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Monday, November 10, 2014

Mexico: Building a More Sustainable Energy Agenda

In recent years, Mexico has adopted various legal mechanisms, regulatory frameworks, and financial instruments to address energy issues. Since 2007, its Sustainable Energy Fund has encouraged scientific and technological research in energy efficiency, renewable energy sources, use of clean technologies, and diversification of primary energy sources.
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Monday, November 10, 2014

Region Prepares for a Second ECPA Ministerial Meeting

Looking ahead to a second ministerial-level meeting of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas, to be held in 2015, each sub region has been holding preparatory meetings to evaluate progress on projects and initiatives and discuss how this hemisphere-wide effort could be strengthened.
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Monday, November 10, 2014

Looking to a Future Sustainable Development Agenda

The countries of the Americas are in the process of defining the next generation of challenges to achieve sustainable development. A recent forum at the OAS—“Building a Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda for the Americas”—provided an opportunity to discuss some of the region’s priorities and goals moving forward.
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Monday, November 10, 2014

Closed Looped Cycle Production Highlighted at the 2014 World Resources Forum

An ECPA initiative that encourages sustainable, “closed-loop” production methods was the focus of two workshops held as part of a major international event—the 2014 World Resources Forum in Arequipa, Peru.
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Monday, November 10, 2014

A Renewed Commitment to Renewable Energy

With infrastructure costs for renewable energy declining, renewables are becoming increasingly viable for Latin America and the Caribbean. A recent workshop looked at some of the advantages of renewable energy sources: They can help countries diversify their energy matrix, improve the quality of life for people who live in isolated areas currently off the grid, and advance lower-carbon economic growth.
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Monday, November 10, 2014

Teaching Responsible Energy Use to the Next Generation

A number of countries in the region are hoping to make their energy future brighter by incorporating lessons on energy efficiency into the classroom. An upcoming regional workshop will examine some of the most effective ways to enlighten students about responsible energy use long before they ever have to pay an electric bill.
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