May 2014

Status of ECPA Heavy Oil Working Group Presented in Mexico

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Heavy Oil Working Group (HOWG) serves as a forum for heavy oil producers and consumers in the Americas to exchange information on best practices and technological innovation. This group provides an opportunity to create a collaborative network of experts within the region, and gain a greater understanding of the potential of heavy oil. The […]

Government of Mexico Hosts First Preparatory ECPA Ministerial Meeting On the Fringes of the International Renewable Energy Forum

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

On May 19-20, Mexico’s Energy Secretariat (SENER) hosted the International Renewable Energy Forum (FIER) at the Mayan Rivera in the State of Quintana Roo. More than 300 energy practitioners and experts from the Western Hemisphere met to discuss current developments in renewable energy. Roberto Borge, Governor of the State of Quintana Roo, launched the event. […]

“The Greenest Building is the One that is Already Built”

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Over 15 national Caribbean trusts and heritage organizations met to share ideas, tools and techniques for cultural and natural conservation. During his address, Senior ECPA Fellow Jeff Soule noted that “through adaptive re-use of buildings, compact settlement patterns, walkability and mixed use, the historic places show how we need to develop new areas and focus […]

ECPA Initiative on Solar Energy Training in Central America and Mexico Draws to Conclusion

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

APSA boasts many success stories. Its biggest impact is the high number of solar PV systems deployed in homes and businesses across Central America and Mexico. In less than six months, program trainees installed more than 500 kilowatts of small solar systems in over 80 individual projects. This number is expected to reach as much […]

ECPA Initiative Demonstrates Viability of Biogas as a Sustainable Energy Source

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Biogas provides an integrated approach to energy generation, nutrient recycling for food production, waste management, air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. ECPA strategic partner SNV, has published the study “Productive Biogas: Current and Future Development” showcasing in five experiences in Vietnam, Uganda, Honduras, Mali and Peru. These initiatives share a renewable energy framework aimed at […]

Flight of the Butterflies Screened at the Embassy of Canada in Washington

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Monarch butterflies are known for their incredible mass migration—a spectacular journey of more than 5,000 miles in search of warmer temperatures. These butterflies have the longest and largest migration route in North America, flying over Canada and the United States before they reach their final destination in Mexico. It takes three generations of Monarch butterflies […]