June 2014

Update on Connect 2022

Friday, June 13, 2014

Colombia’s Unit for Mining and Energy Planning (UPME) gave the presentation on the sidelines of the May 19-20 International Renewable Energy Forum in Cancún, Mexico, during a planning session for the next ECPA ministerial meeting. An emblematic initiative in ECPA’s portfolio, Connect 2022 seeks to strengthen and support regional and binational efforts underway to take […]

Entrepreneurial Initiative on Clean Energy Reaches the Finish Line

Friday, June 13, 2014

Given that clean energy has become such an important national and international issue in recent years, Yo Emprendedor created a specific category for these types of ventures, to encourage entrepreneurial activity in this sector in Central America and the Caribbean. The nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, which is based in Costa Rica, implemented the effort under ECPA […]

ECPA Supports Upcoming Forum on Climate Change

Friday, June 13, 2014

The event—called “Policy Dialogues on Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities for the Americas”—is sponsored by the OAS and the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA). It will take place on June 17, beginning at 3 p.m. EDT, at OAS headquarters in Washington. Speakers will include Vicente Barros, Co-Chair of the United Nations Intergovernmental […]

Closing the Loop for Sustainability

Friday, June 13, 2014

The working meeting was part of an ECPA initiative called “Closed Looped Cycle Production in the Americas,” which promotes a new approach to production in which materials that have reached the end of their useful life can be recycled, repurposed, or returned to the earth as nutrients. Closed-loop production is based on the “cradle-to-cradle” (C2C) […]

Montevideo Meeting Focuses on Making Homes More Energy-Efficient

Friday, June 13, 2014

Energy efficiency experts and representatives from several countries participated in the technical exchange mission, held May 22-23. The event was organized by the ECPA Energy Efficiency Working Group. A key goal was to begin a dialogue about how the U.S. Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) might be used as a model and applied in other countries. […]

Gauging the Effects of Climate Change

Friday, June 13, 2014

This was the first in a series of technical workshops being held to build institutional capacity on this issue, as part of an initiative called Renewable Energy and Climate Science: Metrology and Technology Challenges in the Americas. The project is being implemented by the OAS Department of Sustainable Development and the U.S. National Institute of […]