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US participates in Carib Renewable Energy Forum

In support of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA), the United States Departments of State and Energy (DOE) is participating in the Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum in Barbados, which got under way yesterday.

The DOE said Ambassador Carlos Pascual, special envoy and coordinator for international energy affairs, will lead the US delegation during the two-day event.

Policymakers from across the Caribbean, as well as private industry, international organisations, multilateral development banks, and non-governmental organisations, working to advance renewable energy and energy efficiency in the region, will gather for the conference.

In support of ECPA’s Caribbean Sustainability Initiative, which is coordinated by the Organisation of American States, the DOE said US and Caribbean energy ministers and senior officials are holding the Caribbean Sustainable Energy Dialogue to discuss opportunities for collaboration on renewable energy and energy efficiency.

At the April 2009 Summit of the Americas, US President Barack Obama invited all countries of the Western Hemisphere to participate in the ECPA, a voluntary and flexible frame-work, with a focus on seven pillars: renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy poverty, cleaner fossil fuels, infrastructure, adaptation, and sustainable land use and forests.

The DOE said many governments have taken a leading role in implementing ECPA by deepening existing partnerships and creating new initiatives.



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