Mexico City, a Megalopolis’ War on Plastic Bags

Paper cones, called “cucuruchos”, have been traditionally used by shoppers in Mexico City for carrying spices and grains. Now these plastic-free alternatives are making a comeback, along with straw baskets and reusable cloth bags, after a ban on plastic bags entered into effect in the megalopolis on 1 January 2020. …

The Key to Sustainable Development Is Political Will

The eyes of the entire world are on France when it comes to combating climate change, not only because of the 2015 Paris Agreement, which pledged this country to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050. Not a day goes by without some environmental news from France getting around …

World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day takes place every 8 June. The concept was originally proposed in 1992 by Canada’s International Centre for Ocean Development (ICOD) and the Ocean Institute of Canada (OIC) at the Earth Summit – UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 2008, the …

Waste-To-Energy Test Plant Takes out the Trash in Rio

The test facility produces enough biogas each month to power a fleet of 1,000 cars. Rio de Janeiro is taking out the trash with a new pilot waste-to-energy plant. The City Company of Urban Cleaning (Comlurb) has built a test facility capable of extracting 100 to 150 cubic metres of biogas per …

Construction Delays Make New Nuclear Power Plants Costlier than Ever

The cost of building new nuclear power plants is nearly 20 per cent higher than expected due to delays, a new analysis has found. A new analysis of the history of nuclear power plant projects shows since 2010 delays have contributed 18 per cent the costs. These delays – which …

GE Renewable Energy Completes 5,000 Megawatts Worth Of Wind Capacity In Brazil

GE Renewable Energy announced last month that it had successfully installed 5,000 megawatts worth of wind energy capacity in Brazil, making it the first company to accomplish the milestone. Announced in Rio de Janeiro at the Brazil Windpower conference at the end of August, American GE Renewable Energy revealed that …

Brazil Windpower 2017

Brazil Windpower – Conference & Exhibition is the largest wind power event in Latin America providing the best opportunities for networking and business in this market. In 2016, the event took place in Rio de Janeiro over 3 consecutive days, from 30 August to 1 September, attracting the main sectoral …