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Thu, 28 Oct 2021 01:32:00 UTC

EU plans large scale observation of Venezuelan elections

Ñañez said the monitoring team has been devised to guarantee freedom of expression through social media The European Union already has 11 electoral experts in Caracas for the upcoming Venezuelan elections. Then the number is to grow to 44 long-term observers while by Nov. 21 -voting day- the team is to surpass 100 members, the Electoral Observation Mission of the European bloc announced Tuesday.

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Wed, 27 Oct 2021 18:43:00 UTC

Indigenous groups in Ecuador stage second day of protests

Ecuador is living under a state of exception sin Oct. 18 Groups of native Ecuadorians Wednesday staged their second straight day of protests against the government of conservative President Guillermo Lasso barely six months into his term in office.

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Wed, 27 Oct 2021 15:47:49 UTC

U.S. solar panel imports fell 27% in third quarter

U.S. solar panel imports declined 27% in the third quarter of 2021, the largest quarterly decline since 2018, amid supply chain pressures and the proposed expansion of tariffs, according to a new report.… read more
Wed, 27 Oct 2021 12:40:26 UTC

Europe replaces 50% of electricity meters with smart models

More than half of electricity meters in Europe are now smart, a new report released by Berg Insight has found.… read more
Wed, 27 Oct 2021 11:32:43 UTC

Watch: ESS boss discusses flow batteries, listing on NYSE, and U.S. infrastructure bills

ESS CEO Eric Dresselhuys joined Renewable Energy World for a conversation about the company's journey to becoming the first U.S. long-duration energy storage company to list on the New York Stock Exchange, the promise of flow battery technology, and the impact of proposed tax credits for energy storage currently being considered by the U.S. Congress.… read more
Wed, 27 Oct 2021 10:25:25 UTC

Group targets retired American coal plants for clean energy hubs

A partnership formed between thermal energy storage developer E2S Power and global engineering giant SNC-Lavalin aims to convert American fossil-fuel power stations into clean energy hubs.… read more
Wed, 27 Oct 2021 10:04:07 UTC

Honeywell to test new long-duration flow battery with Duke

Honeywell has developed a new flow battery technology capable of storing and discharging renewably-generated electricity for up to 12 hours.… read more
Wed, 27 Oct 2021 09:55:00 UTC

Senatorial Committee calls for indictment of Brazilian President for how he handled the COVID-19 crisis

Bolsonaro needs to be prosecuted and banned from social media, the CPI found Brazil's Senatorial Committee (CPI) investigating President Jair Bolsonaro's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic Tuesday recommended the head of state be prosecuted for "crimes against humanity" and that he is denied access to social media for having spread false information about the disease.

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Wed, 27 Oct 2021 09:53:00 UTC

Brazil envisions plans to cut down Amazon deforestation while developing other activities in the rainforest

”We cannot abandon the possibility of exploiting the great mining wealth of the Amazon,” Mourão said. Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture estimated this week 1 million hectares per year will suffer deforestation until the year 2030, despite Vice President Hamilton Mourão's announcement Monday that plans to avoid it would be announced at the upcoming 26th United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP-26) in Glasgow.

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Wed, 27 Oct 2021 09:50:00 UTC

Desperate Nicaraguans go to Honduras to get COVID-19 shots

Nicaragua's government only offers Russian or Cuban vaccines which make travel impossible Citizens of Nicaragua, which according to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) ranks among the six countries in the region with the lowest vaccination rates, have been crossing over the border to neighbouring Honduras even on horseback and in rafts to receive a COVID-19 immunizer, it was reported.

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Wed, 27 Oct 2021 09:40:00 UTC

Future US Ambassador to Buenos Aires says Argentina needs an economic plan

“Argentina is the third largest economy in Latin America, but a long history of economic instability has affected its productivity and competitiveness,” Stanley said Marc R. Stanley, the man chosen by US President Joseph Biden to become the next Ambassador to Buenos Aires, Tuesday said at his confirmation hearing before the Senate that the South American country needs an economic plan regarding its foreign debt.

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Wed, 27 Oct 2021 09:20:00 UTC

ICC Prosecutor on 10-day mission to Colombia and Venezuela

The visits reflect Prosecutor Khan's commitment to increase direct engagement with the region, and to explore avenues for cooperation in line with the principle of complementarity Since Monday and until 3 November, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Mr Karim A.A. Khan QC, will undertake a 10-day mission to Latin America, which will include official visits to the Republic of Colombia and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. The mission to the region builds upon the productive meetings the Prosecutor has already held, both in-person and virtually, with multiple stakeholders in relation to both situations.

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Wed, 27 Oct 2021 09:00:00 UTC

Drone data helps a Minnesota city conserve energy

Warren, a small city in Northern Minnesota, is offering an innovative public service: images that reveal building heat loss, captured by drones.… read more
Wed, 27 Oct 2021 08:40:00 UTC

Argentina declares Maradona's childhood house as a 'National Historic Site'

The humble house has gone through decades of neglect Argentina authorities have declared the house in the low-income Buenos Aires neighborhood of Villa Fiorito where football legend Diego Armando Maradona spent his childhood a National Historic Site, it was announced learned Tuesday.

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Tue, 26 Oct 2021 20:09:00 UTC

Third doses and shots for foreigners announced in Argentina

Vizzotti underlined Argentina's vaccination campaign was faster than the ones in Bolivia and Paraguay Argentina's Health Minister Carla Vizzotti Tuesday announced third doses of COVID-19 vaccines were to be applied to specific groups of patients as well as to foreign tourists.

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