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As part of an ongoing cooperation with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR), the Jordan Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Fund (JREEEF), and the United States Agency for International Development Energy Sector Capacity Building Activity (USAID ESCB) convened two one-day consultation workshops on January 31 and February 1, 2017, with the commercial and industrial sectors to present the rationale for a mandatory energy audit policy for large energy consumers and discuss how it will benefit participating commercial and industrial companies. These consultation workshops were co-sponsored with the Amman Chamber of Commerce (ACC) and the Jordan Chamber of Industry (JCI). 

ADB releases "Knowledge and Power: Lessons from ADB Energy Projects" - This publication comprises of an overview of the energy sector and 15 case stories from different subregions and subsectors in Asia, focusing on ADB-wide project-level knowledge to promote cross-departmental and cross-DMC learning. Case study samples of promoting energy efficiency e.g. The Philippine Energy Efficiency Project (PEEP): Lighting Up the Philippines in an Efficient Way, and other cases in China and Indonesia.

Washington, DC, November 4, 2015 - Rob Pratt has been appointed President of the International Institute for Energy Conservation (IIEC), working with Felix Gooneratne, the Institute's CEO who is based in Bangkok, Thailand.

Water and Sanitation Troubles in Haiti

Prior to the 2010 Port-au-Prince earthquake, access to clean water was already an issue in Haiti, long considered one of the poorest countries in the Americas. Few homes were connected to water pipes, and sanitation problems caused frequent illness. After the 7.0 earthquake hit on January 12, 2010, with weeks of aftershocks following, buildings collapsed or were severely damaged. Nearly 200,000 people died, with many more fleeing to the countryside. This further taxed and contaminated already scarce sources of clean water.