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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Energy Efficiency, Climate Change, and Leadership: Key Topics of the Second Ministerial Meeting of the ECPA

The region’s high-ranking authorities on energy and climate will meet on May 25 and 26 to discuss the ECPA plan of action. Chief among the topics that the OAS member states will address in their discussions are energy efficiency, climate change, and charting a new course for the ECPA.
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Thursday, May 14, 2015

High-Level Dialogue on Transition toward Circular Economies in the Americas

The circular economy concept offers an alternative to today’s linear “take, make, dispose” economic model, moving away from growth through the use of natural resources and ecosystems. This philosophy is eminently compatible with the principles of sustainable development and could inject added value into the intergovernmental negotiation processes for the post-2015 development agenda, both of which concepts are being addressed by the Inter-American Council for Integral Development and at the United Nations.
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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Panama Readies Energy Plan 2015-2050

The Panamanian energy sector has come a long way since its privatization in 1997, making deep-seated changes in its market operation model and clear improvements in terms of product availability, supply, and customer attention. This situation has made the energy sector the focus of political, social, and business discussions in the country, with civil society playing an increasingly active part, so much so that it now has a decisive role in the sector.
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Thursday, May 14, 2015

RECICLACEITE Cooking Oil Recycling Project Launched in Guatemala City

The contamination process begins when homes, restaurants, and cafés pour cooking oil down the drain, creating high costs in drainage-system cleaning bills, blockages, foul odors, and the spread of pests. When the oil-water mixture reaches the rivers it stops surface oxygen from reaching the bottom, where fish and plants live.
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