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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

OAS Organizes Workshop to Review Sustainable Energy Initiatives in the Caribbean

Representatives of regional and global development partners in the energy sector of the Caribbean are today meeting with senior energy officials from Caribbean countries in a regional workshop organized by the Organization of American States (OAS) in Saint Lucia aimed at strengthening the effectiveness of donor interventions in the region.
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Friday, August 08, 2014

OAS and Guatemala Signed Memorandum of Understanding to Promote the Use of Ethanol

The hemispheric institution and the government of the Central American country will jointly promote the initiative that aims to reduce the use of fossil fuels and greenhouse gas emissions. The pilot plan establishes the use of biofuels to assess their environmental and mechanical performance using a sample of 20 to 25 cars that use different percentages of ethanol and petroleum blend fuels.
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Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) awards PowerMundo $100,000 as a winner of the IDEAS Energy Innovation Contest

PowerMundo will receive $100,000, technical and business development support, as well as access to other experts, policy makers, institutions and potential financial partners to implement and scale up its innovative ideas.
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Friday, August 01, 2014

OAS Co-organized Workshops in Colombia on Closed Cycle Production and Circular Economy

The Organization of American States (OAS) held two workshops this week in Colombia on “Closed Loop Cycle Production and Circular Economy: an Innovative Vision of Productivity,” in the framework of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA).
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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Honduras: A step closer to energy sustainability

“The government of Honduras and the Organization of American States (OAS) launched the first pilot ethanol plant in the country on July 15. The successful completion of this joint initiative represents a turning point in the process of realizing the aspiration of leading the country towards energy sustainability.
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Secretary General of the OAS and President Hernández Inaugurate First Ethanol Plant in the East of Honduras

The Secretary General of the Organization of American States, José Miguel Insulza, and the President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández, inaugurated today at the headquarters of the National Agricultural University the first ethanol plant in the east of the Central American country, an initiative that seeks to broaden the cooperation on biofuels in the Hemisphere, and that benefits from the technical support of the hemispheric institution and the support of the Governments of Brazil and the United States.
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

ECPA to Hold its Fourth Public Discussion Forum in Washington DC

The OAS Department of Sustainable Development, in its capacity as ECPA Clearinghouse, will host the event, which will bring together representatives of the OAS member states, academics, field experts, and officials from nongovernmental organizations, among other guests.
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Friday, June 27, 2014

Technical exchange between Chile-México on experiences in the development and implementation of energy efficiency programs

This technical exchange mission is part of the activities of ECPA's Energy Efficiency Working Group chaired by the Government of Mexico as part of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA).
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Monday, June 23, 2014

International climate agreements should reflect civil society concerns

The Ministry of Environment of Peru hosted the event “Dialogue between the next Presidency of the COP20/CMP10 and Latin American civil society”, which had Christiana Figueres as special invitee. Jorge Villanueva from CDKN reports from the event.
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Monday, June 23, 2014

Sustainable Communities in Central America and the Caribbean Phase II

With support from the U.S. government, the Department of Sustainable Development of the Organization of American States (DSD/OAS) announces:
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