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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Did you know?

Recycling 35 percent of U.S. trash saves enough energy to fuel six million homes annually, generates $5.2 billion in raw materials each year, and reduces global warming emissions equivalent to taking 36 million cars off the road.
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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Progress on Connecting the Americas 2022, a 2012 Summit of the Americas initiative

Connecting electricity grids and markets across borders is a long-term process that requires sustained political support at the highest levels. But it is well worth the effort, because electricity integration benefits all countries and consumers. Electricity integration drives competition, which can lower electricity prices, mobilize investment, facilitate renewable energy deployment, and encourage an optimal use of energy resources across a region.
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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Clean Energy Solutions Center Supports ECPA Countries in Policy Development

The Clean Energy Solutions Center helps governments design and adopt policies and programs that support the deployment of clean energy technologies. The Solutions Center offers Ask an Expert policy assistance, training and peer-to-peer learning forums and a rich library of technical tools and publications—all at no cost to users.
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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

What is ECPA up to?

Looking forward to the third ECPA ministerial, governments in the Americas are gathering to further energy transformation in the Americas. The ECPA Steering Committee will convene two regional meetings in preparation for the high-level meeting in Chile.
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Did you know?

If all our [U.S.] newspapers were recycled, we could save about 250,000,000 trees each year!
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Gender Mainstreaming in Metrology and Climate Science

The first phase of the recently concluded Renewable Energy and Climate Science: Metrology and Technology Challenges in the Americas initiative under ECPA, made great strides to strengthen gender diversity. Nevertheless, there is considerable potential to bolster gender mainstreaming, in a groundbreaking effort to contribute to a greater participation of women in sciences and gender equality in the region.
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

OAS Plants the Seed for Sustainable Manufacturing in the Americas

After three successfully implemented projects, this circular economy-inspired initiative has proven sustainable production is not only possible, but financially feasible, while challenging conventional production processes. This initiative introduced national governments and industries to a series of new business opportunities that will contribute a more sustainable economic growth and social prosperity.
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Monday, July 11, 2016

An Energy Boost for Coffee

In Costa Rica, coffee is ingrained in the country’s culture and heritage. With some 50,000 producers, mostly small-scale farmers, and 230 coffee mills, the industry is a large exporter and rural employer. It also accounts for about 9 percent of national greenhouse gas emissions. A number of initiatives are underway to reduce the coffee industry’s carbon footprint and help Costa Rica reach its goal of becoming carbon-neutral by 2021.
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Monday, July 11, 2016

DID YOU KNOW?

More Facts about Aluminum Recycling
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Monday, July 11, 2016

ECPA HIGHLIGHTS (April-July)

Pairing Metrology and Energy Efficiency for Effectively Advancing Low Carbon Growth in the Americas
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