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Finding New Synergies between Water and Energy

May 01, 2020

Consider these two seemingly unrelated problems: Solar and wind energy are intermittent, and fresh water is often in short supply. An integrated system that combines existing technologies—and that runs entirely on renewable energy—could solve both those problems at the same time, an engineer from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology maintains. And, he says, several sites […]

ECPA IN ACTION: Countdown to Viña del Mar

Apr 12, 2020

It’s official: Energy ministers from around the region will gather in Viña del Mar, Chile, on September 7-8 for the Third Ministerial Meeting of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA). Chilean President Michelle Bachelet invited all Member states of the Organization of American States (OAS) to participate, noting that “we share the […]

Energy Integration in Latin America: The Connecting the Americas 2022 Initiative

Mar 01, 2020

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 […]