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  • [2011-06-17] Water Resources Act 

    Ministry of Justice
    Creates the Water Resources Authority which has as main purpose to regulate, allocate, conserve and otherwise manage the water resources of Jamaica.
  • [2011-10-26] What Accounts For the Drop in Price of Wind Power? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    In a Brazilian energy auction last month, companies agreed to sell power at the world's cheapest rates for wind energy, leading some analysts to speculate that developers will have difficulty fulfilling those contracts, ...
  • [2012-09-07] What accounts for the erosion of interest in Brazil's oil sector? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    U.S.-based oil company Anadarko has put its plans to sell some of its assets in Brazil on hold, failing to attract a high enough price as interest in the country's oil sector has waned, the Financial Times reported in ...
  • [2012-05-15] What are the implications of Mexico's climate change law? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    Mexico's Congress in April passed a landmark climate change law after three years of debate and revisions, Reuters reported. The bill's mandates require that 35 percent of Mexico's energy come from renewable sources by ...
  • [2012-08-28] What Are the Implications of Mexico's Climate Change Law? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    Mexico's Congress in April passed a landmark climate change law after three years of debate and revisions, Reuters reported. The bill's mandates require that 35 percent of Mexico's energy come from renewable sources by ...
  • [2011-03-11] What Are the Implications of Venezuela's Nuclear Ambitions? 

    Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor
    Last month, Russian President Dmitri Medvedev announced plans to build the first nuclear power plant in Venezuela, a two-unit facility with a capacity of 2,400 megawatts and a research reactor to produce isotopes for medical ...
  • [2012-02-28] What Climate Change Means for Latin America 

    Isbell, Paul
    This article discusses how even though Latin America contributes to only 10% of the world's annual greenhouse gas emissions, the region is vulnerable to the environmental and geopolitical consequences of climate change. ...
  • [2012-05-15] What Does a State-Run Energy Company Need to Succeed? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    Argentina last week announced it would seize the 51 percent of YPF owned by Repsol, arguing that the company had not invested enough in the country's energy sector development. Meanwhile, the top two contenders for the ...
  • [2012-08-24] What does Repsol's departure mean for Cuba's drilling future? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    Spanish oil company Repsol announced last month that it is withdrawing from Cuba after it failed to discover oil in an exploratory well. Repsol also came up dry when drilling in 2004 and now says that the risks no longer ...
  • [2012-05-02] What Energy Sector Trends Should Leaders Be Watching? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    In 2011, Latin America witnessed protests over major hydro projects in Brazil and Chile, advances in Cuba's quest to drill for oil, continued successes in Colombia's hydrocarbons sector and considerable Chinese energy ...
  • [2012-08-24] What is behind Bolivia's latest energy sector nationalization? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    Bolivian President Evo Morales on May 1 seized the local unit of Spain's Red Eléctrica, the owner of approximately 85 percent of the South American country's power grid. Morales alleged that only $81 million had been ...
  • [2008-12-18] What is social medicine? The US-European perspective. 

    van Reenen, Johann
    This is a short explanation of the US-European view of the field of social medicine prepared by Johann van Reenen, Fall 2007 for the Latin American Knowledge Harvester (LAKH) project. It should be read in conjunction with ...
  • [2011-09-01] What Is the Fate of Chile's HidroAysén Project? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    A court ruling in Chile on June 20 suspended the controversial HidroAysén project, a proposed plan to dam two rivers and build five hydroelectric plants in Patagonia, The New York Times reported. While environmental groups ...
  • [2011-09-01] What is the Future of Energy Integration in Central America? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    First proposed in 1987, the Central American Electricity Interconnection System (SIEPAC), a plan to create a more robust regional transmission grid in Central America, is scheduled to become operational this year. In order ...
  • [2012-08-29] What is the future of nuclear power in Brazil post Fukushima? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    Brazil doesn't plan to invest in new nuclear facilities until at least 2020, Marcio Zimmermann, the energy ministry's executive secretary, said earlier this month. However, he added that future plans could include the ...
  • [2012-03-05] What is the Future of Renewables in Central America? 

    Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor
    In January, a consortium of Gamesa and Iberdrola began construction on Central America's largest wind farm, the 102 megawatt Cerro de Hula project in Honduras. Also, the Honduran government said it would invest $2.1 billion ...
  • [2010-11-23] What is the Future of the Cuban Oil Industry? 

    Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor
    Spanish company Repsol YPF SA has leased several offshore blocks from the Cuban government and is expected to begin drilling for oil and gas next year. Cuba currently imports the majority of its energy from Venezuela but ...
  • [2011-10-25] What is the Future of Trinidad and Tobago's Oil and Gas Sector? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    According to an audit by Ryder Scott released in August, Trinidad and Tobago's proven gas reserves have fallen for a fourth straight year. While officials have said that the country needs to boost exploration and open ...
  • [2011-10-25] What is the Outlook for Colombia's Oil Sector? 

    Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor
    In the wake of Colombia's ratings upgrade to investment status earlier this year and strong second-quarter profits, Colombian state-run oil company Ecopetrol announced last month that it would sell $1.4 billion of stock ...