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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Brazil pledged on Tuesday to increase their share of renewable energy in electricity generation from sources other than hydro-power to 20 percent by 2030 in an effort to show commitment to fighting climate change.





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2015-06-30 11:47:41
Tuesday, June 16th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Federal prosecutors say Norte Energia, the consortium building the $11bn dam, has violated agreed-to items that are endangering locals’ means of survivalConstruction of a massive hydroelectric dam is endangering the livelihoods of at least 2,000 families in Brazil’s Amazon jungle state of Para, according to federal prosecutors who recommend that efforts to move the residents be suspended
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2015-06-16 17:59:39
Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - Economic output by the world's oceans is worth $2.5 trillion a year, rivaling nations such as Britain or Brazil, but marine wealth is sinking fast because of over-fishing, pollution and climate change, a study said on Thursday.






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2015-04-22 17:05:28
Sunday, April 12th, 2015      Leave a Comment
The Brazilian Government is planning to launch an investment fund of BRL20bn ($6.5bn) to support solar and wind power generation in the northeastern region of the country.
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2015-04-12 11:02:05
Wednesday, April 8th, 2015      Leave a Comment
German specialty chemicals producer Evonik plans to build an alcoholates plant in Argentina's Puerto General San Martín. The alcoholates will be used as catalysts in the production of biodiesel from renewable raw materials and supply the South American market, especially Argentina and Brazil.
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2015-04-08 10:24:55
Thursday, April 2nd, 2015      Leave a Comment
Brazil's Raizen has closed an upsized US$735m dual-tranche loan, bringing a total 13 banks into the syndication. The deal from the ethanol producer, which is rated Baa3/BBB/BBB, comes at a time when bond markets have been firmly shut to issuers from Brazil - a country that has been tainted by flagging economic growth and a corruption scandal at state-controlled oil company Petrobras
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2015-04-02 13:47:49
Thursday, April 2nd, 2015      Leave a Comment
Brazil's Raizen has closed an upsized US$725m dual-tranche loan, bringing in a total 13 banks into the syndication. The deal from the ethanol producer, which is rated Baa3/BBB/BBB, comes at a time when bond markets have been firmly shut to issuers from Brazil - a country that has been tainted by flagging economic growth and a corruption scandal at state-controlled oil company Petrobras
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2015-04-02 11:37:46
Wednesday, April 1st, 2015      Leave a Comment
By Rod Fujita Fishing shack along a mangrove channel, Brazil I recently visited Brazil for the first time to work with our partners in Fish Forever to choose sites to work in over the next several years, with the goal of turning fisheries with declining yields and profits into success stories for fishermen, their communities, and the environment
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2015-04-01 11:39:35
Friday, March 27th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Fueled by the policy-driven acceleration of installations in three key countries - China, Germany, and the US - the global wind industry staged a remarkable comeback in 2014. Expansion in second-tier countries, such as Brazil, Turkey, France, and Canada also helped sustain a strong foundation for the industry as it matures into a significant global source of reliable, renewable energy
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2015-03-27 23:57:59
Friday, March 27th, 2015      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The liquidity risk for power distribution companies in Brazil declined in 2015 due to the government's recent implementations of the tariff flag and the extraordinary tariff review (RTE) for end consumers, according to Fitch Ratings. We believe the measures also have the potential to lower volatility in terms of operational cash flow generation for distributors
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2015-03-27 09:30:37
Wednesday, March 18th, 2015      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK/SAO PAOLO, March 17 (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell (Xetra: R6C1.DE - news) Plc has booked a large cargo of Brazilian ethanol to the United States, the strongest sign yet that currency swings, hefty oversupply and weak prices in the world's biggest producers are roiling trade flows, sources said
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2015-03-18 09:51:19
Wednesday, March 11th, 2015      Leave a Comment
BRASILIA, March 3 (Reuters) - Brazil plans to hold its 13th round auction of oil and natural gas exploration and production rights in the second half of 2015, Mines and Energy Minister Eduardo Braga said on Tuesday.
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2015-03-11 18:50:13
Sunday, March 8th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Brazil is set to hike the percentage of ethanol in gasoline to 27% this month, reducing available stocks for export.
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2015-03-08 21:10:55
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After a 40-year fight, the plan to build huge dams to tap the Amazon's power is running out of juice, mired in corrupution and scientific uncertainty (full text available to subscribers)
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2015-03-08 15:10:44
Friday, March 6th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Brasilia, Brazil – This week, imprisoned executives from one of Brazil's largest construction firms, who are implicated in an unprecedented corruption scandal involving the parastatal oil company Petrobras, promised to expose a parallel scheme of massive fraud surrounding hydroelectric dams in the Amazon
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2015-03-06 19:57:21