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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Expanding Access to Electricity in Belize

Belize is on a “fast pace” to produce more electric power from renewable sources, as part of a strategy to bolster its energy independence and ensure that everyone in the country has access to electricity. The head of the country’s Ministry of Public Service, Energy and Public Utilities, Frank Mena, sat down for an interview with the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) and talked about a recent pilot project that has brought off-grid solar power to a farming village called La Gracia.
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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Starting Over

The names are all too familiar by now: Harvey. Irma. Maria. Nate. This year’s list of tropical storm systems strong enough to get a name started with Arlene in April and barreled on through Rina in early November. The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season officially ends on November 30, but the massive devastation it wreaked will be felt for years to come. As the recovery process continues and reconstruction begins, two island nations in particular—Dominica and Antigua and Barbuda—are focusing on how to become more resilient in the face of climate change.
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