Teck’s Andacollo Mine in Chile signs for 100% renewable power

The Carmen de Andacollo copper and gold operation in central Chile, which is 90% owned by Teck Resources, has signed up with AES Gener, a 66.7% subsidiary of AES Corp, for the supply of 72 Megawatts (MW) (550 GWh/year) of renewable energy. The shift to renewable energy will eliminate 200,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions annually, the approximate equivalent of taking 40,000 vehicles off the road, at Andacollo.

Total early-stage Entrepreneurial Activity stands above 36% in Chile

Chile and Ecuador have been identified as global leaders in early-stage entrepreneurship by the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM). In both countries, Total early-stage Entrepreneurial Activity (TEA) stands above 36%. That means over 3.1 million people in Chile and almost 3.4 million people in Ecuador are setting up or in the first three-and-a-half-years of running their own business, based on World Bank population data.