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 […]

Why climate change threatens Peru’s poverty reduction mission

Monday, December 23, 2013

Water pollution in Lake Titicaca in the Peruvian Andes. Peru will host the 2014 UN climate change conference. Photograph: David Mercado/Reuters The Peruvian Amazon became a net emitter of carbon dioxide rather than oxygen for the first time in 2012, according to the UN Development Programme’s (UNDP) latest human development country report. The reversal of […]

New US Houses with Built-in Photovoltaic System

Monday, December 23, 2013

The solar energy installer Solar City Corp has signed a series of agreements with homebuilders from the states of Texas and Florida to offer photovoltaic systems in newly constructed homes. In Texas, SolarCity and PSW Inmobiliaria Construction have signed an agreement in which PSW will offer solar energy as a standard characteristic in each of […]

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 […]