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August 22, 2023 • Colombia, Japan, Kenya, Nevada, Norway, Peru, TanzaniaPrint storyE-mail story

Transition to “clean energy” is hurting Indigenous communities

When Francisco Calí Tzay, the United Nations special rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous peoples, spoke at the 22nd United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, or UNPFII, last week, he listed clean energy projects as some of the most concerning threats to their rights. “I constantly receive information that Indigenous Peoples fear a new wave of green investments without recognition of their land tenure, management, and knowledge,” said Calí Tzay. His statements – and those made by other delegates – at . . . Complete story »


July 28, 2023 • Brazil, France, Peru, Print storyE-mail story

Engie probes problems at Latin American wind facilities using Siemens Gamesa turbines

Engie and Siemens Gamesa are investigating issues at two of the former’s wind farms in Latin America involving turbines under scrutiny over technical problems at the manufacturing giant. Catherine MacGregor, during a conference call to discuss latest results, updated analysts on “technical problems that have been experienced by Siemens Gamesa and its 4.X and 5.X onshore turbine platform”. Global developer Engie uses the turbines in question at two wind farms in Latin America, said the CEO. “We have encountered technical . . . Complete story »


December 16, 2014 • PeruPrint storyE-mail story

Peru may extradite Greenpeace activists over Nazca Lines damage

Peru may seek to extradite the Greenpeace members accused of causing “irreparable” damage to the Nazca Lines world heritage site in a botched environmental protest. The activists left behind an ineradicable trail of footprints in the delicate desert surface near the huge, iconic figure of a hummingbird, mysteriously etched into the white sand and preserved for more than 1,500 years. Last week a Peruvian judge rejected prosecutors’ request to keep the suspects in the country to face questioning, citing incomplete . . . Complete story »


December 14, 2014 • PeruPrint storyE-mail story

Peru is indignant after Greenpeace makes its mark on ancient site

An expression of concern by the environmental group Greenpeace about the carbon footprint was marred this week by real footprints – in a fragile, and restricted, landscape near the Nazca lines, ancient man-made designs etched in the Peruvian desert. The Peruvian authorities said activists from the group damaged a patch of desert when they placed a large sign that promoted renewable energy near a set of lines that form the shape of a giant hummingbird. The sign was meant to draw . . . Complete story »


December 13, 2014 • PeruPrint storyE-mail story

Greenpeace caused ‘irreparable damage’ to Nazca lines, inquiry finds

Greenpeace activists caused “irreparable damage” to a large area of the Nazca lines, an ancient monument, during a publicity stunt, according to a Peruvian prosecutor investigating the incident. The damage is spread over an area of 1,600 square metres beside a stylised figure of a hummingbird etched into the desert soil, the prosecutor said. A spokeswoman for the public prosecutor said that, under Peruvian law, causing damage to a world heritage site could be punishable by a prison sentence of . . . Complete story »


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