Italy’s Enel to power Anglo American’s full renewable switch in Chile

first_imgItaly’s Enel to power Anglo American’s full renewable switch in Chile FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Tech:A mining giant has turned to Enel to power its transition to a fully renewable energy supply in Chile, signing a deal set to kick in, in two years’ time.The developer announced this week its clean energy portfolio will provide Anglo American with up to 3TWh annually, starting in 2021 over a 10-year period.The energy will come from Enel’s existing renewable portfolio in Chile, developed through the Enel Generación Chile subsidiary.The deal will help green the energy footprint of the Chilean projects Anglo American owns interests in, including the Los Bronces, Collahuasi, El Soldado mines and the Chagres smelter.The mining group estimates the potential 3TWh a year in renewable supply will slash its overall Chilean CO2 emissions by 70%, equal to taking 270,000 cars off the road.According to Enel, the deal with Anglo American is the most sizeable such arrangement seen to date in Chile and the largest clean energy supply agreement the firm itself has ever entered.More: Enel plants to power Anglo American’s full renewable switch in Chilelast_img read more

Colombia Finds OAS Insignias in a Drug Vehicle

first_img AFP Colombian authorities found a vehicle that appeared to belong to the OAS mission in support of the Colombian peace process, and which was also adapted to transport drugs, the Prosecutor’s Office reported on March 2. No arrests were made during the seizure. The vehicle, with insignias of the Organization of American States (OAS) and a fake license plate exclusively used by diplomatic delegations in Colombia, was found by agents of the Prosecutor’s Office in the city of Cali. The OAS mission, established in 2004, monitors the compliance of peace agreements made with the paramilitary organization United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC). Furthermore, the OAS mission also monitors Colombia’s obligations for human rights and international humanitarian law. The AUC, which used to combat guerrillas, committed hundreds of crimes against civilians and was demobilized between 2003 and 2005 through an agreement with former President Álvaro Uribe, which granted them procedural privileges in exchange for truth and reparations to their victims. Deputy prosecutor general Jorge Perdomo, told reporters that the agency “will coordinate with international organizations to establish a control mechanism” that allows the identification of vehicles. center_img The fake OAS vehicle was discovered by chance, during an operation to seize the property of the Narváez Reina family clan, dedicated to smuggling drugs into the U.S., the report stated. Colombia, which has endured a close to fifty-year armed conflict involving guerrillas, paramilitaries, and drug traffickers, is currently going through a peace process with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. By Dialogo April 04, 2013 Agents discovered nine hidden compartments for transporting drugs, according to a statement released by the investigating agency. “The authorities are deeply concerned because insignias from international organizations were used to commit criminal activities,” he added. last_img read more