Argentina and Russia sign key nuclear agreement

During his recent visit to Argentina Russian president Vladimir Putin signed important agreements to produce nuclear power in the South American country -- a move to gain influence in the region.

Venezuela to change its electricity subsidies system from August

The government of Venezuela will introduce changes to its electric subsidies system from August 2014. This was announced by state-owned electric company Corpoelec, BNamericas has reported.

Celsia considers purchasing generation assets outside Colombia

Colombian electricity company Celsia is considering the option of purchasing generation assets abroad.

Eletrobras looks for partners to construct 400 MW Sinop hydropower plant

Brazil's electric state-owned company Eletrobras is negotiating with private firms for the construction of the Sinop hydropower project, which will produce 400 MW and will be located in Mato Grosso state.

GE to provide technology to CHP plant in Mexico

The American company General Electric (GE) has announced that its Mexican partner, Smith Power Mexico, will provide gas engine technology to Enerkin to construct a CHP plant in that country.
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EY includes Brazil among top 10 countries for renewables investment

In its recently-issued Global Renewable Energy Attractiveness Index, consultancy EY included Brazil among the top 10 places to invest in such projects.

Mexico to tender energy projects valued at US$2.8 billion

The Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), Mexico's state owned company that regulates the energy market, will put out to tender several electric infrastructures and pipeline projects. The tender will be held late this year and the projects are valued at $2.8bn.

Energy development in Latin America: A fine balancing act

Many nations in Latin America are enjoying unprecedented economic growth, and the development of their energy sector is of key importance. But the balancing act facing these countries is how to do this in a sustainable manner that safeguards the environment and does not negatively impact on their economic growth.

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