Central American, Caribbean Energy Ministers Travel to US

Energy ministers from Central American and Caribbean countries are expected to convene in the U.S. state of Florida on Aug. 26-28 for a meeting and site visit sponsored by the Organization of American States, the U.S. State Department and Brazil.

“The site visit will facilitate the sharing of experience and information on several alternative energy solutions, including biofuels and solar power. It will also enable an exchange among the authorities on innovative programs and policies that encourage the development and use of clean energy alternatives,” the U.S. State Department said in a statement.

The energy ministers will visit the Concentrated Solar Power Facility of Florida Power and Light, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service Sugarcane Field Station and the Florida Crystals Cogeneration Facility among other sites.

The ministers will meet for a strategy session on the last day of their trip.

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