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  • [2012-04-27] Ambitious green-energy overhaul taking root in Nicaragua 

    Witte-Lebhar, Benjamin
    A spate of new power projects, surging foreign investment, and a welcome dose of positive press coverage are helping transform Nicaragua’s go‐getter energy goals from pipe dream to reality. In 2009, Nicaraguan authorities ...
  • [2010-11-23] Argentina Promises Nuclear Power Surge 

    Witte-Lebhar, Benjamin
    Left for decades on the proverbial back burner, Argentina’s once cutting-edge but now very much dusty nuclear power sector is experiencing a real renaissance. For the first time in more than a quarter century, the country ...
  • [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 ...
  • [2012-08-29] 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 ...
  • [2012-05-10] Efficient Energy Strategy for the Dominican Republic 

    National Energy Commision, Dominican Republic; United States Agency for International Development
    This study outlines a plan to increase the use and development of renewable energy in the Dominican Republic, addressing the challenges and possible solutions in creating a more efficient and sustainable system of energy ...
  • [2012-05-11] El Salvador's government sends general water law into legislative pipeline 

    Witte-Lebhar, Benjamin
    For the million or so residents of greater San Salvador whose faucets run dry on a regular basis, the message they received in late April from the Administración de Acueductos y Alcantarillados (ANDA) was a familiar one: ...
  • [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 ...
  • [2011-03-03] How Advanced Are Smart Grids in Latin America? 

    Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor
    U.S. President Barack Obama last year announced the largest single energy grid modernization investment in the country's history, valued at some $8 billion. Other nations have similarly prioritized large-scale investments ...
  • [2011-10-26] How Should the Dominican Republic Improve its Power Sector? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    Dominican President Leonel Fernández on Oct. 11 inaugurated the largest wind energy farms ever built in the Caribbean nation. The Los Cocos and Quilvio Cabrera farms, which cost some $100 million, will save the country ...
  • [2012-05-02] Is Chile's New National Energy Strategy a Promising Plan? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    Chilean President Sebastián Piñera released a National Energy Strategy last month designed to formulate a comprehensive energy policy through 2030. In recent years, Chile has struggled to meet rapidly rising demand, and ...
  • [2012-03-02] Overview of Renewable Energy Sources in Latin America 

    Huacuz, Jorge M.
    The present work deals with the situation of renewable energy in the Latin-American Region (LAR). Its main purpose is to give an overview of the conditions prevailing in the region, regarding those activities leading to ...
  • [2012-05-10] Perspectives for Distributed Generation with Renewable Energy in Latin America and the Carribean: Analysis of Case Studies for Jamaica, Barbados, Mexico, and Chile 

    Gischler, Christiaan; Janson, Nils
    This paper deals with how to promote distributed generation (DG) done with renewable energy (RE) in emerging markets of Latin American & the Carribean (LAC), with the purpose of increasing competitiveness & achieving ...
  • [2012-05-10] Policy Reform for Sustainable Energy in Latin America and the Caribbean 

    Unknown author
    Reliable and affordable energy services are essential to the modern world. Secure access to these services and the stability of their prices are key concerns for policymakers worldwide. For countries that are predominantly ...
  • [2012-05-10] Renewable Energy 2008 - Solar Energy 

    Unknown author
    This report provides a description of solar energy and its uses in Argentina. In addition, it provides information about projects and legislation relating to renewable energy in Argentina.
  • [2012-10-10] Review of Amaila Falls Hydroelectric Project Feasibility Study Report 

    Unknown author
    This study assesses the feasibility of a hydro project at Amaila Falls in Guyana, identifying aspects of the project that lack adequate research and financial support.
  • [2012-03-02] Should Solar Power Be a Priority in Latin America? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    Global investment in renewable energies is expected to hit $7 trillion by 2030, according to a new report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, with the deployment of solar power globally expected to undergo the second-fastest ...
  • [2010-12-02] "Still Undecided" but Chile Leans toward Nuclear Energy 

    Benjamin Witte-Lebhar
    A revealing visit to France last month by President Sebastián Piñera has reignited a long smoldering debate in Chile over the "nuclear option." Careful not to endorse the possibility outright, the Chilean leader nevertheless ...
  • [2011-03-11] What Are the Implications of Venezuela's Nuclear Ambitions? 

    Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor
    Last month, Russian President Dmitri Medvedev announced plans to build the first nuclear power plant in Venezuela, a two-unit facility with a capacity of 2,400 megawatts and a research reactor to produce isotopes for medical ...
  • [2012-08-24] What is behind Bolivia's latest energy sector nationalization? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    Bolivian President Evo Morales on May 1 seized the local unit of Spain's Red Eléctrica, the owner of approximately 85 percent of the South American country's power grid. Morales alleged that only $81 million had been ...
  • [2011-10-25] What is the Outlook for Paraguay's Electricity Sector? 

    Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor
    Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo has pledged to guarantee energy sovereignty for the country, claiming that its complicated energy sharing agreements with Brazil and Argentina are unfair. Paraguay is seeking to export ...