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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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Thursday, August 14, 2014

ECPA Forum Examines Natural Gas Outlook in the Region

Natural gas has the potential to bring down the cost of electricity—especially in the Caribbean and Central America—while making a positive impact on the environment by replacing higher-carbon fuels, according to several energy experts who spoke at a recent OAS forum.
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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Designing Sustainable Structures in Chile and Peru

Architect and sustainable design expert María-Paz Gutiérrez visited Chile and Peru to look at some of the challenges of designing sustainable structures, whether in dense urban areas or in remote reaches of the Amazon. She traveled to the two countries under the Senior ECPA Fellows Program, which facilitates an exchange between experts in the United States and Latin America in such areas as clean energy, sustainable urban development, and climate change adaptation.
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Thursday, August 14, 2014

ECPA Hosts Workshops in Colombia

Two recent workshops in Colombia trained entrepreneurs, public officials, and students in innovative techniques involved in closed-loop production, an approach that seeks to design, manufacture, and deliver products and services in ways that are more sustainable.
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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Shedding Light on Energy Innovation

An ECPA-supported initiative is bringing solar-powered reading lamps to rural Peru, providing an affordable, clean alternative to polluting, dangerous, and expensive forms of lighting such as diesel lamps.
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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Green Municipal Buildings

Cutting energy consumption in schools, health centers, and municipal government buildings is the goal of an ECPA initiative being carried out in three cities in the region: Goiânia, Brazil; Valdivia, Chile; and Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Spotlight on Sustainable Energy in the Caribbean

A regional workshop on energy in the Caribbean will bring together senior government delegates, development partners, field experts, and others to discuss strategies to promote a more sustainable energy future. The event will be held on August 19 in Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia.
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