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  • [2012-05-10] Agreement for the supply of electricity to Peru and surplus exportation to Brazil: Seeking energy regulation in Peru 

    Cueto La Rosa, Vanessa; Dávila O., Jimpson; Patrón, Patricia
    This study gives a background and analysis of the energy agreement between Peru and Brazil: a history of the agreement and present challenges to current regulation following its approval. It also analyzes agreement ...
  • [2012-10-23] Analysis of RDL 13 2012 and the energy situation 

    Unknown author
    This document analyzes the effects of the moratorium on renewable energy incentives passed in Spain in January 2012. It draws the following conclusions: 1) Adjustments to the electric grid should neither be placed on ...
  • [2009-12-26] Análisis y alternativas de política energética nacional 

    Sheinbaum Pardo, Claudia
    In most of the countries and as an orientation of several energy international agencies, an integral energy policy must consider, at least, the following subjects: energy security, that includes a rational share of energy ...
  • [2012-03-02] Are Bolivia's Plans for its Oil Sector Overly Ambitious? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    Bolivia's state-run energy company, YPFB, has said that it expects investment in the country's oil and gas sector to reach $2 billion in 2012, nearly doubling this year's record of $1.2 billion. While 64 percent will ...
  • [2012-03-05] Are Conflicts Hampering Peru's Energy and Mining Sectors? 

    Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor
    There are currently 200 conflicts over natural resources in Peru, particularly in rural areas where residents complain extractive projects are destroying their lands and that they are unlikely to see many of the economic ...
  • [2012-03-05] Are Expectations for Colombia's Oil Sector Too Optimistic? 

    Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor
    In February, Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim said he was actively looking to boost investment in Colombia due to its burgeoning oil industry. Meanwhile, the United States Export-Import Bank approved nearly $1 billion in financing ...
  • [2012-02-28] Argentina's Energy Pricing Challenges 

    Fenández-Lamela, Pablo
    This article examines the challenges that Argentina is facing as the prices of gas, oil, and electricity are capped at below market level. While previously an energy exporter, the country has become an energy importer ...
  • [2012-10-10] Bolivia to prioritize renewable energy 

    Unknown author
    This article summarizes the Bolivian government's plan to invest $40M dollars into renewable energy production. The goal is to ensure that 75% of the total power consumed is generated by renewable energy projects by 2015.
  • [2012-05-10] Bolivia's lithium possibly to be purchased and used in battery production and industry in Spain 

    Unknown author
    This article discusses the Mitsubishi-GS Yuasa group's plans to implement a lithium battery plant in Spain utilizing lithium resources from Bolivia.
  • [2012-10-23] Bolivia: CIDOB defines seven demands for march 

    Lerma, Diego
    This article outlines the seven demands made by the Bolivian Confederation of Indigenous Communities (CIDOB) for the ninth march to the capital of La Paz. The article also expresses Minister Álvaro García Linera's criticism ...
  • [2012-10-23] Bolivia: International solidarity with the Ninth Indigenous March in defense of TIPNIS 

    Lerma, Diego
    This article discusses the indigenous solidarity march that took place at the end of April 2012 in support of the Bolivian indigenous community's protests against the construction of the Villa Tunari-San Ignacio de Moxos ...
  • [2010-04-16] Border governors conference emphasizes environmental sustainability 

    SourceMex writers
    For many years, environmental sustainability for the US-Mexico border region was just another issue on the agenda at the Border Governors Conference. But the issue gained a much higher prominence in 2008, thanks in part ...
  • [2012-03-02] Brazil on Track to Manage its Oil Bonanza Effectively? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    As Brazil ramps up exploration and production in the pre-salt oilfields, the country has expectations of joining the ranks of the world's top four or five oil producers. A relatively minor spill at Chevron's Frade field, ...
  • [2012-05-15] Can Argentina block energy development in the Falklands? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    Last month, the Argentine government said it had begun legal proceedings against five British oil companies it has accused of carrying out "illegal operations" in waters near the disputed Falkland Islands. It also asked ...
  • [2012-03-05] Can Bolivia Become a Regional Energy Hub? 

    Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor
    News broke last week that France's Total has made a ""major"" gas discovery in Bolivia. The find, however, is tempered by YPFB's April 8 announcement of the results of a reserves study by U.S. company Ryder Scott. The study ...
  • [2012-08-27] Can Central America overcome its energy woes? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    Earlier this month, an ECLAC executive said that Central America would be more competitive once the regional energy integration system SIEPAC comes online and reduces energy costs. Meanwhile, four Central American nations ...
  • [2012-05-02] Can Latin America Become a Major Player in Rare Earths? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    Brazilian mining giant Vale last fall discovered what it described as a rich deposit of rare minerals (also called rare earths) at its Salobo copper mine in Carajas, Brazil. Prices of certain heavy rare earth metals ...
  • [2011-09-01] Can Latin America Capitalize on Oil Wealth in the Long Term? 

    Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor
    Venezuela holds some 85 percent of Latin America's crude oil reserves, and the region overall has the world's second-largest oil reserves after the Middle East, according to figures presented by the Latin American Energy ...
  • [2012-01-13] Can Shale Gas Really Transform the Region's Energy Sector? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    Argentina has the world's third largest technically recoverable shale-gas resources, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, with several large shale gas discoveries recently announced in the country's ...
  • [2012-02-28] Central America's Energy Challenges 

    Eguizábal, Cristina
    This article discusses Central America's current energy matrix and outlines the next steps that the region may consider, such as more hydropower projects, wind parks, and small-scale renewable energy projects in rural ...