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  • [2012-10-23] The IDB approves more loans to promote renewable energy projects 

    Unknown author
    This article discusses the Inter-American Development Bank approval of US$70 billion of funding to be allocated to renewable energy projects in Latin America. The goal of these projects is to develop more responsible ...
  • [2011-06-17] IDB, IICA, OAS, and Government of Guyana to Promote Renewable Energy Projects in the Caribbean 

    Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture
    Under this memorandum of understanding, the parties (Inter-American Development Bank, Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture, Organization of American States, Government of Guyana) agree to: explore ways ...
  • [2012-09-07] In 2050, a 100% renewable energy matrix would cost 91% less than perpetuating the current one 

    Vila, Aida
    This article outlines proposals that would assist Spain in creating a plan that would eliminate energy-derived carbon emissions by 2050 and rely on an energy grid of 100% renewable energy.
  • [2012-05-10] The indigenous challenge 

    Perafan, Carlos; Moyer, Dianna
    In business circles, indigenous peoples in Latin America are perceived as an obstacle to oil and gas development. However, there is more than that to the story. Recent years have seen a strong reaction from indigenous peoples’ ...
  • [2011-01-13] Integrated Energy Services for Small Rural Localities in Mexico- Renewable Energy 

    Dominguez Carrasco, Juan Gerardo
    This document outlines the results of workshops on renewable energy held in various localities within Guerrero, Mexico.
  • [2012-05-02] Is Chile's New National Energy Strategy a Promising Plan? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    Chilean President Sebastián Piñera released a National Energy Strategy last month designed to formulate a comprehensive energy policy through 2030. In recent years, Chile has struggled to meet rapidly rising demand, and ...
  • [2012-02-28] Is Ecuador's Refinery of the Pacific on Track? 

    Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor
    In 2008, PDVSA and PetroEcuador agreed to build the ""Eloy Alfaro Delgado"" Refinery of the Pacific, which reportedly will be the only high-conversion plant on Latin America's Pacific coast. The facility will require an ...
  • [2012-05-02] Is Funding for Renewable Energy in Latin America Adequate? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) announced March 16 that they will provide as much as $600 million in financing for renewable energy and energy-efficiency ...
  • [2011-09-01] Is Government Interference Hampering Petrobras? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    Some investors, concerned about government meddling and profitability at Brazilian oil giant Petrobras, have shifted interest away from the state-run company to startup companies that include OGX Petroleo and HRT Participações, ...
  • [2012-08-24] Is Latin America's Energy Sector Looking Up or Down? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    Given the potential of significant oil reserves in Brazil and Venezuela, large shale gas discoveries, plummeting wind energy prices and other developments, some analysts are highly optimistic about the general energy ...
  • [2012-05-02] Is Mexico Prepared for Deepwater Drilling in the Gulf? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    Pemex is not prepared for risks such as a spill or other serious accident that could happen as it plans to drill two wells in ultradeep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, said Juan Carlos Zepeda, the head of Mexico's National ...
  • [2012-10-10] Is Peru making inroads in oil & gas development? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    One of the Humala administration's priorities when coming into office was to accelerate oil and gas development. Peru has seen both successes, such as a large gas find in the Amazon earlier this month, and conflict, ...
  • [2012-09-07] Is the Argentine gov't helping or hindering energy growth? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    The Argentine government on July 27 announced a new energy investment plan that will increase government oversight of the sector, Reuters reported. Deputy Economy Minister Axel Kicillof will oversee a commission that ...
  • [2012-05-02] Is the Global Energy Map Shifting to the Western Hemisphere? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    For the first time since 1949, the United States exported more gasoline, heating oil and diesel fuel last year than it imported, the Energy Department reported Feb 29, and imports of crude oil fell to a level not seen ...
  • [2011-09-01] Is the Region Capable of Meeting Increased Electricity Demand? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    Brazil's São Paulo state has suffered several major power failures this year, while the Venezuelan government has enacted rationing measures and begun importing electricity from Colombia. Meanwhile, Argentina's electricity ...
  • [2011-10-26] Is the U.S. Likely to Engage with Cuba on Offshore Drilling? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    A delegation from the United States organized by the Environmental Defense Fund and the International Association of Drilling Contractors traveled to Cuba earlier this month to evaluate the Caribbean nation's long-term ...
  • [2012-08-28] Is there a limit to China's role in Latin American energy? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    China's Sky Solar signed a deal to build a $900 million solar energy park in Chile in June while Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao was on a four-country visit to the region. During the trip, Wen also signed energy and other ...
  • [2012-03-05] Is Venezuela Facing Another Electricity Crisis? 

    Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor
    On April 7, a fire damaged a power line in Venezuela and caused the country's worst blackout since 2009. Top government officials were adamant that Venezuela is now better equipped than in 2009-10 when electricity shortages ...
  • [2012-02-28] Latin America's Nuclear Future 

    Iglesias, Jorge Zanelli
    This article discusses the future of nuclear energy in Latin America in the context of increasing nuclear power production throughout the world. It begins by outlining the history of nuclear power in the region, and then ...
  • [2012-09-07] Law to promote renewable energy in Argentina 

    Unknown author
    This article briefly describes a policy introduced in May 2012 proposing the creation of a national institute focusing on renewable energy development in Argentina.