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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Sustainable Forests and Land Use
Reducing deforestation and forest degradation through conservation and sustainable management
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Reducing vulnerability to the impacts of climate change
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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, U.S. President Obama 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


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

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A Project with Sizzle

June 17, 2016

In Guatemala City, a small pilot project to produce biodiesel from recycled cooking oil has shown so much potential that its organizers are hoping to scale it up to help power a whole fleet of city vehicles—with clear benefits for the air and water. At the Chicharronería “El Mañanero,” a bustling eatery located near La Palmita market in Guatemala City, the specialty of the house is deep-fried pork cracklings tucked into tortillas with guacamole, diced radishes, jalapeño peppers, and lemon. All that sizzling pork adds up to a lot of cooking oil, which used to go straight down the drain. Now it goes into 5-gallon plastic containers instead, and eventually makes its way into a gas tank, in the form of biodiesel. Siomara Segura García, who owns...Read More

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