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  • [2012-03-05] Are Conflicts Hampering Peru's Energy and Mining Sectors? 

    Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor
    There are currently 200 conflicts over natural resources in Peru, particularly in rural areas where residents complain extractive projects are destroying their lands and that they are unlikely to see many of the economic ...
  • [2012-02-28] Central America's Energy Challenges 

    Eguizábal, Cristina
    This article discusses Central America's current energy matrix and outlines the next steps that the region may consider, such as more hydropower projects, wind parks, and small-scale renewable energy projects in rural ...
  • [2012-03-05] Does Chile Face an Imminent Energy Crisis? 

    Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor
    In response to a drought that has crimped hydroelectric output and in the face of soaring fuel prices that are hitting consumers, the Chilean government has pushed for new fuel subsidy legislation and enacted several ...
  • [2011-06-17] Draft for the Energy Policy of the Republic of Haiti 

    Agency of Mines and Energy; Bureau des Mines et de L'energie
    Due to the fact that Haiti faces several years in a major energy crisis, largely due to the lack of a national energy policy expressing a coherent vision and objectives and clear guidance, this document was made to fill ...
  • [2011-06-06] Energy Policy 

    National Energy Council; Consejo Nacional de Energía
    The goals of this policy are the expansion of the electric capacity and coverage, through efficiency, optimization and savings factors; to reduce the dependency on energy produced from oil and its by-products, encouraging ...
  • [2011-06-17] Framework for Development of Renewable Energy Policy for Trinidad and Tobago 

    Ministry of Energy and Energy Affairs, Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
    This report provides background information on the country's energy sector, presents the drivers and barriers to domestic renewable energy development, and proposes a strategy to establish a framework for renewable energy policy.
  • [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 ...
  • [2012-03-05] Is Venezuela Facing Another Electricity Crisis? 

    Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor
    On April 7, a fire damaged a power line in Venezuela and caused the country's worst blackout since 2009. Top government officials were adamant that Venezuela is now better equipped than in 2009-10 when electricity shortages ...
  • [2012-02-28] Leading Energy Policy Issues in Latin America 

    Arriagada, Genaro
    This article provides an analysis of the energy sources in Latin America, including oil, natural gas, hydroelectric power, coal, traditional biomass, non-conventional renewable energy sources, and non-conventional hydrocarbons. ...
  • [2011-04-07] Models and Methods for the Provision of Rural Electrical Services 

    National Environment Fund; Fondo Nacional del Ambiente
    This document examines the different models for rural electrification which have been used or are being developed with the purpose of understanding how these experiences can benefit the future design of rural electric ...
  • [2011-04-07] National Energy Balance 2009 

    Energy and Mines Ministry; Ministerio de Energía y Minas
    This document is a tool for the definition of Energy Policy in the Country. It allows the detailed knowledge of the national energy sector, of important changes and to determine the environmental impact.
  • [2011-06-17] National Energy Policy Consultations: Renewable Energy Policy 

    Ministry of Energy and Energy Affairs, Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
    This report examines the need for renewable energy policies in the country and states that the primary objective of such policy measures will be to identify and examine strategies and make recommendations for introducing ...
  • [2011-04-07] National Plan of Rural Electrification (PNER) 2011-2020 

    Ministry of Energy and Mines; Ministerio de Energía y Minas
    This Plan seeks to supply electricity to towns in rural areas of Peru as means to contribute to their socio-economic development, mitigate poverty, improve their quality of life and deter the migration from the country to ...
  • [2011-04-07] Promotion of the public participation in Renewable Energy projects and Strengthening of the capacity of FONAM 

    National Environment Fund; Fondo Nacional del Ambiente
    Document shows the present state of renewable energies in Peru, the technologies that have been developed, legal aspects, barriers they face and the possible areas in which they can be developed as a business.
  • [2011-04-19] Renewable Energy in Guatemala 

    Ministry of Energy and Mines; Ministerio de Energía y Minas
    Report presents the different kinds of renewable energy resources available in Guatemala which have not yet been used to their full potential.
  • [2011-06-06] Short Term Plan for the National Plan of Rural Electrification 2011-2020 

    Ministry of Energy and Mines; Ministerio de Energía y Minas
    This Plan is based on the National Plan of Rural Electrification 2011-2020 and contains the relation of projects located in the rural zones, isolated locations and on the border of the Country that are to be developed.
  • [2012-02-28] What Climate Change Means for Latin America 

    Isbell, Paul
    This article discusses how even though Latin America contributes to only 10% of the world's annual greenhouse gas emissions, the region is vulnerable to the environmental and geopolitical consequences of climate change. ...
  • [2011-09-01] What Is the Fate of Chile's HidroAysén Project? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    A court ruling in Chile on June 20 suspended the controversial HidroAysén project, a proposed plan to dam two rivers and build five hydroelectric plants in Patagonia, The New York Times reported. While environmental groups ...
  • [2012-03-05] What is the Future of Renewables in Central America? 

    Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor
    In January, a consortium of Gamesa and Iberdrola began construction on Central America's largest wind farm, the 102 megawatt Cerro de Hula project in Honduras. Also, the Honduran government said it would invest $2.1 billion ...