Energy Efficiency
Promoting best practices to reduce energy use in all sectors of the economy
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Renewable Energy
Accelerating the development and use of clean renewable energy alternatives
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Cleaner and More Efficient Use of Fossil Fuels
Promoting cleaner fossil fuel alternatives
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Energy Infrastructure
Fostering a modern, integrated and more resilient energy infrastructure
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Energy Poverty
Promoting sustainable rural and urban development and improving access to modern clean energy services
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Welcome to ECPA

Leaders of the Western Hemisphere recognize that clean energy is fundamental to the Western Hemisphere’s sustainable development and the prosperity of our citizens, and they are committed to expanding cooperation to address the intertwined challenges of energy security and climate change. To strengthen Inter-American collaboration on these issues, the government of the United States invited all countries of the Western Hemisphere to join in an Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA). ECPA is comprised of initiatives that focus on renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy poverty, infrastructure, cleaner and more efficient use of fossil fuels, sustainable forests and land use, and climate change adaptation. Read more


Department of Sustainable Development (DSD) of the Executive Secretariat for Integral Development (SEDI) of the Organization of American States (OAS) operates the ECPA Technical Coordination Unit, established for the purpose of coordinating the Partnership's activities and outreach.

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Post-hurricane infrastructure reconstruction in the Caribbean Islands: when business-as-usual is risky business

March 19, 2018

Two devastating blows were dealt to the Caribbean Islands in September 2017, in the form of Category 5 hurricanes that caused massive human and economic losses.  An immediate challenge is to bring back the electric power, potable water, communications, and transportation networks. In light of increasingly intense weather patterns, predicted to become even more intense due to climate change, it is critical to rebuild infrastructure in the Caribbean to withstand future disasters. Just rebuilding infrastructure as a newer version of the same design that failed in the recent events, or simply making some components sturdier, will not be enough. To ride out future disasters, the reconstructed energy, water, and transportation systems will need to be resilient, autonomous, and secure. Rebuilding centralized energy and water systems will...Read More

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