Wind Power News: Argentina
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Key Findings A Luxembourg company could hold the key to a corruption scandal that has swirled around Argentina’s former president, Mauricio Macri, and his family for years. Lares Corporation, set up by his brother, was part of an international chain of companies used to buy and sell six wind farms in deals that allegedly netted the Macris $70 million. Argentinian law enforcement, who have been probing the deal since 2018, say the discovery of the company may be an important . . . Complete story »
Like numerous countries under quarantine, Argentina has paused to stop the spread of the coronavirus, which has more than 1,700 registered cases nationwide. The measure has paralysed the economy, and notably, Argentina’s recently reinvigorated renewable energy development, with numerous projects stalled. The new government of Alberto Fernández has limited movement throughout the country, only allowing Argentines to carry out essential activities such as food production and distribution. An extension to the initial three-week lockdown is being assessed. This has meant . . . Complete story »
BUENOS AIRES – A Chinese renewable energy investment in Patagonia was halted after no agreement could be reached with the small Mapuche community living where the wind turbines were going to be installed. China’s Envision Energy SA had vowed to invest 56.7 million US dollars in Cerro Alto in the province of Rio Negro, 85 kilometers from Bariloche. In 2016 the company had won the tender in the first round of the RenovAr programme. The plan included 28 wind turbines . . . Complete story »
Gilson Denardin always hated the towering transmission lines crisscrossing his farm in northeastern Brazil. So when he caught wind of plans to put up two more sets of wires, he decided to put up a fight. “It’s awful,” said the owner of 7,400 acres of farmland in Brazil’s Northeast. “My land loses its value with so many power lines.” Denardin is leading a local movement to force power companies to pay farmers more for their trouble, and he’s not alone . . . Complete story »
Japan’s government has presented a 600MW wind power generation project for the Patagonia region to Argentina’s energy secretary Daniel Cameron, Argentine government news agency TelÃ¡m reported. The prospective plant will call for the installation of 200 wind turbines with 3MW generation capacity each, covering northern Santa Cruz to southern Chubut province. The Japanese government wants a Japanese firm to construct the turbines; possible candidates include Nissan, Honda and Toyota. Further, the Japanese plan to install a 100m meteorological tower to . . . Complete story »