July 2016


Monday, July 11, 2016

Latin America’s water-energy nexus analyzed in regional dialogue held in Panama On May 24-25 the OAS held the Regional Dialogue on Water-Energy Nexus in Panama City, Panama. The event co-hosted by the National Energy Secretariat (SNE) with the support of the U.S. Permanent Mission to the OAS and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) looked at […]

An Energy Boost for Coffee

Monday, July 11, 2016

In Costa Rica, coffee is ingrained in the country’s culture and heritage. With some 50,000 producers, mostly small-scale farmers, and 230 coffee mills, the industry is a large exporter and rural employer. It also accounts for about 9 percent of national greenhouse gas emissions. A number of initiatives are underway to reduce the coffee industry’s […]


Monday, July 11, 2016

Recycling one aluminum beverage can saves enough energy to run a 14 watt CFL bulb (60 watt incandescent equivalent) for 20 hours, or a computer for 3 hours. (EPA) Recycle this can and save enough energy to power a 100-watt light bulb for four hours. (Pepsi) Recycling aluminum cans in the United States in 1996 […]