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Renewable energy regulators in Latin America

 

OLADE (Argentina, Barbados, Belice, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela)

LATIN AMERICAN ENERGY ORGANIZATION

 

CIER – Regional Energy Commission


BRAZIL – Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency

 

COLOMBIA – Comisión de Regulación de Energía y Gas (C.R.E.G.)

 

CHILE – Comisión Nacional de Energía

 

ARGENTINA – El Ente Nacional Regulador de la Electricidad (ENRE)

 

BOLIVIA – Ministerio de Hidrocarburos y Energía
Electricity Authority (Autoridad de Fiscalización y Control Social de Electricidad)

 

VENEZUELA – Ministerio del Poder Popular para la Energía Eléctrica
FUNDELEC – Fundación para el Desarrollo del Servicio Eléctrico

 

ECUADOR – MINISTERIO DE ELECTRICIDAD Y ENERGIA RENOVABLE
Consejo Nacional de Electricidad (CONELEC)

 

PARAGUAY – Administración Nacional de Electricidad (ANDE)

 

URUGUAY – Unidad Reguladora de la Energía y Agua (URSEA)

 

Renewable energy regulators in Asia

 

RUSSIA – The Ministry of Energy

 

UAE – DUBAI – Dubai Supreme Council of Energy

 

UAE – ABU DHABI – Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority

 

Environment Agency Abu Dhabi- Environment Agency Abu Dhabi


KUWAIT – Ministry of Electricity and Water Building

 

TURKEY – The Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (ETKB)

 

CHINA – National Development and Reform Commission

State Electricity Regulatory Commission

 

JAPAN – Agency for Natural resources and Energy

 

REPUBLIC OF KOREA – Ministry of Knowledge and Economy

 

INDIA – Ministry of New and Renewable Energy

 

SRI LANKA – Sustainable Energy Authority

 

MALAYSIA – Sustainable Energy Develompent Authority

 

SINGAPORE – The National Climate Change Secretariat

 

ASSOCIATIONS, ORGANIZATIONS, AGENCIES, COUNCILS

List of organizations united by the vision of clear future:

The International Energy Agency (IEA) – http://www.iea.org/

The BlueGreen Alliance – https://www.bluegreenalliance.org

Danish Organisation for Renewable Energy (OVE) – http://www.ve.dk/

American Council on Renewable Energy – http://www.acore.org/

EKOenergy – http://www.ekoenergy.org/

Environmental and Energy Study Institute – http://www.eesi.org/

European Renewable Energy Council – http://www.erec.org/


INFORSE-Europe – http://www.inforse.org/europe/

International Network for Sustainable Energy (INFORSE) – http://www.inforse.dk/

International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) – http://www.irena.org/

International Renewable Energy Alliance (REN Alliance) – www.ren-alliance.org/

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy – http://www.eere.energy.gov/

The European Small Hydropower Association (ESHA) – http://www.esha.be/

The European Ocean Energy Association (EU-OEA) – http://www.eu-oea.com/

The European Solar Thermal Electricity Association (ESTELA) – http://www.estelasolar.eu/

REN21 – http://www.ren21.net/

Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory – http://rael.berkeley.edu/

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership – http://www.reeep.org/

RenewableUK – http://www.bwea.com/

The Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA) – http://www.iwea.com/

Renewable Fuels Association – http://www.ethanolrfa.org/

Solar energy

LIFE IS THE ONLY ENERGY SOURCE THAT MATTERS

Renewable solar energy

The Sun produces a lot of light every second and it has been doing that for billions of years. Energy from the sun is called solar energy. Renewable solar energy is a resource that is inexhaustible and readily available, unlike fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas. It is a clean energy source that can be used pollution free and allows for local energy independence.


People have used this power for thousands of years. Houses have windows so that sunlight can get inside and provide heat and light. The sun’s energy can also be used to heat water and even food. If you own a magnifying glass, your parents have probably warned you about leaving it in the sun. Solar energy can actually make the magnifying glass burn objects underneath it, causing a fire. This type of energy from the sun in the form of heat is called solar thermal energy. We can also turn the sun’s light into electricity. This is done with solar panels. Solar panels are made up of a material called silicon. The silicon is heated and formed into very thin wafers. When the sunlight hits the solar panel, the electrons (tiny particles) in the silicon move and flow through wires built into the panel.

Types of solar energy

Solar power is used a number of different ways, of course. There are two very basic kinds by the type of energy it is converted into:

– Solar thermal energy collects the sun’s warmth through one of two means: in water or in an anti-freeze (glycol) mixture.

– Photovoltaic solar power – converting solar energy into electricity using photovoltaic cells.

History of solar power

The Romans took their knowledge of the sun being a source of energy as they were the first people to use glass windows to trap the warmth of the sun in their homes. They were so serious about the preservation of this solar energy that they erected glass houses to create the right conditions to grow plants and seeds.

While many people were benefiting from solar power it wasn’t until 1776 that the first solar collector was built. This collector was built by a man named Horace de Saussare. His collector was cone shaped and would boil ammonia that would then perform like refrigeration and locomotion. This first solar power collector attracted much interest in the scientific community through the 19th century.