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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Costa Rica Builds a Renewable, Self-sufficient and Participatory Energy Policy

National dialogue complements energy policy with proposals and perspectives of local, social, political and economic actors.
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Thursday, February 26, 2015

A More Sustainable and Energetically Safer Caribbean

The work carried out by the Organization of American States (OAS), through its Department of Sustainable Development, under the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) framework, was recognized at the Energy Security Caribbean Summit convened on January 26 in Washington, DC by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden.
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Thursday, February 26, 2015

ECPA Supports the Construction of River Infrastructure in Costa Rica

ECPA’s Sustainable Communities in Central America and the Caribbean initiative is providing $84,000 to finance a river protection project in the Costa Rican municipality of Desamparados.
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Thursday, February 26, 2015

A Carbon-Negative U.S. West Coast?

Senior ECPA expert Fellow Daniel Kammen directed a new UC Berkeley study showing that, if biomass electricity production is combined with carbon capture and sequestration in the Western United States, power generators could actually store more carbon than they emit and make a critical contribution to an overall zero-carbon future by the second half of the 21st century.
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

ECPA to Host Energy Efficiency and Weatherization Forum

The public discussion will follow up on the actions carried out by the ECPA Energy Efficiency Working Group, chaired by the Government of Mexico, and will be a space to share experiences regarding the implementation of the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), recently implemented in some countries of South America.
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Friday, January 30, 2015

FACT SHEET: Fostering a Cleaner and More Sustainable Energy Future in the Caribbean

The U.S. government continues to deepen its technical assistance and capacity building programs to the Caribbean under the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) initiative and other mechanisms.
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Friday, January 30, 2015

Uruguay Energy Policy 2030: A global and long-term vision

Energy needs are complex issues and their multidimensional nature exacerbates the difficulties that countries face when deploying effective national policies. The Government of Uruguay recognized the complexity of this topic and is implementing a comprehensive policy that addresses the various aspects of energy.
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Friday, January 30, 2015

Conclusion of Sustainable Communities in Central America and the Caribbean: Results and Lessons Learned

The imperative need to build sustainable cities and communities in the hemisphere was initially recognized during the First Summit on Sustainable Development in the Americas, held in Santa Cruz de la Sierra in 1996. With the aim of contributing to the development of sustainable communities, the project "Sustainable communities in Central America and the Caribbean" began in 2011.
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Friday, January 30, 2015

ECPA Expert Network

The ECPA expert network is a great resource for networking, institutional promotion and for the exchange of information and knowledge. Sign up here!
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Friday, January 30, 2015

ECPA Successful Initiative Highlighted in Peace Corps 2014 Strategic Sustainability Performance

The Renewable Energy and Climate Change initiative executed by the Peace Corps under the framework of the ECPA began in 2012 and will end this year, had a positive balance in December 2014, as revealed by the Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan published by this organization.
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