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  • [2012-03-02] Are Bolivia's Plans for its Oil Sector Overly Ambitious? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    Bolivia's state-run energy company, YPFB, has said that it expects investment in the country's oil and gas sector to reach $2 billion in 2012, nearly doubling this year's record of $1.2 billion. While 64 percent will ...
  • [2011-02-24] Chile's Tiny Gas Industry a Big Problem for President Sebastián Piñera 

    Benjamin Witte-Lebhar
    Although it represents just a small slice of the country’s overall energy pie, Chile’s minor Patagonia-based natural-gas industry is causing major political problems for first-year President Sebastián Piñera. An anomaly ...
  • [2010-09-13] ELECTIFYING THE ELECTORATE TO SAVE THE GOVERNMENT: TOP PRIORITY FOR DOMINICAN REPUBLIC'S PRESIDENT LEONEL FERNANDEZ 

    NotiCen
    The Dominican Republic has been suffering an electricity shortage that now threatens, implied second-term President Leonel Fernandez (see NotiCen, 2004-05-20), to bring his government down. Blackouts have become a way of ...
  • [2012-09-07] How bright is solar energy's future in Brazil? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    A ban on state subsidies for non-domestic solar panel parts is thwarting solar-energy projects in Brazil, Bloomberg News reported Aug. 8. While developers in Chile have announced plans for more than 1,000 megawatts of ...
  • [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 ...
  • [2012-03-02] 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 ...