Acciona starts building $170 mn 238-MWp PV complex in Chile

Acciona SA has started building the 238-MWp Malgarida I and II solar photovoltaic (PV) complex in Chile. The company is set to invest $170 million in what will be its seventh renewable energy project in Chile. Scheduled to commence operations by the end of 2021, the Malgarida complex will be capable of generating some 654 GWh of power annually, while avoiding the emission of 512.000 tonnes of carbon dioxide each year.

Chile refuses to sign Escazú Agreement

Chile decided not to sign the Escazú Agreement, which guarantees the protection of environmental rights in Latin America, despite being one of its promoters together with Costa Rica. According to Foreign Minister Andrés Allamand, “The agreement exposes the country to the contingency of international demands for environmental reasons, which from our point of view, particularly considering the terms of this treaty, implies a serious impact on sovereignty in matters that are fundamental for development.”