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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Costa Rica: Full Speed Ahead toward Decarbonization

Costa Rica is already well-known for its green forests and green electric grid. Now, under the direction of a young new leader—38-year-old President Carlos Alvarado—the country is taking on the challenge of “decarbonizing” its entire economy, primarily the transportation sector but also agriculture, industry, and other areas. Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, Costa Rica’s Minister of Environment and Energy, explained that this comprehensive approach will require no less than rethinking the concept of economic development.
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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Peru commits to Electro-Mobility to address climate change

Electric and hybrid vehicles will contribute to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.



Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Charging Ahead: The Growth of Electric Car and Bus Markets in Latin American Cities

Although electric mobility is at an early stage in Latin America, several cities have made significant advances. “Charging Ahead: The Growth of Electric Car and Bus Markets in Latin American Cities," a new report by the Inter-American Dialogue, addresses a number of critical questions about electric transport in Latin America, drawing on case studies of six urban electric car and bus markets that have seen among the fastest growth in the region.
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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

First drivers of Transantiago electric buses participate in unprecedented training

Transport and Energy Ministers, Gloria Hutt and Susana Jiménez, accompanied thirty drivers in the first



Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Saint Lucia Has a New Solar Farm

Saint Lucia Electricity Services Limited’s solar farm is the product of collaborative international cooperation from the business, government, and nonprofit sectors.
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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Harnessing the Power of Volcanoes

Geothermal development doesn’t always take place around active volcanoes; conversely, not every active volcano is suitable for geothermal development. But what if those two elements do come together and there’s a volcanic eruption? Hawaii is in the process of finding out.
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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Interest in Geothermal Heating Up

Up and down the Pacific Coast of the Americas and in the Eastern Caribbean—along the region’s volcanic arcs and shifting tectonic plates—geothermal resources hold the potential to provide a steady supply of renewable energy. Mexico and several Central American countries already generate some of their electricity from geothermal power, and last year Chile opened what is still the only geothermal plant in operation in South America. Meanwhile, several other countries from the Andes to the Caribbean are in various stages of exploration or drilling.
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Monday, August 6, 2018

15% of Peru's energy matrix in 2030 to be generated from renewable sources

The Peruvian Government has pledged to ensure that 15% of the Inca country's energy matrix in 2030 will be generated using renewable sources, Energy and Mines Minister Francisco Ismodes said Monday.
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Friday, July 20, 2018

Argentina and Chile reaffirm their binational energy integration

A fruitful meeting was held in Santiago between the energy ministers of Chile and Argentina, Susana Jiménez and Javier Iguacel, respectively, who reaffirmed the political priority of both governments with energy integration.
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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Caribbean Bureaus of Standards Visit Intertek’s Energy Efficiency Lab in New York

The tour was organized under the auspices of ECPA to provide participating institutions with a first-hand experience of energy efficiency testing, verification, and certification. National bureaus of standards officials from the Caribbean visited the Intertek facilities in New York State, where they met with lab managers and experts.
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