September 2014

South America Gears Up to Take the Measure of Climate Change

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

A workshop in Uruguay brings together representatives of several South American countries to address some of the challenges the hemisphere faces in tackling these issues. The Regional Workshop on Metrology and Technology Challenges of Climate Science and Renewable Energy takes place from September 2-4 in Montevideo. The event—which follows a similar workshop in May held […]

Promoting Sustainability in Chile and Belize

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

The ECPA Senior Fellows Innovation Projects Grant Award encourages the development and implementation of local projects that help increase sustainability, grow the use of clean energy, build models for adaptation to climate change, and design solutions for reducing deforestation. Kammen’s proposal—“Sustainable and Cost-Effective Growth for Chile’s Electricity Sector Requiring Creating Local Capacity on Integrative Planning […]

ECPA Supports Sustainable Energy in the Caribbean

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

In his remarks at the event, Saint Lucia’s Minister for the Public Service, Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology, James Fletcher, stressed the importance of sustaining efforts to transform the region’s energy sector. He noted that the high cost of electricity undermines business productivity in Caribbean countries, a factor that must be addressed if the […]

Call for Proposals: Closed-Cycle Production in Colombia

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Companies in Colombia’s chemical, textile, and lumber sectors may submit proposals by September 15, 2014. The companies selected will receive training and technical assistance from experts who will work with them to identify ways to improve environmental performance and production systems design. The training will help the companies be better positioned, from a technical standpoint, […]

Sustainable Communities Proposals Being Evaluated

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

The initiative provides grants of up to $50,000 each to support community projects that address some of the challenges of rapid urbanization, with a focus on at least one of four priority areas. The most popular category of proposals submitted was for projects focusing on waste management, recycling (including electronic waste), and improved water resource […]

Workshop in Colombia on Energy-Efficient Use of Fossil Fuels

Monday, September 01, 2014

Colombia has seen a sharp upturn in oil, natural gas, and coal production in recent years, due to a series of regulatory reforms in 2008 that have spurred more exploration and development in this sector. At the same time, energy efficiency is becoming an increasingly important part of the energy picture. Countries around the world […]