On-site Solar Bio-Power Generation to improve clean energy access in Central America
Researchers from Michigan State University and the University of Costa Rica developed a unit that takes animal, agriculture and other waste products and turns them into clean, efficient energy.
President Obama and Leaders of Mexico and Central America Expand Low Carbon Electricity Cooperation
During his May 2-4 visit to Mexico and Costa Rica, President Obama met with heads of state of Central America, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic to discuss U.S. economic engagement and the Connecting the Americas 2022 (Connect 2022) initiative, launched by Colombia at the 2012 Summit of the Americas.
President Barack Obama highlights the work of ECPA on a recent interview to Americas Quarterly
President Obama said, "I’m proud of the work we’ve done so far on ECPA, which has encouraged voluntary partnerships between governments, Inter-American organizations, private industry, and civil society".
The Maria Auxiliadora Community: A Tale of Resilience in Informal Settlements
May 15, 2013
This past month, the APA international program brought together for the first time our four Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) project coordinators who ...
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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