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Thursday, July 11, 2019

MPC Capital’s solar PV plant Paradise Park starts energy production

Paradise park is a key investment for MPC Caribbean Clean Energy Fund which listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on January 14.
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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Going Green at the OAS

Buildings are energy hogs. And when they date back more than a century, they have an especially voracious appetite for electricity, water, air conditioning, and heat. Mindful of the need both to be green and to save greenbacks, the Organization of American States (OAS) is working to cut energy use at its headquarters in Washington, D.C.—including in its famed House of the Americas.
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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Solar Power at the OAS Guyana Country Office

At the OAS country office in Georgetown, Guyana, air conditioning is a year-round necessity that accounts for a large part of an electric bill of close to $300 per month.
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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Saint Lucia Hosts Caribbean Forum On Energy, Transportation & Resilience

The forum will facilitate future investments in modern, resilient and sustainable energy and transportation infrastructure and pave the way for the development of sustainable and smart cities in the region.
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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Bright Ideas for More Efficient Lighting

Street lighting can increase the safety and enhance the appeal of a neighborhood or city center—but it can also drive up energy use and carbon emissions. Governments around the world are adopting strict lighting standards to promote maximum efficiency and incorporate the latest technologies. The eight countries in the Central American Integration System (SICA) are now in the process of developing such standards, with support from the Organization of American States (OAS). (Photo: Puerto Morelos)
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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Powering Critical Infrastructure through Microgrids

Massive hurricanes in 2017 turned out the lights in Puerto Rico and several other Caribbean islands—in some cases, for months—and sparked a conversation about energy security and resilience that continues today, in the hurricane belt and beyond. Increasingly, decision-makers are looking at developing microgrids to power the most critical infrastructure and services in the event the electrical grid goes down. But what makes something critical? Most people would probably put a hospital first in line for backup electricity, but what about after that? (Photo: Tesla)
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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

BYD delivers the first fleet of electric buses to Argentina

A fleet of 12 BYD K9 pure electric buses bound for the city of Mendoza, Argentina, arrived at the port of San Antonio in Chile on May 20.
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Friday, May 24, 2019

Fund for Haiti’s clean energy transition through mini-grids and solar

The Off Grid Electricity Fund was created by Haiti and the World Bank to encourage clean energy and support various schemes including small-scale electricity grids and solar PV installation.
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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Another 100% solar town for the Argentine province of Jujuy

It is the third project of its kind in the Southern cone country. This time it is the town of El Angosto, near Santa Catalina, which will be equipped with an autonomous photovoltaic power plant and a storage system.


Tuesday, May 21, 2019

RELEASE: Electric Bus Adoption Is Critical for Sustainable Cities – Here’s How to Get There

Two new WRI reports explore lessons learned from the experience of 16 cities who were early adopters of e-buses
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