Energy Efficiency
Promoting best practices to reduce energy use in all sectors of the economy
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Renewable Energy
Accelerating the development and use of clean renewable energy alternatives
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Cleaner and More Efficient Use of Fossil Fuels
Promoting cleaner fossil fuel alternatives
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Energy Infrastructure
Fostering a modern, integrated and more resilient energy infrastructure
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Energy Poverty
Promoting sustainable rural and urban development and improving access to modern clean energy services
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Welcome to ECPA

Leaders of the Western Hemisphere recognize that clean energy is fundamental to the Western Hemisphere’s sustainable development and the prosperity of our citizens, and they are committed to expanding cooperation to address the intertwined challenges of energy security and climate change. To strengthen Inter-American collaboration on these issues, the government of the United States invited all countries of the Western Hemisphere to join in an Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA). ECPA is comprised of initiatives that focus on renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy poverty, infrastructure, cleaner and more efficient use of fossil fuels, sustainable forests and land use, and climate change adaptation. Read more


Department of Sustainable Development (DSD) of the Executive Secretariat for Integral Development (SEDI) of the Organization of American States (OAS) operates the ECPA Technical Coordination Unit, established for the purpose of coordinating the Partnership's activities and outreach.

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Paving the Way to Electromobility in Trinidad and Tobago

August 6, 2018

It’s easy to understand the appeal of electric vehicles in places where electricity is generated from renewable sources. But even in countries that depend on fossil fuels to generate power, electric vehicles make sense, says an expert from the University of Trinidad and Tobago, who spearheaded a project to bring the first electric bus to the country. The University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) acquired an electric bus as part of a project carried out in partnership with the European Union (EU) and the national Ministry of Planning. It was the first all-electric vehicle in Trinidad and Tobago and the first electric bus in the entire Caribbean Community (CARICOM), according to UTT’s Dr. Curtis Boodoo, who led the bus project and who now chairs the Caribbean Sustainable Energy Roadmap...Read More

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