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Chile prepares carbon tax legislation

Smoking chimney emitting pollution

South American country poised to approve plans for $5 a tonne carbon tax as part of new climate legislation package

28 Aug 2014

Green buildings spring up in Asia and Latin America

An office building with a cloudy sky in the background

Report finds huge growth in 'eco-friendly' housing and commercial property in emerging markets such as Pakistan, Mexico and Bangladesh

13 Aug 2014

Giant Amanecer solar plant comes online in Chilean desert

Amanecer solar plant

Power produced by new 100MW plant - thought to be largest in Latin America - purchased by metals company CAP Group

06 Jun 2014

Climate change could cause malaria to "creep up mountains"

New research calls for greater protection to prevent malaria spreading into higher altitudes in Africa and South America

07 Mar 2014

UN carbon trading office to open in Colombia

Bogotá centre aims to increase the region's participation in the Clean Development Mechanism

23 Aug 2013

Chilean businesses set for 600MW renewable energy boost

Mainstream Renewable Power and Actis form joint venture to develop $1.4bn worth of wind and solar power projects

10 Jun 2013

Clear Channel shows off advertising l'eau-how

A Peruvian billboard has produced 15,000 litres of drinking water from the surrounding air

17 May 2013

Mainstream raises $70m for Chile wind farm

Work on 33MW Negrete Cuel wind farm already underway, while company plans 2.3GW of wind and solar projects across the country

04 Feb 2013

Uruguay set to become world leader in wind power

South American nation plans to produce 90 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2015

07 Jan 2013

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