Energy Ministers of the Americas Come Together in Washington, DC

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
April 17, 2010

Secretary Clinton Announces New Initiatives Under the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas

The Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) had its first ministerial-level meeting in Washington, DC on April 15 and 16. Secretary Clinton participated, remarking that "the fundamental purpose of this partnership is to promote sustainable growth that benefits all of our citizens." The State Department teamed up with, the largest online community dedicated to science, to promote the ministerial both via blog and livestream. Please check out this guest post on the ECPA ministerial by Katherine Musgrove, an economic officer in the Office of Economic Policy and Summit Coordination in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs. We welcome your comments and perspectives on efforts to work in the Americas on energy and climate issues.

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Maryland, USA
April 18, 2010

Patrick in Maryland writes:

Hi, DipNote people of the states Department.

I liked the video and think this partnership was a great idea. The sharing of information between our coutries, on new clean enery will hopefully help the economy and make new jobs.

I hope everyone is enjoying the great weather we're have here in Maryland .

Have A Great Weekend ...:) Cya

United States
April 18, 2010

Oyster C. in U.S.A. writes:

I was wondering when all of the meetings will translate into ACTION. Why does it take so long for these new energy technologies to be implemented? Wouldn't it be better to charge ahead with solar and wind and make these changes rather than wait for bigger , more expensive alternatives. As Americans, we can talk until the cows come home but now is the time to act on a grand scale similiar to the WW2 war effort. Let's get busy!

California, USA
April 22, 2010

Masood in California writes:

Great initiative! Once is full action will transform the region. Green Diplomacy will also restrict middle eastern oil dependence. The energy diplomacy is the way to go.

Meagan L.
Wisconsin, USA
May 14, 2010

Meagan L. in Wisconsin writes:

Though strides toward more sustainable energy are no less than admirable, it is interesting that the promotion is so heavily Latin American when we in the U.S. are the largest polution producer per capita world wide. We developed with pollution producing techniques for a century and then forbid growing nations from doing the same. Globally it makes perfect sense, but locally it is not very economically sensible to install or maintain for these people and their lifestyles. The U.S. needs to make sure that we take a culturally practical and sensible approach to energy and green solutions.


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