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Clean Energy Expert, Dan Kammen, to Visit Colombia on Behalf of ECPA Senior Fellows

Friday, August 09, 2013

Washington, D.C., August 9
– Dan Kammen, a Senior Fellow in the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA), will be traveling from August 13th to 15th 2013 to Medellin, Colombia to participate in meetings and conferences about renewable energy. Senior ECPA Fellow Dan Kammen is a professor of public policy, energy and resources at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also the director of Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL).

The Senior ECPA Fellows program is a network of high-level technical experts in the fields of climate change and energy who travel between countries in the Western Hemisphere to consult with governments or other institutions. The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Western Hemispheric Affairs and is administered by Partners of the Americas. There are currently 20 Senior ECPA Fellows who participate in these international exchanges. The main areas of focus for the program are: energy efficiency, renewable energy, energy infrastructure, energy poverty and access, sustainable forestry and land use, and climate change adaptation.

During his exchange to Colombia, Dan Kammen will attend a conference on climate change in Medellin and meet with the Ministries of Infrastructure. He will visit the technical group of the “Conoser” project at the Antioquia University and will attend various meetings with Group EPM about energy and environment. Finally, Dan Kammen will give a conference on the International Context of Renewable Energies at the EPM building, in which he will focus on university to university partnerships, modeling the Colombian grid, and will address the local development challenges for remote parts of Colombia.

See press release, here.

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Partners of the Americas is an international network that promotes social and economic development in the Americas through leadership, voluntary service, and development programs. Its mission is to connect individuals, volunteers, institutions, businesses, and communities to serve and to change lives through lasting partnerships. Partners envisions an interconnected hemisphere that maximizes the social and economic potential, and leverages the full diversity, of the Americas.