Apple CEO commits company to Amazon rainforest donation

Tim Cook tweeted: ‘It’s devastating to see the fires and destruction ravaging the Amazon rainforest, one of the world’s most important ecosystems’

Brazil to reject $20m of G7 aid for Amazon rainforest fires

French President Emmanuel Macron said the funds would be made available immediately to tackle the blazes

Jair Bolsonaro: ‘Pooping every other day could save the planet”

The Brazilian President offered the strange advice when asked whether it was possible to simultaneously pursue agricultural development and safeguard the environment

BP and Bunge bond over bioenergy in Brazil

The joint venture aims to become a highly efficient producer of sugarcane ethanol and generate renewable electricity

Lightsource BP acquires major solar assets in Brazil

It has bought around 2GW of greenfield solar projects that are at various development stages

Brazil’s clean capacity ‘to top 60GW in 2030’

By this time, clean power is set to make up the second largest proportion of the mix, following behind only thermal generation

LNG-to-power facility in Brazil granted $288m

The project consists of a 1.3GW CCGT plant, an LNG import terminal, a transmission line and the expansion of an existing substation

Americas installed almost 12GW of wind capacity in 2018

That’s a 12% rise from the previous year, taking the total capacity to 135GW

Wind turbines
Siemens Gamesa awarded 128MW wind contract in Brazil

The site is due to be commissioned in 2020

Rio de Janeiro
Waste-to-energy test plant takes out the trash in Rio

The test facility produces enough biogas each month to power a fleet of 1,000 cars