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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Countries Prepare for Ministerial Meeting

With momentum building for the upcoming meeting of the region’s energy ministers—the Third Ministerial Meeting of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA)—representatives of 28 countries met on April 20 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, to discuss their priorities, needs, and potential for increased cooperation. Franklin Kahn, Trinidad and Tobago’s Minister of Energy and Energy Industries, summed up the urgency of the challenges ahead as countries strive to meet their ambitious goals on climate and energy: “The fact of the matter is that the world has to become sustainable,” he said. “When it comes to renewables, the clock is ticking.”
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Did you know…

Energy is also found in food, and measured in joules. How long would you have to plug yourself into the wall to get the same amount of power as a day's worth of food? Well, the average adult male needs 10 million joules of energy a day. When you consider that your laptop probably charges at a rate of 50 joules a second, you would need to plug yourself in for a whopping 55 hours. But if you were charging yourself at the same rate a microwave does - around 1,500 joules per second - it would only take 1.9 hours. (Source: http://www.sciencealert.com/watch-amazing-energy-facts-to-blow-your-mind)
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Private Sector Central to Implementing Energy Agenda

A government sets energy policy, determines the country’s long-term needs, and builds a foundation of laws and regulations—but in most cases, it is the private sector that handles implementation. That’s why business will have a seat at the table when the region’s energy ministers meet for the Third Ministerial Meeting of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA).
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Trinidad and Tobago: An Oil and Gas Producer Committed to Change

Trinidad and Tobago has been producing oil for more than a century—commercial production began in 1908, in a field located near Pitch Lake, in La Brea—and today, 100 percent its electricity comes from fossil fuels, chiefly natural gas. That is about to change, as the country looks toward a future that includes renewable energy sources.
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