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  • [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 ...
  • [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 ...
  • [2012-05-02] 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 ...
  • [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 ...
  • [2012-10-10] Photovoltaic solar energy plant to generate 450 MW in Mexico 

    Santamarta, José
    This article discusses the plans to establish a photovoltaic solar plant in Baja California, Mexico. It gives a brief history of the renewable energy market in Mexico, and describes the international public/private efforts ...
  • [2012-08-28] What Are the Implications of Mexico's Climate Change Law? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    Mexico's Congress in April passed a landmark climate change law after three years of debate and revisions, Reuters reported. The bill's mandates require that 35 percent of Mexico's energy come from renewable sources by ...
  • [2011-03-15] What Is the Role of Natural Gas in the Caribbean Energy Sector? 

    Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor
    Last year, Jamaica's Office of Utilities Regulations issued a report that found the island nation would have to spend over $2.4 billion more to continue building diesel- and oil-fired plants than if the country switched ...
  • [2012-08-24] Where is the future of hydro projects in Latin America headed? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    Colbún, the Chilean power company holding a 49 percent stake in the controversial HidroAysén project, announced last month that it is "indefinitely suspending" the environmental impact assessment for the project's ...
  • [2012-05-02] Which Factors Are Shaping LNG Markets in the Americas? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    Only 19 percent of Trinidad and Tobago's liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports went to the United States in 2011, down from 89 percent of LNG exports in 2005, the country’s government said in January. What factors are most ...
  • [2011-10-28] Will Chile's Power Sector Stymie Development? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    Chile was hit by three major blackouts from Sept. 24-26, halting operations at copper mines and darkening several parts of the country, including Santiago. The outages led to calls for the country to invest more in its ...
  • [2012-10-23] The world invests in renewable energy 

    Pallotta, Evelyn
    This article discusses the growth in investment in renewable energy in Latin America. It identifies Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, & Chile as the major investors in renewable energy. The article concludes by calling for a ...