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Monday, October 06, 2014

Caribbean Authorities Discuss the Future of Energy

Ministers and high-level authorities on energy in the Caribbean met in Miami on October 6, 2014 to address energy and climate challenges in preparation for a meeting of ministers in 2015 under the umbrella of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA).
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Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Bogota Hosted ECPA’s Third Regional Technical Workshop

This workshop was jointly organized by the Mining and Energy Planning Unit (UPME) of the Ministry of Mines and Energy of Colombia, and is the third in a series of four regional workshops that the ECPA had programmed for the 2013-14 period.
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Monday, September 22, 2014

Arequipa to host World Resources Forum 2014

More than 700 government officials from 50 countries across the world are expected to attend the 3rd World Resources Forum (WRF) which will be hosted by Arequipa, in southern Peru, from 19th to 23rd October.
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Monday, September 22, 2014

Workshop in Colombia on Energy-Efficient Use of Fossil Fuels

The ECPA Clearinghouse, coordinated by the OAS, will support the Ministry of Mines and Energy in holding this workshop. The event will highlight trends in the use of fossil fuels in Colombia, mainly in the industrial and transportation sectors, which are the biggest energy users in the country and have significant potential for greater energy efficiency.
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Monday, September 22, 2014

OAS to participate in Workshop on Energy Information and Knowledge Management Systems

The Organization of American States, through the ECPA Energy Efficiency Working Group, is collaborating in the staging of this event. The Government of Germany, through the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Technical Assistance (REETA) Project, is also a co-sponsor of the Workshop.
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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

South America Gears Up to Take the Measure of Climate Change

Science has a vital role to play in public policy when it comes to climate change. For countries to be able to implement effective mitigation steps and evaluate the impact of their efforts, they must have access to accurate, internationally recognized measurements and standards.
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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Call for Proposals: Closed-Cycle Production in Colombia

Colombian companies in three major sectors of the national economy have been invited to submit proposals for projects that have the potential to use cleaner, more efficient energy in industrial production. The call for proposals is part of a pilot program called Development of Sustainable Production: Toward a Circular Economy in Colombia.
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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Promoting Sustainability in Chile and Belize

Two Senior ECPA Fellows have been awarded innovation grants that will support sustainable energy in Chile’s electricity sector and strengthen capacity for sustainable agriculture and forest management in Belize. The grant recipients, Dr. Dan Kammen and Dr. Janaki Alavalapati, will begin implementing their projects this year, in partnership with local institutions in the two countries.
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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Sustainable Communities Proposals Being Evaluated

The OAS Department of Sustainable Development is in the process of reviewing the 85 proposals it received under the ECPA initiative called Sustainable Communities in Central America and the Caribbean. The OAS will announce the eight winners in the second week of September.
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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

ECPA Supports Sustainable Energy in the Caribbean

Representatives from 11 Caribbean countries and a number of major development partners participated in a workshop in Saint Lucia, to discuss how to improve the region’s energy outlook in general and increase the use of renewable energy in particular. The workshop—“Sustainable Energy Project Development: Experience, Strategies and Implementation”—took place on August 19 in Rodney Bay.
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