Markets & Business, Markets & Trends, Uncategorized

How Green Are the Rio Olympics, Really?

22 Jul , 2016  

Gita Subramony, ERS, for Zondits In the recently released ACEEE International Energy Efficiency Scorecard, Brazil was one of the lowest-scoring countries, ranking within the bottom three. In a few weeks, they will also be hosting a different type of international competition, the 2016 Summer Olympics. [mks_pullquote align=”right” width=”300″ size=”18″ bg_color=”#8224e3″ txt_color=”#ffffff”]The organizers of the Rio […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

Brazil’s Balbina Pilot Project Turns to Solar Energy

21 Mar , 2016  

Balbina Brazil

Valerie Eacret, ERS, for Zondits March 21, 2016. Image credit: Seabirds Almost 30 years ago, Brazil flooded an enormous area in the Amazonian rainforest to generate hydroelectric power in what some called an environmental crime. Today, it only produces 20% of its capacity. The artificial lake is so large that the horizon is barely visible from […]

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