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  • [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 ...
  • [2012-02-28] 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 ...
  • [2011-03-16] Declaration of Margarita - Building the Energy Integration of the South 

    Governments of South America; Gobiernos de Sudamérica
    This document was prepared by the Governments of South America during the First South American Energy Summit to discuss the issues of the production of ethanol fuel and the creation of a South American Energy Council, made ...
  • [2011-06-17] Development Plan for the Energy Sector 2007 - 2017 

    Agency of Mines and Energy; Bureau des Mines et de L'energie
    The national program for the development of the energy sector of Haiti seeks to enable policy makers and various stakeholders providing them with a management tool for the industry. The program covers the period 2007-2032. ...
  • [2011-06-17] Draft for the Energy Policy of the Republic of Haiti 

    Agency of Mines and Energy; Bureau des Mines et de L'energie
    Due to the fact that Haiti faces several years in a major energy crisis, largely due to the lack of a national energy policy expressing a coherent vision and objectives and clear guidance, this document was made to fill ...
  • [2012-02-28] Energy Conflicts: a Growing Concern in Latin America 

    Vásquez, Patricia I.
    This article discusses how the implementation of energy projects has spurred conflict throughout Latin America over the past decade. The article states that there are two underlying factors that trigger such conflicts: ...
  • [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 ...
  • [2011-06-17] Energy Policy of Guyana 

    National Energy Policy Committee
    This Energy Policy Paper highlights the energy situation during the period 1988 1992, and the projections for the period 1994 2004. It also focuses on the strategies to be implemented to achieve the stated objectives, ...
  • [2011-06-17] Energy Security and Efficiency Enhancement Project - ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK 

    Ministry of Energy and Mining
    This project is designed to provide a comprehensive support to the implementation of the Government of Jamaica s energy policy and strategy covering the 2010-2030 period. The goals are to build capacity, to provide ...
  • [2011-06-17] Framework for Development of Renewable Energy Policy for Trinidad and Tobago 

    Ministry of Energy and Energy Affairs, Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
    This report provides background information on the country's energy sector, presents the drivers and barriers to domestic renewable energy development, and proposes a strategy to establish a framework for renewable energy policy.
  • [2011-09-30] The Government Moves Toward Energy Efficiency 

    Energy Affairs Administration, Puerto Rico; Administración de Asuntos de Energéticos, Puerto Rico
    This bulletin article discusses how the Puerto Rican government is focusing on the reduction of energy consumption and on ways to reduce energy costs for commercial and residential consumers. It explains the energy reforms ...
  • [2011-06-17] Government of Guyana Strategy for Underserved Areas Electrification Programme 

    Hinds, Samuel A.; Prime Minister
    In May 2001 the Government approved a strategy for the electrification of unserved areas along the coast of Guyana. This policy guided the development of the Unserved Areas Electrification Programme. It states that the ...
  • [2011-03-11] Government Pushes Renewable Energy 

    Batista Santaella, María R.
    This press release outlines the efforts being taken by the government in Puerto Rico to build up the renewable energy sector in order to make the country's economy more competitive in the global market.
  • [2011-03-16] Guyana Power Sector Policy and Implementation Strategy 

    Klass, Verlyn
    This document outlines the Guyana Power Sector Policy that has been developed following a study of eight (8) areas of the Guyana power sector with a view to formulating policies to ensure the viability of the sector. In ...
  • [2011-06-17] Haiti Wind Atlas Prepared by WINERGY 

    Agency of Mines and Energy; Bureau des Mines et de L'energie
    Presents meteorological data on wind to highlight the wind power potential of the Country.
  • [2011-09-01] How Advanced Is Mexico's Renewables Sector? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    The Mexican government expects that foreign investment in the country's renewable energy sector will nearly triple this year, reaching $8 billion and potentially helping states like California meet clean energy requirements, ...
  • [2011-09-01] How Well is Uruguay's Nascent Oil Sector Advancing? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    Uruguay's state-run oil and gas company, ANCAP, announced last month that it discovered the first traces of underground oil in what may be a "promising shale deposit," according to director Juan Gómez. ANCAP is also preparing ...
  • [2012-03-05] How Well is Uruguay's Nascent Oil Sector Advancing? 

    Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor
    Uruguay's state-run oil and gas company, ANCAP, announced last month that it discovered the first traces of underground oil in what may be a ""promising shale deposit,"" according to director Juan Gómez. ANCAP is also ...