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PPK: "Peru buscara en China inversionistas en infraestructura y nuevos mercados"

9 de septiembre de 2016

La visita de Estado a China tiene como propósito abrir nuevos mercados para las exportaciones peruana y captar inversiones en infraestructura, aseguró el presidente Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, quien encabezará una delegación peruana de empresarios y ministros de Estado que viajará este sábado al gigante asiático.

"Vamos a buscar inversión que toma su tiempo gestarla. Estamos interesados en industrializar minerales, abrir nuevos mercados para nuestras exportaciones y queremos inversionistas en infraestructura, ferrocarriles, el tren de cercanías, puertos", dijo PPK...

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Lee mas aqui: http://www.eleconomistaamerica.pe/politica-eAm-pe/noticias/7815210/09/16/PPK-Peru-buscara-en-China-inversionistas-en-infraestructura-y-nuevos-mercados.html

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Lanzan un plan ferroviario de US$ 14.187 millones

8 de septiembre de 2016

Pablo Fernandez Blanco

La mejor carta de presentación del plan ferroviario que ayer dio a conocer el Gobierno está en el pasado: si los trenes argentinos hubieran tenido el sistema de frenos que se implementará en los próximos cuatro años, nunca habrían existido la tragedia de Once, que se llevó a 52 personas, ni los 61 muertos en total y las 1483 personas que resultaron heridas en las vías en las últimas dos décadas.

La afirmación corrió por cuenta del ministro de Transporte, Guillermo Dietrich, que ayer presentó oficialmente ante la prensa el plan de US$ 14.187 millones en ocho años que el Gobierno comenzó a instrumentar desde principios de año. El funcionario afirmó que el proyecto convenció al presidente Mauricio Macri a tal punto que no discutió "ni un solo peso"...

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Lee mas aqui: http://www.lanacion.com.ar/1935614-trenes-lanzan-un-plan-por-us-14187-millones

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Costa Rica has gone 76 straight days using 100% renewable electricity

September 8, 2016

Brad Plumer

Costa Rica is pulling off a feat most countries just daydream about: For two straight months, the Central American country hasn't burned any fossil fuels to generate electricity. That's right: 100 percent renewable power.

This isn't a blip, either. For 300 total days last year and 150 days so far this year, Costa Rica's electricity has come entirely from renewable sources, mostly hydropower and geothermal. Heavy rains have helped four big hydroelectric dams run above their usual capacity, letting the country turn off its diesel generators...

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Read more at Vox: http://www.vox.com/2016/9/8/12847160/costa-rica-renewable-electricity

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Sea Change: Green Energy Offers Dowdy Ports a New Means of Regeneration

September 10, 2016

BUILT in 1885 to export 5m tonnes of coal a year from Yorkshire's mines, the Alexandra dock in Hull once caused foreign visitors to marvel at its scale and modernity. After a long decline it closed at last in 1982. Along with it went much of Hull's dockyard industry, and not a little of its pride.

As recently as last year the half-derelict site was filled with rusty sheds, old caravans and broken wooden pallets. But all that has now been swept away by a £310m ($415m) wind-turbine factory. On September 1st workers began to cast its first enormous fibreglass blade. Measuring 75 metres (250 feet) in length—longer than the world's largest jetliner—the blade will be floated out into the North Sea next year to form part of a new bank of turbines...

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Read more at The Economist: http://www.economist.com/news/britain/21706456-green-energy-offers-dowdy-ports-new-means-regeneration-sea-change

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How Chicago is Turning Its Street Lights into Smart Infrastructure

September 7, 2016

Katharine Schwab

Nearly five years ago, Charlie Catlett, the Director of Urban Center for Computation and Data at Argonne National Laboratory, heard that the city of Chicago would be replacing its street lights. He began to envision a sensor that would capture a vast amount of location-based data for research purposes—and began asking fellow scientists at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory what kind of urban data might be useful for their research. "I thought, what a tremendous opportunity that would be for the science community to better understand things like climate and air quality," Catlett says.

The project began to move forward under the name "Array of Things." The city of Chicago got involved, since Catlett's vision for the project dovetails with its ongoing initiative to provide data to the public in an accessible way. Students at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago submitted designs for what such sensors might look like.When the National Science Foundation agreed to fund the development and manufacturing of the nodes last September, the Array of Things kicked into full gear...

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Read more at Fast Company: https://www.fastcodesign.com/3063480/how-chicago-is-turning-its-street-lights-into-smart-infrastructure

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Toronto's Transit Advice for New York: Give Streetcars Their Own Lanes

September 7, 2016

Emma G. Fitzsimmons

TORONTO — As the streetcar crept along Queen Street West in clogged traffic through the heart of downtown, anxiety started to rise among those inside. Commuters checked the time, calculating how late they would be for work.

The red-and-white trolley did not feel like rapid transit.

"It's not very efficient," said Shande McPhee, who was a half-hour late for her financial-industry job on a recent morning because of worse-than-usual congestion. If only the streetcar had a dedicated lane to bypass cars, she said...

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Read more at The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/08/nyregion/torontos-transit-advice-for-new-york-give-streetcars-their-own-lanes.html?_r=1

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Toyota Espana apuesta por la pila de combustible

6 de septiembre de 2016

Marcos Diego

Toyota y la Asociación Española del Hidrógeno ha firmado un acuerdo de colaboración para el impulso del hidrógeno y el vehículo de pila de combustible.

Los coches de hidrógeno o pila de combustible son una realidad que la marca japonesa conoce muy bien gracias a su modelo Toyota Mirai. Este vehículo, que cuenta con una autonomía de más 500 kilómetros y un tiempo de repostaje similar al de un vehículo convencional, ya se comercializa en Japón, Estados Unidos y siete países europeos...

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Lee mas aqui: http://www.autocasion.com/actualidad/noticias/toyota-espana-apuesta-la-pila-combustible/

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Argentina: 58 ofertas de proyectos solares presentadas en licitacion renovable

6 de septiembre de 2016

Los proyectos fotovoltaicos suman 2,8 GW y se ubican en 12 provincias. Esta licitación renovable cuenta con un cupo de 300 MW para proyectos solares. La adjudicación de proyectos se ha marcado para octubre.

Un total de 58 ofertas de proyectos fotovoltaicos con una potencia en conjunto de 2.834 megavatios se presentaron en la primera licitación renovable del programa RenovAr en Argentina, según informó el Ministerio de Energía en un comunicado...

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Lee mas aqui: http://www.pv-magazine-latam.com/noticias/detalles/articulo/argentina--58-ofertas-de-proyectos-solares-presentadas-en-licitacin-renovable_100024264/?L=1http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pv-magazine-latam.com%2Fnoticias%2Fdetalles%2F%3FL%3D1&cHash=db98e78f82a5e83475cb5e40ee23f552

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Ask Colorado Whether Infrastructure Spending Works

September 6, 2016

Matthew A. Winkler

Here's something all of divided America should be able to agree on: Smart infrastructure investment works. For evidence, look at Colorado, where elected officials of both parties trace an economic boom to a decision 27 years ago to spend more than $2 billion on a new Denver airport.

The Denver International Airport was the brainchild of Federico Pena, who was elected mayor in 1983 and who would become the Secretary of the Transportation and Energy departments in the Clinton administration. It was assailed as a boondoggle by some local businessmen in a campaign led by Roger Ailes, then a Republican media consultant and later the impresario of Fox News...

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Read more at Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-09-06/ask-colorado-whether-infrastructure-spending-works?cmpid%3D=socialflow-twitter-view&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&utm_content=view&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

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Infrastructure Managers Feeling the Heat

September 5, 2016

Arleen Jacobius

Infrastructure managers are under pressure to increase their investment in the U.S. as American investors boost infrastructure exposure and the investment climate in Europe — the top region for infrastructure deals — becomes less hospitable.

Managers are in a tough spot. They have more capital than viable deals. At the end of the first quarter, infrastructure managers were sitting on a record $124 billion in unspent capital commitments, according to London-based alternative investment research firm Preqin...

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Read more at Pensions&Investments: http://www.pionline.com/article/20160905/PRINT/309059982/infrastructure-managers-feeling-the-heat

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