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ivan castano's Articles

- December 13, 2012

Wind to Lead Latam Renewables Growth by 2020

Wind power growth is surging in Latin America and is expected to lead the region's renewables race with some 10,000 MW of capacity slated to come online in eight years, according to...

- November 22, 2011

Wind Could Become Brazil's Second Power Generation Source in 2015

It's one of those stories everyone's talking about, at least in Brazil's wind energy space. And it should come as no surprise. Under its newly launched energy expansion plan, the government...

- November 02, 2011

Indonesia Works To Secure Lead in "Ring of Fire" Geothermal Market

Indonesia is aggressively moving to build up its geothermal industry with plans add as much as 9,000 MW of installed capacity by 2025. However, industry observers say the Southeast...

- August 19, 2011

Seeing the Forest and the Trees: Utilities and Regulators Consider Biomass Power Plants

As U.S. electric utilities continue to wrestle with how to cost effectively cut CO2 emissions and meet their renewable electricity goals, biomass could be starting to gain popularity...

- June 21, 2011

Spain's Cepsa to Expand into Second-Generation Biodiesel

Spanish petrochemical company Cepsa plans to make 26.4 million gallons of biodiesel at three factories in Southern Spain.

- June 20, 2011

El Salvador to Pour $500 Million into Renewables

El Salvador's Comision Ejecutiva Hidroelectrica del Rio Lempa (CEL) is to invest roughly $500m to develop the country's renewable power industry, according to company executives and...

- June 20, 2011

Investors Sweet on Second-Gen Biofuel IPOs But a Few Caveats Remain

Second-generation biofuel IPOs are all the rage this year with recent deals pricing well above initial expectations and a growing number of companies expected to tap the capital markets...

- June 15, 2011

Oxfam Calls for Global Governments to Help Fix "Broken Food System"

Oxfam has launched a fresh campaign to pressure the world's governments to boost investment in agriculture and better manage food supply to create a fairer and more sustainable food...

- June 14, 2011

Portuguese Renewables Unshaken by EU Bailout

Portugal's renewables power industry got a scare last month when the IMF advised the government to lower its support for the sector to shore up its finances after bailing out the ailing...

- June 13, 2011

Hydroelectricity, Biofuels To Lead Latam Renewables Growth

Hydroelectricity projects are set to balloon in Latin America as the region is expect to invest hugely in the technology in coming years, followed by biomass and wind power, according...

ivan castano

ivan castano

Ivan Castano is a freelance journalist based in Miami. His work has appeared in Thomson Reuters’ International Finance Review (IFR), Dow Jones’ Financial News, Euromoney, Trade & Forfaiting Review and a range of trade publications covering...

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