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Monday, November 7, 2016

Clean Energy Solutions Center in Action: Partnering with ECPA in Belize

Through its partnership with ECPA, the Clean Energy Solutions Center has supported Belize with the implementation of its Sustainable Energy Strategy and utility business model transformation.
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Monday, November 7, 2016

Did you know?

If it were not for naturally occurring greenhouse gases, the earth would be too cold to support life as we know it. Without the greenhouse effect, the average temperature of the earth would be about -2°F rather than the 57°F we currently experience.
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Monday, November 7, 2016

ECPA IN ACTION: Energy Transition in the Americas

Like any major change, the transition to cleaner energy is going to take some hard work. In preparation for next year’s ECPA ministerial meeting—which will focus on the “Energy Transition in the Americas”— representatives from across the hemisphere met to brainstorm about some of their countries’ main challenges and priorities.
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Monday, November 7, 2016

Paris Agreement Update

October 2016 will be a month to remember as it witnessed the achievement of double of the required threshold for the Paris Agreement to entry into force. The Paris Agreement will commence starting November 4, only thirty days after at least 55 Parties accounting for at least an estimated total of 55 % of the total global greenhouse gas emissions have deposited their instruments of consent. Better yet, 92 of the 197 Parties to the Convention have currently ratified the Paris Agreement.
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Monday, November 7, 2016

What is ECPA up to?

Governments make critical policy decisions about energy, but companies tend to be on the front lines of turning that policy into reality. That’s why tackling today’s energy challenges effectively requires real engagement between the public and private sector, a representative of the Americas Business Dialogue recently argued.
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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Did you know?

Recycling 35 percent of U.S. trash saves enough energy to fuel six million homes annually, generates $5.2 billion in raw materials each year, and reduces global warming emissions equivalent to taking 36 million cars off the road.
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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Progress on Connecting the Americas 2022, a 2012 Summit of the Americas initiative

Connecting electricity grids and markets across borders is a long-term process that requires sustained political support at the highest levels. But it is well worth the effort, because electricity integration benefits all countries and consumers. Electricity integration drives competition, which can lower electricity prices, mobilize investment, facilitate renewable energy deployment, and encourage an optimal use of energy resources across a region.
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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Clean Energy Solutions Center Supports ECPA Countries in Policy Development

The Clean Energy Solutions Center helps governments design and adopt policies and programs that support the deployment of clean energy technologies. The Solutions Center offers Ask an Expert policy assistance, training and peer-to-peer learning forums and a rich library of technical tools and publications—all at no cost to users.
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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

What is ECPA up to?

Looking forward to the third ECPA ministerial, governments in the Americas are gathering to further energy transformation in the Americas. The ECPA Steering Committee will convene two regional meetings in preparation for the high-level meeting in Chile.
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Did you know?

If all our [U.S.] newspapers were recycled, we could save about 250,000,000 trees each year!
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