May 2016

The Ties between Water and Energy

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Most consumers may not give it a thought when they turn on a tap or switch on a light, but water and energy are highly interdependent. It takes water—lots of it—to produce most types of energy, and it takes energy to extract, pump, treat, and transport water. As demand for both grows, citizens and governments […]

Energy Efficient Schools and Buildings

Monday, May 09, 2016

The ECPA project carried in three municipalities— Valdivia, Chile; Goiânia, Brazil; and Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago—is developing energy efficiency practices and policies that eventually could be applied in other cities and countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Valdivia, Chile As of January this year, a team at the Universidad Austral de Chile […]

A Project with Sizzle

Monday, May 09, 2016

In Guatemala City, a small pilot project to produce biodiesel from recycled cooking oil has shown so much potential that its organizers are hoping to scale it up to help power a whole fleet of city vehicles—with clear benefits for the air and water. At the Chicharronería “El Mañanero,” a bustling eatery located near La […]

Clean Energy Financial Opportunity

Monday, May 09, 2016

A Notice of Funding Opportunity (NFO) for the Clean Energy Finance Facility – Caribbean and Central America – CEFF-CCA was formally presented last week at the U.S. – Caribbean – Central American Energy Summit, hosted by U.S. Vice President Biden and attended by distinguished delegations from the countries of the CCA regions, including a number […]