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  • [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 ...
  • [2011-09-01] 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, ...
  • [2012-08-27] How are global biofuels trends changing? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    At the end of 2011, the United States overtook Brazil as the world's top ethanol exporter— though U.S. imports from Brazil have been growing as a result of domestic regulation in the United States. Countries like Thailand ...
  • [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 ...
  • [2008-12-09] How Doctors are Inserted into the Medical Process: The Case of the Basic Clinics of Belo Horizonte 

    Gariglio, M; Radicchi, A
    Objectives: To describe and analyze the insertion of doctors in public health services.
  • [2012-03-05] How Does the Current Surge in Oil prices Compare to 2008? 

    Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor
    With ongoing tensions in the Middle East, oil prices have soared to heights not seen since before the economic crisis. What is the impact of the surge in oil prices on Latin American countries? Which countries and industries ...
  • [2012-06-14] How Does the Persons per Household Variable Affect Population Estimation and How to Measure It 

    Ruan, Xiaomin
    A presentation on statistical methods for estimating persons per household (PPH) in New Mexico. The author presents a brief overview of PPH concepts, the effects of the PPH variable in population estimation, components ...
  • [2012-08-28] How insecure is the Colombian oil sector? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    Colombian Energy Minister Mauricio Cárdenas said earlier this month that the FARC has stepped up attacks on oil and mining infrastructure in order to extort companies after changes to royalty distributions cut into the ...
  • [2011-09-01] How Is China Changing Latin America's Energy Sector? 

    Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor
    China recently announced several loans worth billions of dollars to Ecuador and Venezuela—to be paid back largely in the form of oil—for public works, energy and infrastructure projects. These investments and others have ...
  • [2011-10-26] How Should Mexico's State-Run Pemex Be Reformed? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    In an interview with Fortune, the CEO of Mexico's Pemex, Juan José Suárez Coppel, described the state oil company's problems as having "too many cooks in the kitchen," adding that efficiency gets lost. Coppel suggested ...
  • [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 ...
  • [2011-03-03] How Viable Are Biofuels in the Aviation Industry? 

    Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor
    TAM Airlines, Brazil's largest carrier, announced Nov. 23 that it successfully conducted an experimental 45-minute flight off the coast of Rio de Janeiro using a 50 percent blend of locally sourced Brazilian jatropha-based ...
  • [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 ...
  • [2011-03-11] How Widespread Is Oil and Electricity Theft in Latin America? 

    Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor
    Last month, a ruptured pipeline in northern Colombia spilled 20,000 gallons of fuel into the Caribbean Sea and created a localized environmental emergency. Authorities allege that the spill was caused by a failed criminal ...
  • [2011-10-26] How Will Brazil's Pre-Salt Regulatory Debate Turn Out? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    The Brazilian government last month released a long-anticipated plan for sharing oil royalties among states. However, congressional leaders have continued to struggle to broker a compromise with producer and nonproducer ...
  • [2012-03-05] How Will Changes to U.S. Ethanol Subsidies Affect Brazil? 

    Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor
    Last month, U.S. senators introduced competing legislation regarding the ethanol producer subsidy and import tariff, which are set to expire this year. A bill proposed by Democrat Dianne Feinstein (Calif.) and Republican ...
  • [2011-03-03] How Will China's Energy Sector Prominence Affect the Region? 

    Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor
    In 2010, Chinese oil companies spent more than $15 billion on upstream deals in Latin America, including Sinopec's December acquisition of Occidental Petroleum's Argentine operations for $2.45 billion, and analysts expect ...