Gallery: Peace Corps to Start Clean Energy Program in the Americas

 

Since 1961 when President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps by executive order, thousands of volunteers have traveled to developing countries to implement programs that range from AIDS education to information technology and environmental preservation. Now they’ll be adding another task to their list: the implementation of renewable energy. The US government just awarded the Peace Corps with $1 million to start a program that will bring clean green energy to developing communities in Central and South America.

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  1. Bill Holmberg September 3, 2010 at 11:00 am

    In response to a MOU between US and Brazil, a team is developing a green airport in the DR that will base a flight training program using Cessna 152s flying on locally produced hydrous ethanol that is more powerful, better and much cheaper than aviation gasoline imported from Venezuela. This represents an important opportunity for countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. This effort is supported by the Latin American and Caribbean Council On Renewable Energy that I (Bill Holmberg) chairs

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