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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Did you know?

Google accounts for roughly 0.013% of the world’s energy use. It uses enough energy to continuously power 200,000 homes. Google data centers used 260 million megawatts of power in 2010.
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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

ECPA in action: Going Even Greener in Costa Rica

Costa Rica—the latest country to join the Steering Committee of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA)—has set a global example on renewable energy. In 2016, for the second year in a row, it generated more than 98 percent of its electricity from renewable sources. As enviable as that feat may be, it hardly means the country’s energy problems have been solved, a Costa Rican energy official explained in an interview.
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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

What is ECPA up to?

OAS Supports Montego Bay Sustainability Efforts
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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

ECPA: A Partnership for Sustainable Energy

All across the Americas—a region with abundant renewable energy resources—countries are moving toward cleaner energy, driven by the urgency of a changing climate. The Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) has helped shape our region’s efforts to tackle a range of challenges we all share.
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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Lights…Action!

In this season of lights, let us consider the humble street light. It may lack the sparkle of a holiday display or the pizzazz of a neon sign, but the street light can play a big role in a country’s energy picture.
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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Metrology for Energy Efficiency

ECPA will continue supporting metrology development in the Americas as a valuable tool for advancing sustainable energy issues.
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Monday, November 7, 2016

Clean Energy Solutions Center in Action: Partnering with ECPA in Belize

Through its partnership with ECPA, the Clean Energy Solutions Center has supported Belize with the implementation of its Sustainable Energy Strategy and utility business model transformation.
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Monday, November 7, 2016

Did you know?

If it were not for naturally occurring greenhouse gases, the earth would be too cold to support life as we know it. Without the greenhouse effect, the average temperature of the earth would be about -2°F rather than the 57°F we currently experience.
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Monday, November 7, 2016

ECPA IN ACTION: Energy Transition in the Americas

Like any major change, the transition to cleaner energy is going to take some hard work. In preparation for next year’s ECPA ministerial meeting—which will focus on the “Energy Transition in the Americas”— representatives from across the hemisphere met to brainstorm about some of their countries’ main challenges and priorities.
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Monday, November 7, 2016

Paris Agreement Update

October 2016 will be a month to remember as it witnessed the achievement of double of the required threshold for the Paris Agreement to entry into force. The Paris Agreement will commence starting November 4, only thirty days after at least 55 Parties accounting for at least an estimated total of 55 % of the total global greenhouse gas emissions have deposited their instruments of consent. Better yet, 92 of the 197 Parties to the Convention have currently ratified the Paris Agreement.
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