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Friday, August 01, 2014

OAS Co-organized Workshops in Colombia on Closed Cycle Production and Circular Economy

The Organization of American States (OAS) held two workshops this week in Colombia on “Closed Loop Cycle Production and Circular Economy: an Innovative Vision of Productivity,” in the framework of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA).
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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Honduras: A step closer to energy sustainability

“The government of Honduras and the Organization of American States (OAS) launched the first pilot ethanol plant in the country on July 15. The successful completion of this joint initiative represents a turning point in the process of realizing the aspiration of leading the country towards energy sustainability.
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Secretary General of the OAS and President Hernández Inaugurate First Ethanol Plant in the East of Honduras

The Secretary General of the Organization of American States, José Miguel Insulza, and the President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández, inaugurated today at the headquarters of the National Agricultural University the first ethanol plant in the east of the Central American country, an initiative that seeks to broaden the cooperation on biofuels in the Hemisphere, and that benefits from the technical support of the hemispheric institution and the support of the Governments of Brazil and the United States.
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

ECPA to Hold its Fourth Public Discussion Forum in Washington DC

The OAS Department of Sustainable Development, in its capacity as ECPA Clearinghouse, will host the event, which will bring together representatives of the OAS member states, academics, field experts, and officials from nongovernmental organizations, among other guests.
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Monday, July 07, 2014

Call for Proposals: Sustainable Communities Initiative

Under a program called Sustainable Communities in Central America and the Caribbean, a new round of small grants will be awarded to support projects that address some of the challenges of rapid urbanization in the region. An initiative of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA), the program is managed by the Organization of American States (OAS).
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Monday, July 07, 2014

A World Cup Brimming with Green Energy

Since it kicked off on June 12, the 2014 World Cup in Brazil has brought high energy to the field—and has scored progress on the green energy front as well. A case in point is the Mineirão stadium in Belo Horizonte, the first World Cup stadium powered by solar energy.
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Monday, July 07, 2014

ECPA Fellows Comment on U.S. Plan to Cut Carbon Pollution

Proposed rules to reduce carbon emissions from U.S. power plants provide innovative, flexible ways to address the negative impacts of climate change, according to several energy experts who participate in the Senior ECPA Fellows Program.
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Monday, July 07, 2014

OAS High-Level Forum Focuses on Climate Change

While "some people are still in disbelief" about the impact of climate change, the long-term scientific data are not in question, the Co-Chair of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Vicente Barros, told an OAS forum. “Since 1960 there has been a progressive warming, there is no doubt about it,” he said.
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Monday, July 07, 2014

OAS Shares Lessons Learned on Energy Efficiency

The OAS Department of Sustainable Development participated in a National Energy Development Partners Forum in Saint Lucia, sharing some of the lessons it has learned through its extensive field experience in sustainable energy and energy efficiency issues, particularly in the Caribbean region.
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Monday, July 07, 2014

ECPA Clearinghouse Briefs Latin American Energy Leaders

Energy experts from several Latin American countries had the opportunity to learn about ECPA during their visit to the United States through the U.S. International Visitor Leadership Program.
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