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Saint Lucia Has a New Solar Farm

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, Saint Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, former President Figueres of Costa Rica and the Rocky Mountain Institute have officially opened a major new three-megawatt solar farm in Saint Lucia. The Vieux Fort-area renewable energy project, the first of its kind in Saint Lucia, was made […]


15% of Peru’s energy matrix in 2030 to be generated from renewable sources

Monday, August 06, 2018

The Peruvian Government has pledged to ensure that 15% of the Inca country’s energy matrix in 2030 will be generated using renewable sources, Energy and Mines Minister Francisco Ismodes said Monday. “The Government is focused on increasing the participation of renewable energies in the energy matrix,” he pointed out. In the case of the recently […]


Argentina and Chile reaffirm their binational energy integration

Friday, July 20, 2018

This press release from the energy ministries of Argentina and Chile was published using an automatic translation system. A fruitful meeting was held in Santiago between the energy ministers of Chile and Argentina, Susana Jiménez and Javier Iguacel, respectively, who reaffirmed the political priority of both governments with energy integration. The focus of the meeting […]


UTech, Jamaica Hosts OAS 70th Anniversary Lecture and Roundtable Discussion on Sustainable Energy

Friday, March 09, 2018

Sharing a light moment from left: His Excellency Nestor Mendez, Organisation of American States (OAS) Assistant Secretary General, Mrs. Hillary Alexander, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology, Professor Stephen Vasciannie, CD, President, University of Technology, Jamaica and Ms. Jeanelle van GlaanenWeygel, Representative, OAS Office of the General Secretariat in Jamaica. The occasion was […]


Advancing electric mobility in Latin America

Thursday, October 05, 2017

With the fastest growing car fleet in the world, Latin America has reason to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles (EVs). Costa Rica, with its strong commitment to tackling climate change, is positioning itself to vastly expand EV use in the next five years. But Latin America remains far behind other regions, with EVs representing […]


Countries of the Americas Agree to Move Towards Transition to Renewable Energy Policies in ECPA Ministerial

Friday, September 08, 2017

September 8, 2017 Energy ministers in the region gave a boost to the transition to renewable energy policies – the so-called “energy transition” – with the approval of a 2018-2019 Action Plan during the III Ministerial Meeting of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA), which concluded today in the Chilean city of […]