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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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Monday, July 07, 2014

ECPA to Hold its Fourth Public Discussion Forum

Recognizing the strategic importance of natural gas to countries’ energy plans, the last in a series of ECPA forums will focus on the “Impact of Expanded Natural Gas Resources on the Energy Future of the Americas.” The forum will take place at OAS headquarters on Wednesday, July 30, starting at 2:00 p.m.
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