The LA-ENERGAIA project collect, translate (Metadata only or in some cases abstracts and complete texts), analyze, and disseminate information about energy policy, regulation, and dialogue in Latin America. This include government policies, international treaties, and other issues regarding energy policy with respect to natural resources, as well as alternative and renewable sources of energy. Our focus encompass regional and international energy policies and their economic and social impact on Latin America.

This collection houses items that are not part of our Internet Archive or already in other Latin American digital repositories. Metadata from this collection is collected in the Latin American Knowledge Harvester. Translation is generally from Spanish and Portuguese materials but particular attention is given to the single largest transnational indigenous group in the hemisphere – the Quechua speaking population of Bolivia,Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru and Argentina.

Recent Submissions

  • [2012-05-10] Sustainable Energy Policy Initiative Report for Latin America and the Carribean 

    Departamento de Desarrollo Sostenible, Organización de los Estados Americanos; Department of Sustainable Development, Organization of American States; Energy and Security Group
    This document provides information on existing sustainable energy policies and regulations and the potential for policy reform in five countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. These are Argentina, Dominican Republic, ...
  • [2012-05-10] Policy Reform for Sustainable Energy in Latin America and the Caribbean 

    Unknown author
    Reliable and affordable energy services are essential to the modern world. Secure access to these services and the stability of their prices are key concerns for policymakers worldwide. For countries that are predominantly ...
  • [2012-03-02] Executive Order No. 1274 - Regulation of Concessions, Permits and Licenses for the Provision of Electric Service 

    Interim Constitutional President of the Republic of Ecuador; Presidente Constitutional Interino de la República de Ecuador
    This decree establishes procedures for granting concessions, permits and licenses for public service delivery of electricity.
  • [2012-03-02] Executive Decree No. 368 - Regulation that substitutes the General Regulations of the Law of the Electricity Sector 

    President of the Republic of Ecuador; Presidente de la República de Ecuador
    This decree states that all activities and services related to the generation of electricity will be provided by companies duly authorized, in free competition, by license or permit to be regulated in those aspects and ...
  • [2012-03-02] Decree No. 89-98 - Amendment of Article 62 of the Electric Sub-Sector Law 

    National Congress of Honduras; Congreso Nacional de Honduras
    This document is an amendment to Article 62 of Decree No. 158-94 - Law on the Electric Sub-Sector, outlining the creation of the Social Fund for Electric Development.
  • [2012-03-02] Ordinance No. 118- 2000- Liquefied Natural Gas 

    General Director of the National Petroleum Agency; O Director Geral da Agencia Nacional do Petróleo
    This ordinance establishes the rules regarding the distribution of liquefied natural gas (LNG). Additionally, it establishes the technical and safety procedures for the construction, expansion and operation of LNG distribution ...
  • [2012-03-02] Decree No. 120-99 - Protocol to the Central America Electric Market Treaty 

    National Congress of Honduras; Congreso Nacional de Honduras
    This text is the protocol to the Frame Treaty on Central America Electric Market; it introduces certain modifications to be made in order to facilitate improved interpretation and application of the treaty, whose content ...
  • [2012-03-02] Executive Order No. 3448 - Regulation for International ElectricityTransactions 

    Presidente Constitutional de la República de Ecuador; Constitutional President of the Republic of Ecuador
    This decree establishes rules for the administration of technical and business transactions of the import and export of electricity produced in the Wholesale Electricity Market (MEM).
  • [2012-03-02] Law 7446 - Law to regulate the best use of solar light 

    The Legislature of the Republic of Costa Rica; La Asamblea Legislativa de la República de Costa Rica
    This law authorizes a time change in order to make better use of light and solar energy.
  • [2012-03-02] Supreme Decree No. 28984 - Regulation of the Regime of Incentives for Small and Marginal Field Production 

    Evo Morales Ayma, Presidente Constitucional de la Republica; Evo Morales Ayma, Constitutional President of the Republic
    The purpose of this decree is to regulate Article 64 of Law No. 3058- Hydrocarbons Law by establishing a regime of incentives for oil and natural gas in small and marginal fields.
  • [2012-03-02] Law 1151 of 2007- Alternative Energy, Colombia 

    El Congreso de Colombia
    This document outlines the national development plan. Part of this plan includes the development and use of alternative energy.
  • [2012-02-28] Constituent Mandate No. 15 - Electricity Tariff 

    Constituent Assembly, Ecuador; Asamblea Constituyente, Ecuador
    Under this mandate, the National Electricity Board (CONELEC) has a maximum of thirty days to approve new tariff schedules to set the flat rate to be applied to electric distribution companies for each type of electrical ...
  • [2012-02-28] Law No. 32868 - Water Use 

    Ministry of the Environment and Energy, Costa Rica; El Ministerio del Ambiente y Energía, Costa Rica
    This law outlines how water use is to be regulated and the fees for said useage. Article VI promotes and encourages clean energy production from the use of renewable energy sources, such as hydroelectric projects.
  • [2012-02-28] Executive Decree No. 2066 - Electricity Sector Regime 

    Constitutional President of the Republic, Ecuador; Presidente Constitucional de la República, Ecuador
    This decree aims to establish general rules and procedures for implementing the Law of the Electricity Sector with respect to the generation, transmission, distribution and marketing of electricity that is needed to meet ...
  • [2012-02-28] Decree No. 119 - Mining 

    Constitutional President of the Republic, Ecuador; Presidente Constitucional de la República, Ecuador
    This decree establishes the necessary guidelines for implementing the Mining Law of 2009, including administrative oversight, regulation, and the management of the mining registry.
  • [2012-02-28] Mining Law 

    The National Assembly, Ecuador; Asamblea Nacional, Ecuador
    This law grants the government the right to manage, regulate, control and manage the strategic mining sector, in accordance with the principles of sustainability, precaution, prevention and efficiency.
  • [2012-02-28] Law No. 7593 - Law of the Authority of Public Services 

    The Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Costa Rica; La Asamblea Legislativa de la República de Costa Rica
    This law defines electric power as a public service and states that the generation, transmission, distribution and commercialization of said power is to be regulated by the Regulatory Authority of Public Services (Autoridad ...
  • [2012-02-28] Law No. 7513 - Approval of Regional Agreement on Climate Change 

    The Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Costa Rica; La Asamblea Legislativa de la República de Costa Rica
    This law approves the Regional Convention on Climate Change, which states that the signatory countries will work to protect the climate in order to ensure that food production and economic development are not threatened.
  • [2012-02-28] Executive Decree No. 1761 - Environmental Regulations in Electric Sector 

    Constitutional President of the Republic, Ecuador; Presidente Constitucional de la República, Ecuador
    This decree establishes that the procedures and measures for the electricity sector pertaining to the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity, at all stages of construction and operation, are performed so ...
  • [2012-02-28] Law No. 8345 - Participation of Rural Electrification Cooperatives and Municipal Public Service Businesses in National Development 

    The Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Costa Rica; La Asamblea Legislativa de la República de Costa Rica
    This law establishes the legal framework governing the generation, distribution and sale of electricity using renewable and nonrenewable energy resources.

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