Statkraft will acquire Solarcentury for $151.9 mn, covering projects in Chile

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.

Chilean avocado industry welcomes UN study concluding it is sustainable

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”.