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Friday, February 17, 2017

DID YOU KNOW?

The first street in the world to be lit by electric light bulbs was Mosley Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, in 1879. (Source: http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/top10facts/506854/Top-10-facts-about-electricity)
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Friday, February 17, 2017

ECPA IN ACTION: Citizen Innovation as a Catalyst for Urban sustainability in Lima

The Miraflores district located in Lima, capital of Peru, will host the twelfth edition of the "Sustainable Cities" regional course. The Organization of American States (OAS) is organizing the course with the support of the Town Hall led by Mayor Jorge Muñoz Wells. This joint effort will allow Miraflores’ Town Hall staff to work in adapting the course contents to the district’s context so that it focuses on strengthening local government management capacities. Best practices based on lessons learned in urban sustainability and citizen safety will be exchanged. Nearly 30 speakers, including teachers, government officials, experts from multilateral organizations, and civil society representatives will partake in this iteration of the Sustainable Cities course.
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Friday, February 17, 2017

Tap into Regional Talent in Energy, OAS Official Urges

Caribbean countries should take better advantage of the “vast pool of expertise” in the region and the Caribbean diaspora, as well as throughout the hemisphere, to increase technical cooperation on energy, a high-level official of the Organization of American States (OAS) told the Fifth Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum.
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Friday, February 17, 2017

WHAT IS ECPA UP TO? On the Move with Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicles are popping up on streets and highways from Barbados to Uruguay and points in between, as governments and consumers look at ways to reduce their carbon footprints. While the trend is still largely in the nascent stage—here a few taxis, there a public bus—in some places electric vehicles are starting to pick up speed.
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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Did you know?

Google accounts for roughly 0.013% of the world’s energy use. It uses enough energy to continuously power 200,000 homes. Google data centers used 260 million megawatts of power in 2010.
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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

ECPA in action: Going Even Greener in Costa Rica

Costa Rica—the latest country to join the Steering Committee of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA)—has set a global example on renewable energy. In 2016, for the second year in a row, it generated more than 98 percent of its electricity from renewable sources. As enviable as that feat may be, it hardly means the country’s energy problems have been solved, a Costa Rican energy official explained in an interview.
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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

What is ECPA up to?

OAS Supports Montego Bay Sustainability Efforts
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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

ECPA: A Partnership for Sustainable Energy

All across the Americas—a region with abundant renewable energy resources—countries are moving toward cleaner energy, driven by the urgency of a changing climate. The Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) has helped shape our region’s efforts to tackle a range of challenges we all share.
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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Lights…Action!

In this season of lights, let us consider the humble street light. It may lack the sparkle of a holiday display or the pizzazz of a neon sign, but the street light can play a big role in a country’s energy picture.
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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Metrology for Energy Efficiency

ECPA will continue supporting metrology development in the Americas as a valuable tool for advancing sustainable energy issues.
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