Tag: Brazil


Enel Green Power Brasil Participações is working on a 292 megawatts solar power project at Piaui in Brazil.


Canadian Solar and EDF Energies Nouvelles have begun construction of the 191.5 MWp Pirapora I solar energy project in Brazil. Canadian Solar, which is one of the world’s leading solar power companies, and EDF Energies Nouvelles, a global renewable energy Read more…


Brazil has witnessed massive interest in yet another upcoming renewable energy auction despite a cancellation of a recent one. According to a press release by the Brazilian energy agency, Empresa de Pesquisa Energética, more than 33 GW of wind and Read more…


Yet another solar panels manufacturing facility has been accounted to cater to the demands of a rapidly growing Brazilian solar power market. Canadian Solar and Flextronics have announced plans to jointly develop a 350 MW solar modules manufacturing facility in Read more…


Brazil is getting ready for its fourth renewable energy auction and has received interest from a large number of solar power project developers. According to media reports, 5 states in Brazil have accredited more than 200 solar power projects with Read more…


Brazil has become the world leader in reducing deforestation and, at the same time, has increased its soy and beef production, researchers report in the journal Science. The country has cut its forest loss by 70 percent since 2004, sparing Read more…


Scientists from Google, U.S. universities, and federal agencies have for the first time produced a high-resolution global map showing in striking detail the extent of deforestation across the globe. The project — which relied heavily on expertise fro…


Greenhouse gas emissions in Brazil fell by nearly 39 percent from 2005 to 2010, largely because of reductions in the amount of forest loss, according to a new government report. Overall, Brazil emitted the equivalent of 1.25 billion tons of Read more…


Mapal Energy, an Israeli start-up which develops and supplies advanced diffusers for wastewater purification plants, has completed a project in Brazil for the supply and installation of floating fine-bubble aeration units in the FLORES WWTP, state of São Paulo. Mapal’s Read more…


Brazil is known for its non-fossil energy matrix largely thanks to its reliance on hydropower, which comes with its fair share of controversy as the case of the mega dam Belo Monte exemplifies. Wind power is starting to grow in Read more…


A Brazilian judge has ordered a suspension of the controversial Belo Monte dam project, saying that local indigenous people who will be affected by the massive hydroelectric project were not sufficiently consulted during the environmental assessment process. In a ruling Read more…


In a previous post, I discussed some of the out of court business damage suffered by Sinovel as a result of the IP suits filed by American Superconductor (AMSC) against the Chinese wind turbine maker in China. That post reported Read more…


Recent policies enacted by the Brazilian government — including changes to its Forest Code and a push to build 30 new dams in the Amazon region — threaten to undermine critical environmental progress made by the nation over the last Read more…


As discussed in a previous post, the Brazilian National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) recently announced a Green Patent Fast Track designed to provide accelerated examination of patent applications related to “Green” technology in Brazil. At first glance this looks Read more…

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