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  • [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 ...
  • [2012-02-28] 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 ...
  • [2012-08-29] Central America/Caribbean Can Reduce their Oil Dependency, Says WB Report 

    World Bank
    This is a press release that summarizes a July 2012 World Bank report on mitigating market vulnerability to oil prices in Central American and the Caribbean. It briefly discusses how renewable energy sources, energy ...
  • [2011-06-06] Energy Policy 

    National Energy Council; Consejo Nacional de Energía
    The goals of this policy are the expansion of the electric capacity and coverage, through efficiency, optimization and savings factors; to reduce the dependency on energy produced from oil and its by-products, encouraging ...
  • [2012-09-07] Five wind projects under construction and final design 

    Díaz, Diana
    This article gives information on five different wind energy projects currently under construction in Panamá. It lays out a cost comparison between the future wind energy projects and current alternative and conventional ...
  • [2012-03-05] How Does the Current Surge in Oil prices Compare to 2008? 

    Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor
    With ongoing tensions in the Middle East, oil prices have soared to heights not seen since before the economic crisis. What is the impact of the surge in oil prices on Latin American countries? Which countries and industries ...
  • [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 ...
  • [2012-02-28] Leading Energy Policy Issues in Latin America 

    Arriagada, Genaro
    This article provides an analysis of the energy sources in Latin America, including oil, natural gas, hydroelectric power, coal, traditional biomass, non-conventional renewable energy sources, and non-conventional hydrocarbons. ...
  • [2012-02-28] PetroCaribe: Welcome Relief for an Energy-Poor Region 

    Cote, Chris
    This article outlines the role of PetroCaribe of Venezuela. It details the relationship that Venezuela has with Central American and Caribbean countries as a provider of oil. Additionally, it examines the financing ...
  • [2010-12-02] Promoción de Energía Renovable en Centro América: Oportunidades para el Planteamiento de Políticas (2003) 

    María Blanco, José; Umaña, Leonel
    This manual gives an overview of each country, covering topics such as energy transmission, distribution, legal frameworks, licensing and concessions, electricity markets, tariffs, rural electrification, and barriers to ...
  • [2010-11-23] Remarks on Signing the CONCAUSA Agreement in Miami 

    Administration of William J. Clinton
    This document contains a speech given by former U.S. President Clinton upon the signing of CONCAUSA in 1994. This joint agreement created an opportunity for the United States to share in Central American efforts to achieve ...
  • [2011-04-19] Renewable Energy in Guatemala 

    Ministry of Energy and Mines; Ministerio de Energía y Minas
    Report presents the different kinds of renewable energy resources available in Guatemala which have not yet been used to their full potential.
  • [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 ...
  • [2012-03-05] 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 ...
  • [2012-02-28] What Trends are Shaping the Future of Biofuels? 

    Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor
    Biodiesel production in Argentina this year is expected to climb 60 percent as compared to 2010. Meanwhile, in Brazil, industry leaders have called the biofuels sector ""ripe for consolidation"" as it needs to increase ...
  • [2012-01-13] What's Holding Back Clean Energy Lending in Central America? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    The Washington-based Inter- American Development Bank earlier this year announced the approval of a $30 million medium- term financing facility for a Honduran bank to support loans to environmentally sustainable projects. ...
  • [2012-01-13] Will PetroCaribe Expand Beyond Preferential Oil Purchases? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    At a PetroCaribe ministerial meeting in Nicaragua in October, officials from the countries involved in the Venezuela-sponsored initiative concluded agreements on more than $16 billion in new investment, EFE reported. The ...
  • [2011-04-19] Wind Power in Guatemala 

    Ministry of Energy and Mines; Ministerio de Energía y Minas
    This report outlines different aspects of the use of wind power, such as its advantages, the potential for the development of power plants and the wind potential in Guatemala; it also mentions a project which has as main ...