Europe’s largest producer of renewable energy Statkraft has signed an agreement to acquire Solarcentury that will see it gain access to a 6GW pipeline. The £117.7m deal covers projects planned in Europe and South America. Solarcentury’s project pipeline spans many high-growth markets including Spain, the Netherlands, the UK, France, Greece, Italy and Chile.
The Office of Agricultural Studies and Policies of Chile (Odepa) reported that exports between January and September registering a drop of 5%, equivalent to 2.84 million tons and a value of $5.36 billion F.O.B., representing a 10% decrease in value.
The Chilean avocado industry has welcomed a recent United Nations study debunking allegations that it has a negative impact on the environment and communities near production areas. The study was released a few days ago by the Regional Water Centre for Arid and Semi-arid Zones of Latin America and the Caribbean (CAZALAC-UNESCO), showing that there was “good management and efficient use of water, with much lower consumption levels than in other fruits grown in Chile”.
Chile’s economic activity sank 5.3% in September year-on-year but grew 5.1% from the previous month, the central bank said on Monday, as the world’s no. 1 copper producer emerged from the worst period of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to government estimates, by 2050 Chile could be exporting green hydrogen for an amount equivalent to what it exports in copper today. In 2019 Chile exported 33.56 billion in copper, according to the Central Bank.