To Hit 2 Gigawatts Of Installed Solar By End Of 2018

May 15th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Brazil's solar association has said that it expects it will reach 2 gigawatts (GW) worth of cumulative solar PV capacity installed by the end of this year, having already hit the 1.1 GW mark and with enough projects in construction this year to hit the target. 


Wind, Solar, & Batteries Continue To Squeeze Out Fossil Fuels, Finds BNEF

March 29th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

A new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance shows that continued cost reductions for renewable energy sources like wind and solar and new technologies like batteries are continuing to squeeze out the traditional role that has been played by fossil fuel energy sources. 



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