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COVID-19 Forcing Petrochemical Leaders to Rethink Industry’s Future

Petrochemical industry leaders and financial investors need to update their strategic agendas and focus on recovery scenarios, regionalized supply chains, and capital productivity. That is, if they want to minimize the negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the industry, according to McKinsey & Company. In a recent analysis, the global consulting firm wrote that slowing…

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Zárate–Brazo Largo bridge and power lines crossing the Paraná River between the cities of Zárate, Buenos Aires Province, and Brazo Largo in Argentina. Photo by: Darcacha.

Argentina: Power Grid Becomes Digital With First 5000 Smart Meters Installed in Buenos Aires

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (ViaNews) – Smart meters are devices that measure the energy consumption digitally. The digital energy technology is well known in Europe and giving its first steps in Argentina. The Enel Group, through its Argentinian subsidiary, Edesur, has launched its most ambitious plan to date in the country. The pilot plan consists in having…

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Loma Blanca IV Wind Farm. Photo by: Federico Lopez.

Argentina Embraces a new era Within Renewable Energies Sector

Montevideo, Uruguay (ViaNews) – From December 4th to 7th, the “Energy Week” took place in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It´s an event organized by the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE), the Government of Argentina through the Ministry of Energy and Mining, and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The distinguished Convention Center of the…

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Why has Venezuela the lowest gasoline prices in the world?

Why is Gas So Cheap in Venezuela?

CARACAS, Venezuela (ViaNews) – In 1914, the Zumaque I, or MG-1, (the first oil well in Venezuelan territory) marked the beginning of the oil production in Venezuela. It was the milestone from agricultural to an oil-based economy, completely changing Venezuela’s contemporary history. Since then, oil has become a national symbol, associated with wealth-seeking, and strong…

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Uruguay: Self-sustainable school.

A Model to follow: First Self-Sustainable School of Latin America

Montevideo, Uruguay (VIAnews) – What if someone had already figured out a way of building completely self-sufficient houses? Apparently, someone already did. Michael Reynolds is a 72-year-old architect who grew up in Kentucky, USA. He has written several books on sustainable housing, founded the world-class Sustainable Buildings company “Earthship Biotecture”, and is the drafter of…

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