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LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Collected by: University of New Mexico

Archived since: May, 2010

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This archive is part of a University of New Mexico project that uses innovative technological solutions to build an easy to use knowledge base on energy policy and dialogue in Latin America for educational and policy-oriented research interests in the United States, Latin America, and the world.

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Title: Argentine Biofuels Begin

URL: http://www.tierramerica.info/nota.php?lang=esp&idnews=3539&olt=462

Description: This article discusses the implementation of government policy in Argentina concerning biofuels - through the blending of gasoline with ethanol and diesel fuel with biodiesel - in pursuit of lower carbon emissions. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Natural Gas Biomass Oil Alternative Argentina Biofuel Biodiesel Carbon Emissions Soybean Gasoline Fuel Petroleum Climate Change Carbon Dioxide Sugar Cane Corn Cassava Yuca Consumption Export Import Domestic Market Green Fuel

Title: Ecological Earthquake in Chile

URL: http://www.tierramerica.info/nota.php?lang=esp&idnews=3582&olt=468

Description: This article discusses the opportunities for incorporating renewable, alternative, and sustainable energy sources into reconstruction efforts following the earthquake and tsunami that hit Chile on February 27, 2010. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Solar Electric Pollution Power Wind Renewable Alternative Chile Environmental Impact Biodiversity Reconstruction Destruction Earthquake Tsunami Sustainability Urban Planning Recycling Dry Toilet Compost Development Cell Phone Decentralization Consumption Household

Title: Tangled Road for Peruvian Forest Law

URL: http://www.tierramerica.info/nota.php?lang=esp&idnews=3583&olt=468

Description: This article discusses new legislation that the Peruvian government is developing to protect the forests and wildlife of its Amazonian rainforest, as well as the indigenous communities living there. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Indigenous Oil Mines Biofuel Mineral Amazon Mining Peru Forest Consultation Logging Deforestation Policy

Title: Fresh and Crystalline Water in the Basement of Mercosur

URL: http://www.tierramerica.info/nota.php?lang=esp&idnews=3588&olt=469

Description: This article discusses the Guarani Aquifer reserve, one of the largest reserves of freshwater in the world. Located in Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina, and Brazil, the waters of the Guarani Aquifer can be used for: drinking water, irrigation for agriculture, thermal bathing (linked to tourism), and geothermal energy. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Power Argentina Paraguay Geothermal Brazil Uruguay Guarani Aquifer Water

Title: Bamboo Against Deforestation

URL: http://www.tierramerica.info/nota.php?lang=esp&idnews=3595&olt=470

Description: This article discusses the Foundation Takuara Renda, an NGO that was established in southern Paraguay. It seeks to promote permaculture, the design and maintenance of small productive ecosystems, the harmonious integration of people and their homes with the environment, and sustainable living practices. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Paraguay NGO Housing Bamboo Sustainability Bioconstruction Deforestation Foundation Takuara Renda Permaculture Home

Title: The Forests are Not to Absorb Carbon

URL: http://www.tierramerica.info/nota.php?lang=esp&idnews=3608&olt=472

Description: This article discusses the issues surrounding the decision to establish a carbon market to offset carbon emissions through the Reducing Carbon Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) mechanism. Reporting on some of the discussions that took place at the World Conference of the People Against Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth that took place in Cochabamba, Bolivia in April 2010, the article presents the concerns of social activists and environmentalist concerning this initiative. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Bolivia Fossil Fuel Colombia Brazil Carbon Emissions Greenhouse Gases Reducing Carbon Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) Carbon Market Forest Preservation Venezuela Climate Change

Title: Colombian Forest Project Loans and Critical Harvest

URL: http://www.tierramerica.info/nota.php?lang=esp&idnews=3614&olt=473

Description: This article discusses the Procuenca Initiative, which is a tree plantation program that has been established in the watershed basin of Chinchiná, in western Colombia. The Procuenca Initiative, which has been certified as part of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), may become one of the world's first sales of carbon credits for forest and biodiversity conservation. There remain many issues to consider surrounding this initiative however. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Andes Region Fossil Fuel Colombia Carbon Emissions Andean Region Coffee Biodiversity Carbon Market Greenhouse Gases Clean Development Mechanism Water Climate Change Carbon Credits Preservation Tree Plantations

Title: Environmentalists Call a Green Pause "The Chaco Dream"

URL: http://www.tierramerica.info/nota.php?lang=esp&idnews=3653&olt=479

Description: This article details the deforestation that is continuing in the Gran Chaco region of South America (including Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil). The spread of cattle ranching and agriculture production (including that of soybean production) have been blamed for the deforestation. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Indigenous Biomass Bolivia Argentina Paraguay Biofuel Gran Chaco Deforestation Logging Forest Soybean Biodiversity

Title: Xingu River Between Electricity and Diversity

URL: http://www.tierramerica.info/nota.php?lang=esp&idnews=3681&olt=483

Description: This article discusses the proposed construction of the Belo Monte Hydroelectric Dam in the Xingu River basin of the Brazilian Amazon. The project will threaten the biodiversity of the region. Also threatened are 30 indigenous land reserves inhabited by over 13,000 people from 24 ethnic groups, and 12 conservation areas, including four extractive reserves and other comprehensive protection. Ultimately, 50,000 inhabitants could be displaced by this project. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Indigenous Hydroelectric Power Renewable Alternative Amazon Brazil Dam Water Environmental Impact Biodiversity Conservation Reserve Forest Xingu River Belo Monte Hydroelectric Dam

Title: Spanish Renewable Energy Sets Sights on West

URL: http://www.tierramerica.info/nota.php?lang=esp&idnews=3689&olt=484

Description: This article discusses the opportunities for investment in renewable energies in Latin America. Alternative energy companies based in Spain, who have been hit by the recession and cuts to their subsidies, are looking to invest in the Latin American market. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Solar Power Wind Renewable Alternative Energy Consumption Fossil Fuel Brazil Carbon Emissions Chile Spain Sun Mexico Green Wind Farm

Title: Extractive Industries of Peru Faces the Challenge of Transparency

URL: http://www.tierramerica.info/nota.php?lang=esp&idnews=3702&olt=486

Description: This article describes the Peruvian government's quest to become a member of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), an intergovernmental organization that aims to increase transparency concerning the payment of revenues by mining and oil companies to governments. Peru is currently the only Latin American country to seek membership in the EITI. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Oil Mines Agreement Mineral Mining Peru Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) IGO

Title: The Clean Energy Beneath Our Feet

URL: http://www.tierramerica.info/nota.php?lang=esp&idnews=3732&olt=491

Description: This article discusses the potential for the development of geothermal energy across the world, including opportunities in Peru, Colombia, and Chile. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Electric Power Alternative Geothermal Colombia Chile Peru

Title: A Road Built to be Flooded

URL: http://www.tierramerica.info/nota.php?lang=esp&idnews=3770

Description: This article discusses the rush to complete the Interoceanic Highway South, in southeastern Peru, a highway that will connect Peru and Brazil. While laborers rush to complete the highway on time, a major problem remains that 100 kilometers of this road will be covered with water as the land overlaps with the Inambari hydroelectric dam project. Much of the section of road that will be flooded has already been completed. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Hydroelectric Power Amazon Brazil Peru Interoceanic Highway South Inambari Development Water Flood

Title: Argentina: Resistance to Chinese Plan to Expand Soy in Patagonia

URL: http://www.tierramerica.info/nota.php?lang=esp&idnews=3773

Description: This article discusses the concern expressed by a number of environmental and social organizations in Argentina concerning an agreement with China to expand soybean production in the southern Argentine province of Río Negro. They are concerned that the expansion of soybean production could pose a threat to the region's biodiversity and food sovereignty. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Biomass Trade Latin America Argentina Biofuel NGO Agreement Environment China Food Sovereignty Soybean Food Security Biodiversity

Title: The Population that Watches Its Amazon

URL: http://www.tierramerica.info/nota.php?lang=esp&idnews=3841

Description: This article discusses the efforts of the Amazonian Association for the Amazon (AMPA) in Peru to obtain land concessions from the Peruvian government in order to conserve biodiversity and prevent deforestation. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Oil Mines NGO Mineral Amazon Mining Peru Deforestation Water Climate Change Biodiversity Sustainability Conservation Development Protected Area Ecotourism Watershed The Amazonian Association for the Amazon (AMPA)

Title: Environmental Crime to Be Paid in Peru

URL: http://www.tierramerica.info/nota.php?lang=esp&idnews=3851&olt=510

Description: This article examines issues surrounding the establishment of penalties by the Ministry of the Environment in Peru for companies found guilty of committing environmental crimes in the country. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Oil Mines Pollution Andes Region Mineral Amazon Environment Mining Andean Region Peru Destruction Contamination Forest Deforestation River Policy Law Government Policy

Title: "It is Essential to Accelerate Changes to the Energy Model"

URL: http://www.tierramerica.info/nota.php?lang=esp&idnews=3852&olt=510

Description: This article includes an interview with Sergio Otto who is a member of Spain's Wind Energy Association and a founding member of Renewable Foundation, an NGO based in Spain that aims to increase Spanish society's sensitivity to energy issues and promote changes to the existing energy model. According to Otto, there is great potential for renewable energy development in Latin America given Spain's advanced achievements in meeting European Union (EU) targets for renewable energy. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Solar Biomass Wind Renewable Argentina Biofuel Biogas Chile Sun Spain

Title: China and Brazil Inundate Latin America with Dams

URL: http://www.tierramerica.info/nota.php?lang=esp&idnews=3856&olt=511

Description: This article discusses the growing competition between China and Brazil concerning capital investments in energy projects within Latin America. These projects include hydroelectric dams, geothermal projects, and oil and mineral exploration in Ecuador, Peru, Nicaragua, and Brazil. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Oil Mines Hydroelectric Power Megaproject Mineral Geothermal Amazon Environment Mining Brazil Peru Dam China Water Ecuador Deforestation

Title: "The Sentence Against Chevron is Enforceable, Because it is Just"

URL: http://www.tierramerica.info/nota.php?lang=esp&idnews=3872&olt=514

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Subject:   Oil Pollution Environment Chevron Ecuador Regulation Court Destruction

Title: When the Amazon is Protected with Plans

URL: http://www.tierramerica.info/nota.php?lang=esp&idnews=3880&olt=515

Description: This article discusses the importance of developing master plans for the conservation of protected areas in the Peruvian Amazon. These master plans establish what type of activities cannot be undertaken on protected lands and focus on the sustainable management of natural resources within a given territory. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Indigenous Oil Mines Mineral Amazon Mining Peru Reserve Protected Area Conservation Exploration Consultation

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