Patricia Garip

More than 230 ad & PR firms greenwashing fossil fuels: report

More than 230 advertising and public relations agencies are helping to greenwash the fossil fuels industry at the mounting expense of human health and the planet, a new report reveals.

Colombia’s new government eyes Venezuelan gas

Colombia’s new government is racing to wind down the oil and gas industry but also signalling that it could resort to neighbouring Venezuela to replenish gas supply.

Uruguay carves dual path of hydrocarbons and hydrogen

Uruguay is the latest South American country to unveil a green hydrogen roadmap, but unlike some other aspiring producers and exporters of the emerging resource, the government has not yet relinquished plans to drill for oil and gas.

Pope endorses global pact to scrap fossil fuels

New fossil fuel projects “every day accelerate our race towards the precipice. Enough is enough,” said Cardinal Michael Czerny, speaking on behalf of Pope Francis.

EIG bet on Chile signals strength of decarb drive

US investment giant EIG has acquired new assets in Chile including the crown jewel of Cerro Dominador, a solar complex comprising 110 MW of CSP and 100 MW of PV capacity, in the Atacama desert.

Colombia’s energy transition at play in pivotal election

With both candidates opposed to fracking, the future of Colombia’s pilot unconventional exploration projects Kalé and Platero, is uncertain.

Ecuador crawls into renewables and gas

Compared with other South American countries such as Brazil and Chile, Ecuador has lagged in adopting renewable energy.

Report calls for staggered end to oil & gas

By 2030, rich countries which produce over a third of the world’s oil and gas must slash output by 74%, the report says.

Caribbean’s Aruba pivots to LNG as wind back-up

Known for its pearl-white sands, Aruba is relinquishing its long reliance on imported heavy fuel oil in favour of natural gas from LNG – which it plans to use as a back-up for intermittent wind power.

Green pressure in Latam triggers upstream shake-up

International oil companies operating in Latin America are getting pickier with their drill-bits as pressure builds to green up their portfolios.