The LA-ENERGAIA project collect, translate (Metadata only or in some cases abstracts and complete texts), analyze, and disseminate information about energy policy, regulation, and dialogue in Latin America. This collection includes items that discuss energy policy and reports on significant initiatives, issues and events. This collection houses items that are not part of our Internet Archive or already in Latin American digital repositories. Metadata from this collection is collected in the Latin American Knowledge Harvester. Translation is generally from Spanish and Portuguese materials with particular attention given to the single largest transnational indigenous group in the hemisphere – the Quechua speaking population of Bolivia,Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru and Argentina.

Recent Submissions

  • [2013-03-06] Peru: FORMABIAP invites Kukama, Kichwa, and Shawi communities to apply for courses in teacher development 

    Lerma, Diego
    This article provides information about a development and training program hosted by Formación de Maestros Bilingües de la Amazonía (FORMABIAP) specifically for young men and women of the Kukama, Kichwa, and Shawi indigenous ...
  • [2012-10-23] Analysis of RDL 13 2012 and the energy situation 

    Unknown author
    This document analyzes the effects of the moratorium on renewable energy incentives passed in Spain in January 2012. It draws the following conclusions: 1) Adjustments to the electric grid should neither be placed on ...
  • [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 ...
  • [2012-10-23] The IDB approves more loans to promote renewable energy projects 

    Unknown author
    This article discusses the Inter-American Development Bank approval of US$70 billion of funding to be allocated to renewable energy projects in Latin America. The goal of these projects is to develop more responsible ...
  • [2012-10-23] Bolivia: CIDOB defines seven demands for march 

    Lerma, Diego
    This article outlines the seven demands made by the Bolivian Confederation of Indigenous Communities (CIDOB) for the ninth march to the capital of La Paz. The article also expresses Minister Álvaro García Linera's criticism ...
  • [2012-10-23] Bolivia: International solidarity with the Ninth Indigenous March in defense of TIPNIS 

    Lerma, Diego
    This article discusses the indigenous solidarity march that took place at the end of April 2012 in support of the Bolivian indigenous community's protests against the construction of the Villa Tunari-San Ignacio de Moxos ...
  • [2012-10-23] Peru: New books presented on energy, hydroelectric projects, and social conflicts 

    Lerma, Diego
    This article discusses the release of two new books that emphasize the importance of a national program dedicated to energy efficiency policy against climate change. The first book discusses energy policy in Peru while ...
  • [2012-10-23] Ecuador, 'impuesto verde' a las gasolinas 

    Unknown author
    This article discusses the 'green tax' that was applied to gasoline in spring 2012. The tax will finance improvements in the quality of gasoline produced in the country.
  • [2012-10-23] Eleven comments regarding the experts' report on the Conga project 

    Moran, Robert
    This document consists of 11 comments that US hydrologist/geo-chemist Robert Moran made regarding the experts' report and Environmental Impact Assessment. It identifies the major shortcomings of the experts' analysis, ...
  • [2012-10-10] Will Cuba's electricity sector hold the country back? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    A massive power outage hit two-thirds of Cuba's provinces earlier this month, a sign of the country's aging infrastructure. According to analysts, modernizing the system could cost several billion dollars. Meanwhile, two ...
  • [2012-10-10] Will opposition to mega projects worsen Chile's energy woes? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    Chile's Supreme Court last month unanimously rejected the $5 billion Castilla power project, ruling that the 2,100-megawatt plant could "harm the constitutional guarantee that one can live in an environment free of ...
  • [2012-10-10] Is Peru making inroads in oil & gas development? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    One of the Humala administration's priorities when coming into office was to accelerate oil and gas development. Peru has seen both successes, such as a large gas find in the Amazon earlier this month, and conflict, ...
  • [2012-10-10] South America Biodiesel Program 

    Unknown author
    Biodiesel, a diesel fuel substitute produced from renewable resources such as soybean oil, has demonstrated potential as a particulate matter and CO2 reduction strategy for transportation markets. Although not currently ...
  • [2012-10-10] Wind in Argentina: 25 windmills to be installed in the province of La Pampa 

    Unknown author
    This article briefly discusses both the energy and economic potential of 25 new windmills that are slated to be installed in the Pampa province in Argentina. These windmills will produce 50 MW of energy to be supplied to ...
  • [2012-10-10] Bolivia to prioritize renewable energy 

    Unknown author
    This article summarizes the Bolivian government's plan to invest $40M dollars into renewable energy production. The goal is to ensure that 75% of the total power consumed is generated by renewable energy projects by 2015.
  • [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 ...
  • [2012-10-10] Will Brazil's Belo Monte dam get the green light? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    A Brazilian federal appeals court last month ordered a halt to construction on the controversial Belo Monte dam until indigenous groups are properly consulted, The Guardian reported. However, on Aug. 27, the Supreme Court ...
  • [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.
  • [2012-09-07] In 2050, a 100% renewable energy matrix would cost 91% less than perpetuating the current one 

    Vila, Aida
    This article outlines proposals that would assist Spain in creating a plan that would eliminate energy-derived carbon emissions by 2050 and rely on an energy grid of 100% renewable energy.
  • [2012-09-07] Chevron faces asset seizure in Brazil over $18 billion Ecuador judgment 

    Hinton, Karen
    This article provides information about the second legal enforcement action filed by Ecuadorian indigenous communities to force Chevron to pay for the clean-up of an oil disaster that resulted in several health problems ...

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