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  • [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 ...
  • [2011-02-10] Chairman of the Puerto Rico Environmental Quality Board Affirms New Energy Policy is a Transcendental one for Present and Future Generations 

    Matos Silva, Astrid
    This press release announces the approval of two laws related to renewable energy: (1) Law of Energy Diversification through Renewable and Sustainable Energy, and (2) Puerto Rico Law of Green Energy Incentives. In addition, ...
  • [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. ...
  • [2012-03-05] Does Chile Face an Imminent Energy Crisis? 

    Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor
    In response to a drought that has crimped hydroelectric output and in the face of soaring fuel prices that are hitting consumers, the Chilean government has pushed for new fuel subsidy legislation and enacted several ...
  • [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 Consumption: Challenges and Opportunities of Urbanization 

    Smith, Heidi Jane
    This article highlights four cities in Latin America (Curitiba, Sáo Paulo, Bogotá, and Monterrey) that have developed mechanisms to reduce their energy consumption.
  • [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 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 ...
  • [2011-03-11] 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.
  • [2011-03-16] Hinterland Electrification Strategy 

    Office of the Prime Minister, Guyana
    The Government of Guyana, as part of its socio-economic development and poverty alleviation objective, has embarked on a program to extend electricity to unserved areas where extension of existing distribution networks is ...
  • [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, ...
  • [2012-03-05] How Will Rising Fuel Costs Affect the Caribbean? 

    Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor
    The administration of Jamaican prime minister Bruce Golding on April 11 caved in to pressure ""at the eleventh hour"" and rolled back the rate of the ad valorem tax on fuel, the Jamaica Gleaner reported, in an apparent bid ...
  • [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 ...
  • [2012-03-05] 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 ...
  • [2011-04-07] Models and Methods for the Provision of Rural Electrical Services 

    National Environment Fund; Fondo Nacional del Ambiente
    This document examines the different models for rural electrification which have been used or are being developed with the purpose of understanding how these experiences can benefit the future design of rural electric ...