The Sun Shines in South America: Colombia & Brazil Give Large Boost to Solar Deployment

South America has a lot of sun and a lot of space, and solar energy has grown from a small player to the main driver of generation growth in several countries in the region (making their already clean grids even cleaner). Today we look at the grids of Chile, Brazil, and Colombia, all of which have already made solar a cornerstone of their generation or are working to do so in the near future.

A Decade of GoAmazon

Ten years later, data gathered in Brazil have proven highly influential across atmospheric science: GoAmazon Looking out over the Amazon rainforest can seem like viewing a vast sea of trees. Its size, areas of relative isolation, and biodiversity make it a unique environment and natural laboratory. It is the closest … [continued]

M4E Lithium Secures $7.5M to $10M Funding to Accelerate Brazilian Lithium Exploration

M4E Lithium secured a $7.5M to $10M funding from industry leading Lithium Royalty Corp. (“LRC”) and the Electrification and Decarbonization fund managed by Waratah Capital Advisors (founder of LRC) The financing package includes an equity investment, a royalty purchase and an option for a strategic offtake agreement (with a buyback … [continued]

The 360-Gigawatt Reason to Boost Finance for Energy Storage Now

By Daniel Morris, Clean Energy Lead, Climate Investment Funds (CIF), and Francisco Boshell, Head of Innovation and End-Use Applications, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Our world has a storage problem.  As the technology for generating renewable energy has advanced at breakneck pace—almost tripling globally between 2011 and 2022—one thing has … [continued]

Taylor Swift on her Eras tour. Image by Paolo V (CC BY 2.0 license), via Wikimedia Commons

Climate Change Killed A Swiftie — How Will Taylor Swift Respond?

Yesterday, we learned that Ana Clara Benevides died as a result of extreme heat while attending a Taylor Swift concert in Rio De Janeiro last month. The incident happened November 18, and the investigation by the coroner concluded yesterday that the cause of death was the insane heat that blanketed … [continued]