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Thu, 23 Sep 2021 17:32:42 UTC

Investigation into Texas freeze highlights natural gas failures, frequency of cold weather events

The joint report issued by FERC and NERC cited freezing and natural gas fuel supply issues as the two largest causes for the disaster.… read more
Thu, 23 Sep 2021 15:34:00 UTC

US Court backs DOC change of mind regarding Argentine biodiesel trade

“It is bad news,” Zubizarreta said. The United States Court of International Trade Wednesday upheld tariffs or Argentine biodiesel which ensued a redefinition by the Department of Commerce which had at first stood against them.

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Thu, 23 Sep 2021 15:03:57 UTC

GE selected to supply solar power stations for 1.3 GW of projects in Turkey

GE Renewable Energy has been selected by Kaylon to deliver solar power stations for 1.3 GW of projects in Turkey, the company announced Thursday.… read more
Thu, 23 Sep 2021 14:44:00 UTC

U.S. hydropower generation to decline 14% in 2021 amid drought, EIA reports

In its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), the U.S. Energy Information Administration forecasts that electricity generation from U.S. hydropower plants will be 14% lower in 2021 than it was in 2020. This is a result of “extreme and exceptional” drought conditions that have been affecting much of the western U.S., especially California and states in the Pacific Northwest, which are […]… read more
Thu, 23 Sep 2021 09:59:07 UTC

Ohio bill emphasizes jobs and justice on path to 100% clean energy by 2050

A bill for cutting carbon emissions calls for equity in job training and transition programs, an office of energy justice, increased oversight, and curbs on utility influence over regulators.… read more
Thu, 23 Sep 2021 09:52:00 UTC

Argentina makes payment to IMF and strives to stay afloat

Argentina still faces two more maturities this year but the government first needs to survive the Nov. 14 mid-term elections While Argentine President Alberto Fernández described his country's situation facing the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as “decide” before the United Nations, a US 1,885 million dollar capital payment was made Wednesday to the global organization.

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Thu, 23 Sep 2021 09:49:45 UTC

How Long Island could become a green hydrogen hub

New York-based National Grid US envisions a “hydrogen hub” in Long Island that it says will help the state and city meet net-zero carbon goals in the coming decades.… read more
Thu, 23 Sep 2021 09:44:58 UTC

Salt River Project connects 25 MW energy storage facility to Arizona grid

Arizona-based municipal utility Salt River Project connected its largest battery storage facility to the grid this month.… read more
Thu, 23 Sep 2021 09:34:00 UTC

Argentina and Brazil to expand development of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines

The world is shifting towards mRNA vaccines also in South America While the World Health Organization (WHO) has suspended the approval process of the Russian-developed Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has chosen Argentina and Brazil to further manufacture mRNA immunizers.

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Thu, 23 Sep 2021 09:29:00 UTC

Argentine President insists on his country's rights regarding Malvinas issue before the UN

Fernández denounced colonialism on the part of the United Kingdom Argentine President Alberto Fernández spoke before the United Nations' 76th General Assembly Fernández about his country's “legitimate and imprescriptible sovereignty rights, over the Malvinas Islands, South Georgia, South Sandwich Islands and the surrounding maritime spaces that make up part of the Argentine national territory.”

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Thu, 23 Sep 2021 09:25:00 UTC

IMF's report on Brazil: performance better than expected; GDP projected to expand 5,3% this year

Currency depreciation and a surge in commodity prices have fed into headline inflation and inflation expectations even as the output gap remains negative On September 10, 2021, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation1 with Brazil. Economic performance has been better than expected, in part due to the authorities’ forceful policy response. GDP regained its pre-pandemic level in 2021Q1 and momentum continues to be favourable, supported by booming terms of trade and robust private sector credit growth.

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Thu, 23 Sep 2021 09:01:00 UTC

Brazil increases Selic interest rate to 6,25%, the highest in two years

Based on the latest numbers, the Brazilian government now estimates an inflation of 8,5% for the twelve months of 2021, in line with market expectations. As expected the Brazilian central bank on Wednesday increased a whole percentage point of its basic Selic interest rate to 6,25%, the fifth in a row and the highest in two years. The Monetary Policy Committee, Copon unanimously voted for the increase in an attempt to contain inflation.

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Thu, 23 Sep 2021 09:00:00 UTC

Qantas announces historic nonstop repatriation flight from Buenos Aires

The 18-hour flight to Darwin will focus on on masks, PPE, and social distancing rather than on premium services. Australia's flag carrier Qantas is planning a historic nonstop repatriation flight from Buenos Aires' Ezeiza airport across the Southern Pole aboard a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, it was announced.

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Wed, 22 Sep 2021 15:20:36 UTC

Grid hardening through DER could soon be a viable, profitable solution for utilities

California residents will be able to sign up to be notified when Flex Alerts take place and indicate if they plan to participate. Then, CalISO will be able to validate those responses by zip code, giving the grid operator better visibility into which areas of the grid might see some relief.… read more
Wed, 22 Sep 2021 14:20:19 UTC

Hydropower and green hydrogen sectors collaborate to achieve net zero

The newly formed Green Hydrogen Organisation and IHA have set out a mutually strengthening vision of how their two sectors can collaborate.… read more
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