February 2015

A More Sustainable and Energetically Safer Caribbean

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Following up on the Caribbean Energy Security Initiative (CESI) launched in June 2014, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz convened a meeting in Washington with Caribbean heads of state and senior officials, and with international funding institutions to discuss the Caribbean region’s energy security. At the Summit, Vice President […]

A Carbon-Negative U.S. West Coast?

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Generating electricity from biomass, such as urban waste and sustainably-sourced forest and crop residues, is one strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, given its carbon-neutrality: it produces as much carbon as the plants absorb from the atmosphere. By capturing carbon from burning biomass termed bio energy with carbon capture and sequestration (BECCS) power generators could […]

Costa Rica Builds a Renewable, Self-sufficient and Participatory Energy Policy

Thursday, February 26, 2015

In September 2014 Costa Rica began a National Energy Dialogue process geared toward fostering diverse and participatory debate with all stakeholders actively engaged in the sector in order to establish guidelines for the short-, medium- and long-term national energy agenda. As the nation’s governing body of environment and energy, the Ministry of Environment and Energy […]

ECPA Supports the Construction of River Infrastructure in Costa Rica

Thursday, February 26, 2015

At the onset of its second phase, Sustainable Communities in Central America and the Caribbean an initiative led by the Organization of American States (OAS) is financing a project to plan, design and implement river protection works that will benefit five communities in the municipality of Desamparados. The activity of the Jorco River has affected […]