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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Trinidad and Tobago

“In Trinidad and Tobago we have the human capacity for innovation, tolerance for newer ideas and a vision to achieve excellence in all spheres of human endeavours.” - Prime Minister, the Honourable Kamla Persad Bissessar at the United Nations Climate Summit on September 23, 2014.
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Advancing Sustainable Development through Efficient Weatherization

Low-income households in the Americas use a considerable portion of their earnings to pay for energy, especially electricity. Adequate energy efficiency measures in homes to make them resilient to weather has considerable potential to lower these costs, make energy bills more affordable and favorably impact families’ quality of life. Energy retrofits in low-income households have proven remarkably effective in saving energy, improving family health, safety and overall quality of life, curbing greenhouse gas emissions, and creating new “green” jobs.
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

ECPA Energy Efficiency Initiative in Municipal Buildings Implemented in Brazil, Chile and Trinidad and Tobago

The project in Goiânia, Brazil, Valdivia-Los Rios, Chile, and Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, is geared toward lowering electricity consumption by 10 to 15 per cent in some 400 municipal buildings by means of sound energy efficiency standards and policies. Through a grant from the U.S. Department of State, Florida International University (FIU) implements the 36-month initiative under the ECPA umbrella.
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Update of the Second Phase of Closed Looped Cycle Production in the Americas

Aiming to introduce and demonstrate the feasibility and applicability of the Closed Looped Cycle Production design methods in the production sector, this ECPA initiative is moving forward in the implementation of its second phase, which comprises a series of pilot projects in Colombia, Panama and Trinidad and Tobago. The development of this model seeks to improve energy efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of the industrial sector, while increasing the productivity, competitiveness and sustainability of mainly small and medium enterprises.
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Mexico Convenes Second Ministerial Meeting of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas

The high-level event will take place in Merida, Yucatan, on May 25 and 26. In 2014, the Organization of American States held the four sub-regional meetings serving as preparatory process toward the ministerial. These discussions laid the thematic ground of the event focused on reforms that promote investment and sustainability in the energy sector.
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Thursday, March 12, 2015

The St. Lucia National Trust and the Department of Sustainable Development hold a Sustainable Communities Consultation Meeting

Different key topics were covered during the seminar including coastal sustainability, vulnerability reduction for coastal infrastructure, energy efficiency and waste management.
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Friday, February 27, 2015

Authorities and Experts Analyze at the OAS Initiatives in Energy Efficiency and Weatherization in Low- Income Households in the Americas

The Organization of American States (OAS), together with the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) and Weatherizers Without Borders (WWB), held in Washington, DC, a public discussion forum on Energy Efficiency and Weatherization in Low Income Housing in the Americas opened by the OAS Secretary General, Jose Miguel Insulza, which was attended by authorities and leaders on the topic of energy and weatherization in the Americas.
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Se lanza el Programa Regional de Eficiencia Energética en Uruguay

La región de América Latina y el Caribe tiene enorme potencial para la eficiencia energética, pero para aprovecharlo se requiere una acción coordinada entre los actores de los sectores público y privado. Así concluyeron los participantes en el reciente lanzamiento del Programa Regional de Eficiencia Energética, bajo el marco de la iniciativa "Hacia una Nueva Agenda Energética para la Región".
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