August 2014

Shedding Light on Energy Innovation

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The solar lamps are the first step in a broader plan to expand the use of solar technology in Peru. PowerMundo, a social enterprise which is based in the U.S. state of Colorado and has a field office in Lima, is working with another Colorado company, diviPower, to implement the pilot project in off-the-grid areas […]

Green Municipal Buildings

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The project, managed by Florida International University (FIU), expects to reduce energy use in 400 buildings in those cities. Last year, FIU won a grant of nearly $800,000 from the U.S. Department of State for the three-year project. An FIU research team is partnering with leading academic institutions in the three target areas—the Federal University […]

ECPA Hosts Workshops in Colombia

Thursday, August 14, 2014

A total of 370 people attended the workshops, titled “Closed Looped Cycle Production in the Americas: An Innovative Vision of Productivity.” The events were held in Bogotá on July 29 and Medellín on August 1. Experts from the OAS General Secretariat and Colombia’s National Center for Cleaner Production provided the training as part of an […]

ECPA Forum Examines Natural Gas Outlook in the Region

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The event was sponsored by the OAS Department of Sustainable Development, the clearinghouse for the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA). In recent years, natural gas output has soared in the United States, largely due to the increased production of shale gas through such techniques as hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling. The booming […]

Spotlight on Sustainable Energy in the Caribbean

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Energy is a critical component of economic development in any country, but this is a particularly pressing issue in the Caribbean, which depends heavily on energy imports and generates most of its electricity from diesel or gasoil. Countries in the region are looking at options to develop domestic energy sources for power generation or transportation […]