February 24, 2014
by Robert Friedman
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Getting Young People to the Table To Create a More Just Future

Robert Friedman, Youth Engagement Coordinator, New York City
Ailing infrastructure, rising sea levels, a changing climate. Sounds pretty bleak, right? We spend so much time thinking of the future as being full of doom and gloom that it&… Continue reading

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August 3, 2013
by Carolina Herrera
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Latin America Green News: Optimistic forecast for Chilean renewables, Costa Rica seizes illegal wood, Mexico at risk from climate change

Carolina Herrera, Latin America Advocate, Washington DC
Latin America Green News is a selection of weekly news highlights about environmental and energy issues in Latin America.
July 29-August 2, 2013
Chile
BHP Billiton and Rio Tin… Continue reading

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July 18, 2013
by Jake Schmidt
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World Bank to Stop Funding Coal Projects

Jake Schmidt, International Climate Policy Director, Washington, DC
The World Bank Group has just agreed to stop funding coal projects. This is welcome news as the World Bank Group has funded almost $6 billion in coal projects over the … Continue reading

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February 3, 2013
by Dan Lashof
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The World Bank Is NOT Coming After Our Ice Cream Cones

Dan Lashof, Program Director, Climate & Clean Air, Washington, D.C.
Last week, World Bank President Dr. Jim Yong Kim came out with a powerful, laudable statement supporting urgent action on climate change. “If there is no acti… Continue reading

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January 3, 2013
by Nathanael Greene
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Fiscal "Deal" Energy Investments Form Foundation for Clean Energy Future

Nathanael Greene, Director of Renewable Energy Policy, New York City
Millions of Americans breathed a sigh of relief this week following successful votes in the U.S. Congress to avoid the “fiscal cliff”.    Wi… Continue reading

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May 16, 2012
by Amrita Batra
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India Environmental News Compilation, May 8th- May 14th, 2012

Amrita Batra, Program Assistant, India Initiative and Food and Agriculture, San Francisco
Climate
Climate Change to Affect Forest Cover
“Climate Change is going to have an adverse impact on India’s forest cover as well as t… Continue reading

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May 4, 2012
by Amanda Maxwell
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Latin America Climate, Energy and Environment News 4/29- 5/5/2012

Amanda Maxwell, Latin America Advocate, Washington, DC
Chile
Endesa and Colbún, the corporate owners of HydroAysén are revisiting the issue of economic feasibility. Last week, Electrobas, a Brazilian state owned power comp… Continue reading

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March 15, 2012
by Amanda Maxwell
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An Analysis of Chile’s New National Energy Strategy (2012-2030) – Part 2

Amanda Maxwell, Latin America Advocate, Washington, DC
Last week, I analyzed the first three components of the six pillars that make up the new National Energy Strategy (2012-2030) which Chilean President Sebastian Piñera and Ene… Continue reading

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January 4, 2012
by Amanda Maxwell
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Citizens Take the Lead in Chile’s National Energy Discussion

Amanda Maxwell, Latin America Advocate, Washington, DC
Chileans tired of enduring blackouts, seasonal power shortages and high electricity prices have reason for hope in the New Year. A coalition of citizens, academics, technical expert… Continue reading

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September 10, 2011
by Amanda Maxwell
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Latin America Climate, Energy and Environment News: 9/5 – 9/2011

Amanda Maxwell, Latin America Advocate, Washington, DC
Chile
Lawyers from both HidroAysén and the project’s opponents made their oral arguments in front of the Appeals Court in Puerto Montt on Tuesday and Wednesday this wee… Continue reading

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February 17, 2011
by Amanda Maxwell
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Chile’s new Minister of Energy makes a huge step forward by planning a national energy policy

Spurred by recent events, Chile’s new Minister of Energy, Laurence Golborne, recently made two very significant steps towards putting Chile on the path to being a leader in clean and sustainable energy.  Last week, he announced that one of h… Continue reading

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