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Joao Peixe

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Joao Peixe

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  • Brazilian Wind Energy Projects Advance in Government Auction

    Published 23 August 2011 | viewed 5,148 times

    Power auctions organized by Brazil’s government on 17 August have indicated the country’s growing interest in renewable power projects, particularly wind. Forty-four wind power projects…

  • Over 2 Million Mozambicans Using Renewable Energy

    Published 23 August 2011 | viewed 5,242 times

    Mozambican Energy Minister Salvador Namburete reports that over 2 million Mozambicans are now using renewable energy sources. Namburete said, "Currently, 30 percent of Mozambicans have…

  • Uzbekistan Seeks Joint Uranium-Producing Project With China

    Published 23 August 2011 | viewed 5,589 times

    Last December Uzbekistan announced a program to attract $50 billion in direct foreign investment (FDI) into Uzbekistan within the next five years. Now Uzbekistan is…

  • OPEC States that Venezuela has World’s Largest Oil Reserves

    Published 18 August 2011 | viewed 15,963 times

    The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, a notoriously conservative organization, has stated that Venezuela has world’s largest oil reserves, even exceeding those of OPEC’s top…

  • South Korea and Russia Discussions Progress on Natural Gas Pipeline

    Published 18 August 2011 | viewed 5,511 times

    In light of Pyongyang provisionally green-lighting the project, South Korea and Russia will discuss a natural gas pipeline transiting North Korea later this month. South…

  • India, Iceland Jointly Explore Geothermal Energy

    Published 18 August 2011 | viewed 5,763 times

    Due to Iceland’s unique geology, which includes a high concentration of volcanoes, five major geothermal power plants produce approximately 26.2 percent of the nation's energy,…

  • Pakistan’s President Confident They Can Solve Endemic Energy Crisis

    Published 17 August 2011 | viewed 4,226 times

    During independence celebrations on 14 August, Pakistani President Asif Zadari stated that his Pakistan People's Party government is determined to make Pakistan a strong, self-sufficient…

  • Noble Energy to Develop Eastern Mediterranean LNG Facility

    Published 17 August 2011 | viewed 8,700 times

    Texas-based Noble Energy is actively seeking to develop Israel’s offshore Mediterranean  natural gas reserves. Noble Energy Chief Operating Officer Dave Stover stated that the company will…

  • Arizona's Solar Advocates Call Planned Support Levels Anemic

    Published 17 August 2011 | viewed 4,424 times

    While Tucson Electric Power Co. focuses on bringing additional large utility-scale solar projects online, advocates of solar energy are decrying TEP efforts to cut significantly…

  • Russia and Turkmenistan to Deepen Energy Cooperation

    Published 16 August 2011 | viewed 4,901 times

    Following a meeting of the Russian-Turkmen intergovernmental commission for economic cooperation in Avaz on the Turkmen Caspian coast the two giant natural gas exporters agreed…

  • Mongolia to Build Refineries to Ease Chronic Fuel Shortages

    Published 16 August 2011 | viewed 5,693 times

    Mongolia, which is forced to import virtually all of its refined oil products and frequently faces chronic fuel shortages, is to begin building an oil…

  • Iranian Oil Sales to India Decline

    Published 15 August 2011 | viewed 5,058 times

    Despite Iran’s eagerness to supply customers, Iranian oil sales this year have dropped to 18.5 million tons from last year’s exports of 21 million tons.…

  • Duke Energy Announces Wind Farm for Willacy County in Texas

    Published 15 August 2011 | viewed 6,454 times

    Duke Energy has announced its intention to build a large-scale wind farm in Willacy County. When the 200-megawatt facility comes online, it will generate enough…

  • Turkish Government Releases Solar Energy Investment Plan

    Published 14 August 2011 | viewed 8,472 times

    Turkey’s Ministry of Energy’s nine-item solar energy action plan, covering 27 of the country’s provinces, includes eventual investments topping $2.8 billion, and published the plan…

  • Vietnam receives $95 million loan to build Vung Ang power plant

    Published 14 August 2011 | viewed 6,156 times

    The Japanese Bank for International Corporation and the Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Cooperation are providing a $95 million loan Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam)…

  • Italian Companies Interested in Building Gas Pipeline Through Bosnia

    Published 13 August 2011 | viewed 6,694 times

    A memorandum of understanding was signed on the construction of a gas pipeline between Bosanski Brod and Zenica earlier this month. The best route for the…

  • Turkey Amenable to South Korea's Nuclear Energy Proposals

    Published 11 August 2011 | viewed 5,063 times

    Turkey’s Economy Minister Zafer Caglayan told reporters during a meeting with South Korean Knowledge Economy Minister Choi Joong-Kyung in Seoul, "My ministry and the Turkish…

  • OECD Reports Most Active Nations in Environmental Research

    Published 11 August 2011 | viewed 5,155 times

    According to a just released report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, New Zealand’s government is the world’s most environmentally friendly country for…

  • Nigeria Still Considering Nuclear Power

    Published 10 August 2011 | viewed 5,543 times

    Nigeria, Africa’s largest oil producer, is considering building nuclear power plants to alleviate the country’s chronic energy shortages, despite the negativity surrounding nuclear power in…

  • Turkey to Hold Third Wind Power Congress

    Published 10 August 2011 | viewed 5,030 times

    Next month the third international annual congress of Wind Power Turkey of the Turkish Wind Energy Association will be held in Istanbul European Wind Energy Association…

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