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Thursday, August 14, 2014

ECPA Forum Examines Natural Gas Outlook in the Region

Natural gas has the potential to bring down the cost of electricity—especially in the Caribbean and Central America—while making a positive impact on the environment by replacing higher-carbon fuels, according to several energy experts who spoke at a recent OAS forum.
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Thursday, August 14, 2014

ECPA Hosts Workshops in Colombia

Two recent workshops in Colombia trained entrepreneurs, public officials, and students in innovative techniques involved in closed-loop production, an approach that seeks to design, manufacture, and deliver products and services in ways that are more sustainable.
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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Shedding Light on Energy Innovation

An ECPA-supported initiative is bringing solar-powered reading lamps to rural Peru, providing an affordable, clean alternative to polluting, dangerous, and expensive forms of lighting such as diesel lamps.
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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Green Municipal Buildings

Cutting energy consumption in schools, health centers, and municipal government buildings is the goal of an ECPA initiative being carried out in three cities in the region: Goiânia, Brazil; Valdivia, Chile; and Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Spotlight on Sustainable Energy in the Caribbean

A regional workshop on energy in the Caribbean will bring together senior government delegates, development partners, field experts, and others to discuss strategies to promote a more sustainable energy future. The event will be held on August 19 in Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia.
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Monday, July 07, 2014

Call for Proposals: Sustainable Communities Initiative

Under a program called Sustainable Communities in Central America and the Caribbean, a new round of small grants will be awarded to support projects that address some of the challenges of rapid urbanization in the region. An initiative of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA), the program is managed by the Organization of American States (OAS).
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Monday, July 07, 2014

A World Cup Brimming with Green Energy

Since it kicked off on June 12, the 2014 World Cup in Brazil has brought high energy to the field—and has scored progress on the green energy front as well. A case in point is the Mineirão stadium in Belo Horizonte, the first World Cup stadium powered by solar energy.
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Monday, July 07, 2014

ECPA Fellows Comment on U.S. Plan to Cut Carbon Pollution

Proposed rules to reduce carbon emissions from U.S. power plants provide innovative, flexible ways to address the negative impacts of climate change, according to several energy experts who participate in the Senior ECPA Fellows Program.
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Monday, July 07, 2014

OAS High-Level Forum Focuses on Climate Change

While "some people are still in disbelief" about the impact of climate change, the long-term scientific data are not in question, the Co-Chair of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Vicente Barros, told an OAS forum. “Since 1960 there has been a progressive warming, there is no doubt about it,” he said.
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Monday, July 07, 2014

OAS Shares Lessons Learned on Energy Efficiency

The OAS Department of Sustainable Development participated in a National Energy Development Partners Forum in Saint Lucia, sharing some of the lessons it has learned through its extensive field experience in sustainable energy and energy efficiency issues, particularly in the Caribbean region.
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