September 2015

Strengthening Environmental Education in the Dominican Republic

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

A recent workshop held in the Dominican Republic brought together teachers, Ministry of Education staff, and other participants to talk about how to give students a better grounding in subjects related to energy and the environment. The event—“Energy Education and Awareness for a Sustainable Future”—was part of ECPA’s Sustainable Energy Capacity-Building Initiative (SECBI) for the […]

Spurring the Growth of Renewable Energy in the Americas

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

At a regional workshop held in Santiago, Chile, representatives of 16 countries in the hemisphere met to identify ways to encourage more widespread use of renewable energy sources. While considerable progress has been made on this front, participants at the meeting agreed that more work must be done on key issues to make renewables more […]

ECPA Fellow Visits Colombia

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Senior ECPA Fellow María Paz Gutiérrez traveled in early August to Medellín, Colombia, to share some of her expertise on sustainable housing and learn more about environmentally friendly projects being built locally. The Chilean architect was invited by the National University’s Medellín campus, which asked for her advice on a project that a team of […]

Promoting Energy and Climate Literacy

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The Organization of American States and the U.S. Department of Energy signed a memorandum of understanding to foster information exchange and collaboration with a view to educating future generations about the principles of sustainable energy and energy efficiency. The agreement was signed by OAS Assistant Secretary General Nestor Mendez and LaDoris Harris, Director of the […]

Colombia: Principles for a Long-Term Energy Policy

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Colombia is South America’s fourth-largest country in land area and, with 47 million people, Latin America’s third-largest population. The country’s electricity sector is dominated by hydroelectric and thermal generation; however, Colombia has great potential to develop new renewable energy technologies, primarily wind, solar, and biomass. Colombia has developed a long-term plan designed to address the […]