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Monday, March 30, 2015

OAS and DR technical specialists seek to create awareness on the use of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in the country

A technical mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) and Dominicans that is working together in the development of an educational and awareness program in renewable energy and energy efficiency in Dominican Republic met this Thursday with institutions linked to the sector in the Dominican Republic to identify the contents and strategies to be developed for teaching the subject in schools of the country.
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Advancing Sustainable Development through Efficient Weatherization

Low-income households in the Americas use a considerable portion of their earnings to pay for energy, especially electricity. Adequate energy efficiency measures in homes to make them resilient to weather has considerable potential to lower these costs, make energy bills more affordable and favorably impact families’ quality of life. Energy retrofits in low-income households have proven remarkably effective in saving energy, improving family health, safety and overall quality of life, curbing greenhouse gas emissions, and creating new “green” jobs.
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

ECPA Energy Efficiency Initiative in Municipal Buildings Implemented in Brazil, Chile and Trinidad and Tobago

The project in Goiânia, Brazil, Valdivia-Los Rios, Chile, and Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, is geared toward lowering electricity consumption by 10 to 15 per cent in some 400 municipal buildings by means of sound energy efficiency standards and policies. Through a grant from the U.S. Department of State, Florida International University (FIU) implements the 36-month initiative under the ECPA umbrella.
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Mexico Convenes Second Ministerial Meeting of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas

The high-level event will take place in Merida, Yucatan, on May 25 and 26. In 2014, the Organization of American States held the four sub-regional meetings serving as preparatory process toward the ministerial. These discussions laid the thematic ground of the event focused on reforms that promote investment and sustainability in the energy sector.
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Trinidad and Tobago

“In Trinidad and Tobago we have the human capacity for innovation, tolerance for newer ideas and a vision to achieve excellence in all spheres of human endeavours.” - Prime Minister, the Honourable Kamla Persad Bissessar at the United Nations Climate Summit on September 23, 2014.
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Update of the Second Phase of Closed Looped Cycle Production in the Americas

Aiming to introduce and demonstrate the feasibility and applicability of the Closed Looped Cycle Production design methods in the production sector, this ECPA initiative is moving forward in the implementation of its second phase, which comprises a series of pilot projects in Colombia, Panama and Trinidad and Tobago. The development of this model seeks to improve energy efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of the industrial sector, while increasing the productivity, competitiveness and sustainability of mainly small and medium enterprises.
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Thursday, February 26, 2015

A Carbon-Negative U.S. West Coast?

Generating electricity from biomass, such as urban waste and sustainably-sourced forest and crop residues, is one strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, given its carbon-neutrality: it produces as much carbon as the plants absorb from the atmosphere.
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Thursday, February 26, 2015

A More Sustainable and Energetically Safer Caribbean

Following up on the Caribbean Energy Security Initiative (CESI) launched in June 2014, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz convened a meeting in Washington with Caribbean heads of state and senior officials, and with international funding institutions to discuss the Caribbean region's energy security.
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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Costa Rica Builds a Renewable, Self-sufficient and Participatory Energy Policy

In September 2014 Costa Rica began a National Energy Dialogue process geared toward fostering diverse and participatory debate with all stakeholders actively engaged in the sector in order to establish guidelines for the short-, medium- and long-term national energy agenda.
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Thursday, February 26, 2015

ECPA Supports the Construction of River Infrastructure in Costa Rica

At the onset of its second phase, Sustainable Communities in Central America and the Caribbean an initiative led by the Organization of American States (OAS) is financing a project to plan, design and implement river protection works that will benefit five communities in the municipality of Desamparados.
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