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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Wind Industry Celebrates One Million Jobs

Global wind employment grew 5% last year to reach 1.1M.
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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The Ties between Water and Energy

Most consumers may not give it a thought when they turn on a tap or switch on a light, but water and energy are highly interdependent. It takes water—lots of it—to produce most types of energy, and it takes energy to extract, pump, treat, and transport water. As demand for both grows, citizens and governments are becoming more aware of the need to better manage the relationship between these vital resources. A conference later this month in Panama will continue a regional dialogue on the “water-energy nexus” that will help shape so many critical decisions in the future.
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Monday, May 9, 2016

A Project with Sizzle

In Guatemala City, a small pilot project to produce biodiesel from recycled cooking oil has shown so much potential that its organizers are hoping to scale it up to help power a whole fleet of city vehicles—with clear benefits for the air and water.
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Monday, May 9, 2016

Clean Energy Financial Opportunity

A Notice of Funding Opportunity (NFO) for the Clean Energy Finance Facility - Caribbean and Central America - CEFF-CCA was formally presented last week at the U.S. – Caribbean - Central American Energy Summit, hosted by U.S. Vice President Biden and attended by distinguished delegations from the countries of the CCA regions, including a number of heads of state.
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Monday, May 9, 2016

Energy Efficient Schools and Buildings

The ECPA project carried in three municipalities— Valdivia, Chile; Goiânia, Brazil; and Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago—is developing energy efficiency practices and policies that eventually could be applied in other cities and countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Strengthening Environmental Education in the Dominican Republic hand-over event of materials

The closing ceremony was attended by Timothy McNally, Economic Officer of the US Embassy of the Dominican Republic.
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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Cherry Trees: Nature’s Inspiration for Eco-Friendly Design

The Cherry Blossom season has finally arrived. Like every year, Washingtonians and tourists parade along the Potomac shores to watch the trees bloom, dressing the city in magnificent shades of pink for nearly two weeks. To celebrate the arrival of spring, the ECPA Clearinghouse wanted to use this emblematic occasion to better explain the “Circular Economy” philosophy, which borrows fundamental principles of “biomimicry”, a new approach based on the study and imitation of nature’s designs and processes to solve pressing human problems.
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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Climate Change: “Now Comes the Hard Part”

With the Paris Agreement about to be open for signature, Christiana Figueres—the United Nations official who has shepherded the global climate negotiation process for the past several years—reminded the OAS Member states that the challenges of implementation are just beginning.
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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Mexico: “An Important Partner in Combating Climate Change”

In an event held at the Atlantic Council in Washington on March 17, National Security Advisor and Ambassador Susan Rice spoke of “seizing a transformational moment in the Western Hemisphere”. She specifically alluded to the efforts led by Mexico in addressing climate change, advancing clean energy and fostering economic integration.
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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Harnessing Island Sunlight

Solar panels have appeared on the rooftops of a number of community organizations on the Caribbean island of Antigua, thanks to a high-energy development economist and a small but pivotal grant through the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA).
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