Thesan eyes Argentina as renewables take hold

Thesan eyes Argentina as renewables take hold

Already present in half a dozen Latin American countries, Italian solar developer Thesan sees Argentina as a new frontier as the country becomes more attractive thanks to the RenovAr program and two successful electric power tenders, although challenges remain.

Salta province claims its place on Argentina’s solar map

Salta province claims its place on Argentina’s solar map

With contracts signed in January for the first solar projects awarded in Argentina’s renewables tender, the north-western province of Salta is about to make its mark on the country’s solar map. Salta will be one of the focus regions during the El Futuro Solar Argentina conference (Buenos Aires, 28-30 March) and the province’s Electricity General Director, Jorge H. Giubergia, will take the stage to present his Energy Secretariat’s vision.

Argentina makes good on its solar promise, but clouds linger

Argentina makes good on its solar promise, but clouds linger

Argentina launched its renewable energy drive with the RenovAr program in May, with the first round of the process aimed at adding 1 GW of capacity to the country’s grid now complete, garnering an enthusiastic response among developers, but challenges lie ahead.

 

White Paper - Argentina’s second chance

White Paper - Argentina’s second chance

It’s been over a decade since the last visit of the US president to Buenos Aires, capital of the second largest Latin American country with a world famous heritage of football and tango. President Obama visited the country on March 16, 2016, shortly after President Macri, inaugurated in December 2015, reached a deal with the decade-long holdout creditors, a legacy of the country’s grave financial crisis in the early 2000s. Mr. Macri, former senior analyst at Sideo Americana, a Macri family enterprise specializing in civil construction, and two-term chief of government of Buenos Aires, may be the one to reconnect this alienated country back to the global financial market.

Macri founds Ministry of Environment (Spanish)

Macri founds Ministry of Environment (Spanish)

Vida Silvestre celebra la creación del Ministerio de Ambiente, anunciado por el futuro presidente Mauricio Macri dentro de su gabinete. El nuevo Ministerio permitirá que las cuestiones ambientales tengan más relevancia y autonomía.

Macri to push more ambitious emissions cut

Macri to push more ambitious emissions cut

PARIS — President-elect Mauricio Macri’s representative at the COP21 climate change summit in the outskirts of the French capital wants to make sure the world knows Argentina plans to start taking the issue of global warming a lot more seriously and will increase the country’s commitment to the cause.