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Sustainable Energy Partnerships and the Way Ahead

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Original Blog Post The US Department of State publishes blog summarizing current energy growth and priorities. By Julia Nesheiwat Our Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR) has come a long way over the past two years. This fall, we celebrated our second anniversary in parallel with the commemoration of National Energy Action Month and the recent […]

Latin America and Caribbean attract increasing share of Global Clean Energy Investment

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Funding diversifies across the region as emerging LAC countries promote deployment and strengthen policy support The 26 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean are accounting for a rising share of global clean energy investment as governments in the region strengthen policy support and local supply chains expand, according to Climatescope 2013, a new report […]

ECPA Clearinghouse to Convene Public Discussion Forum on Energy and Climate Change Education

Monday, December 23, 2013

Washington, D.C.-The First ECPA Public Discussion Forum: Energy and Climate Change Education will take place at the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, DC, on Thursday, January 16, 2014, from 9:00 am to 12:45 pm. The event is aimed at fostering greater dialogue, collaboration and awareness on energy and climate in the United States […]

Central America Sustainable Energy Report

Monday, December 16, 2013

Following the publication of Worldwatch Institute report The Way Forward for Renewable Energy in Central America last June in English and its Spanish release in August, Worldwatch held a U.S. East Coast launch event at the Embassy of Costa Rica in Washington, D.C. After Ambassador Muni Figueres Boggs gave a brief welcome, Alexander Ochs, Worldwatch’s […]

2013 Theme: “Mountains: Key to a Sustainable Future”

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Covering around 27 percent of the earth’s land surface, mountains play a critical role in moving the world towards sustainable economic growth. They not only provide sustenance and well being to 720 million mountain people around the world, but indirectly benefit billions more living downstream. In particular, mountains provide freshwater, energy and food – resources […]

IDB loan to strengthen access to electricity in Ecuador

Sunday, December 08, 2013

$30 million will help improve the quality of life for its citizens through access to electricity services in rural and marginal urban areas The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $30 million loan with whichEcuador will increase and improve access to electricity in rural and marginal urban communities. The loan is aimed at increasing […]