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Monday, May 4, 2015

OAS Holds High-Level Dialogue on Transition toward Circular Economies in the Americas to Slow Climate Change

The Organization of American States (OAS) today hosted a high-level dialogue entitled "Facilitating the Transition toward Circular Economies in the Americas" at its headquarters in Washington, DC, to discuss the progress of the "Closed Looped Cycle Production in the Americas" program being implemented in Colombia, Panama and Trinidad and Tobago, and whose ultimate goal is to be replicated in other countries of the region to make a substantial contribution to sustainable development in the hemisphere.
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Thursday, April 30, 2015

OAS convenes high-level dialogue on the transition to a Circular Economy in the Americas

The headquarters of the Inter-American hemispheric organization will host next Monday, May 04, 2015 a high level dialogue on the transition to a Circular Economy in the Americas.
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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Chile Strives for Reliable, Sustainable, Inclusive and Affordable Energy Matrix

The Government of Chile has set an ambitious agenda to improve energy access for its people. The goals of this national energy agenda include reducing marginal system costs by 30%, lowering prices in household supply tenders by 25%, and expanding non-conventional renewable energy so that it represents 20% of the energy mix within the next 10 years.
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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Connect 2022 Addresses Life Changing Potential of Biofuels

According to the Inter-American Development Bank, power generation in Latin America and the Caribbean needs to double by 2030 in order to keep pace with growth. Currently, more than 31 million people in the region do not have access to electricity, and the International Energy Association estimates the region’s power sector needs more than $700 billion in investments. With this picture in mind, the Connecting the Americas 2022 (Connect 2022) initiative, set a 10-year goal of interconnecting the Western Hemisphere with affordable electricity.
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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Dominican Republic and ECPA to lead regional energy education efforts

Much has been discussed about the need to foster and enhance energy education and literacy to ensure the development and deployment of sustainable energy technologies, especially among younger generations. In the Caribbean region, the ECPA Sustainable Energy Capacity Building Initiative (SECBI) seeks to empower energy science education to develop critical thinking skills required for today’s labor market and future economies.
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Thursday, April 16, 2015

ECPA Addresses Climate Science Metrology Challenges in the Caribbean

Improved measurement in scientific research and development associated with climate science and renewable energy is a valuable policy implementation tool. It allows countries to better assess the effects of their climate change policies, establish realistic goals and understand the true value of expanding the share of renewables in the energy mix. By strengthening the use of internationally recognized standards and measurements, the countries in the Americas are better equipped to effectively address climate change and advance low carbon economic growth.
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Thursday, April 16, 2015

ECPA Energy Efficiency Working Group concludes current phase with a round of regional Meetings

After four years of successful implementation, the Energy Efficiency Working Group, one of ECPA’s most dynamic initiatives, completes its first implementing phase which focused on fostering energy efficiency in multiple sectors by working hand in hand with diverse stakeholders. This group’s activities have set the ground to establish a framework for cooperation that will further investment in energy efficiency at the national and regional levels under the ECPA umbrella.
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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Grupo de trabajo en eficiencia energética de la ECPA concluye fase actual con ronda de reuniones regionales

Después de cuatro años de exitosa implementación, el Grupo de trabajo de eficiencia energética, una de las iniciativas más dinámicas de la ECPA, completa su primera fase de ejecución, la cual se centró en el fomento de la eficiencia energética mediante el trabajo conjunto con diversos actores y sectores. Las actividades de este grupo sientan las bases para el establecimiento de un marco de cooperación que aumente la inversión en eficiencia energética a nivel nacional y regional bajo la ECPA.
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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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