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Wednesday, August 20, 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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Thursday, August 14, 2014

ECPA Forum Examines Natural Gas Outlook in the Region

Natural gas has the potential to bring down the cost of electricity—especially in the Caribbean and Central America—while making a positive impact on the environment by replacing higher-carbon fuels, according to several energy experts who spoke at a recent OAS forum.
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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Designing Sustainable Structures in Chile and Peru

Architect and sustainable design expert María-Paz Gutiérrez visited Chile and Peru to look at some of the challenges of designing sustainable structures, whether in dense urban areas or in remote reaches of the Amazon. She traveled to the two countries under the Senior ECPA Fellows Program, which facilitates an exchange between experts in the United States and Latin America in such areas as clean energy, sustainable urban development, and climate change adaptation.
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Thursday, August 14, 2014

ECPA Hosts Workshops in Colombia

Two recent workshops in Colombia trained entrepreneurs, public officials, and students in innovative techniques involved in closed-loop production, an approach that seeks to design, manufacture, and deliver products and services in ways that are more sustainable.
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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Shedding Light on Energy Innovation

An ECPA-supported initiative is bringing solar-powered reading lamps to rural Peru, providing an affordable, clean alternative to polluting, dangerous, and expensive forms of lighting such as diesel lamps.
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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Green Municipal Buildings

Cutting energy consumption in schools, health centers, and municipal government buildings is the goal of an ECPA initiative being carried out in three cities in the region: Goiânia, Brazil; Valdivia, Chile; and Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Spotlight on Sustainable Energy in the Caribbean

A regional workshop on energy in the Caribbean will bring together senior government delegates, development partners, field experts, and others to discuss strategies to promote a more sustainable energy future. The event will be held on August 19 in Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia.
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

ECPA Senior Fellows Awarded Innovation Grants for Local Capacity Building Projects

Dr. Dan Kammen and Dr. Janaki Alavalapati, Senior Fellows in the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA), win the ECPA Senior Fellows Innovation Projects Grant Award.
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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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Thursday, August 07, 2014

NEWS: The road to low-emissions development – Peru’s PlanCC identifies more than 70 mitigation options

After two years of hard work, the first phase of PlanCC came to an end this month. The result is 77 options to mitigate climate change so that Peru adopts a low-emissions development path – and each has the potential to be implemented effectively.
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