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  • [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.
  • [2012-04-27] energy [r]evolution: A Sustainable Latin American Energy Outlook 

    Teske, Sven; Zervos, Arthouros; Schäfer, Oliver
    This publication provides stimulating analysis on future scenarios of energy use, which focus on a range of technologies that are expected to emerge in the coming years and decades.There is now universal recognition of ...
  • [2012-09-07] Energy, theory, and reality (Part One) 

    Caffera, Marcelo; Arboleya, Lucila
    Part one of two, this article takes a look at energy costs in Uruguay in recent years. It makes the case that spending should be shifted from fossil fuels/contaminating energy sources to renewable ones, which the authors ...
  • [2012-09-07] Energy, theory, and reality (Part Two) 

    Caffera, Marcelo; Arboleya, Lucila
    Part two of two, this article compares the costs of fossil fuels/contaminating energy sources to those of renewable energy, arguing that Uruguay must shift energy production and consumption towards renewable sources.
  • [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 ...
  • [2012-08-27] Getting energy out of wind 

    Rojas Aguilera, Alexis
    This article briefly discusses the positive impact of the wind industry on both social and economic development in Cuba.
  • [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 ...
  • [2012-08-28] Is there a limit to China's role in Latin American energy? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    China's Sky Solar signed a deal to build a $900 million solar energy park in Chile in June while Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao was on a four-country visit to the region. During the trip, Wen also signed energy and other ...
  • [2012-09-07] Mexico gets wind energy boost 

    Keith, Gabe
    This article provides a brief summary of a new and large wind project slated to be built in Oaxaca, Mexico.
  • [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] Overview of Wind Energy 2009 

    Rodríguez Olivé, Leopoldo A.
    This presentation was given at the 9th Border Energy Forum in Houston, TX. It gives an overview of wind energy and its potential uses in Mexico and addresses the regulatory framework created to develop wind energy projects, ...
  • [2012-05-09] Renewable Energy Best Practices in Promotion and Use for Latin America and the Caribbean 

    Luecke, Andrea
    According to the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21), the number of countries with policies directed at promoting renewable energy has doubled over the past five years (REN21, 2011. The United ...
  • [2012-05-09] Strengthening the capacity in Renewable Energy for Central America: Report of the First National Forum on Small-Scale Renewable Energy in Belize 

    BUN-CA; United Nations Development Programme
    The Following is a summarized report of the first national forum on small scale renewable energy in Belize held on the sixth of July, 2001 at Belize City, Belize. This First National Forum on Small Scale Renewable Energy ...
  • [2011-10-26] What Accounts For the Drop in Price of Wind Power? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    In a Brazilian energy auction last month, companies agreed to sell power at the world's cheapest rates for wind energy, leading some analysts to speculate that developers will have difficulty fulfilling those contracts, ...
  • [2012-05-15] What are the implications of Mexico's climate change law? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    Mexico's Congress in April passed a landmark climate change law after three years of debate and revisions, Reuters reported. The bill's mandates require that 35 percent of Mexico's energy come from renewable sources by ...
  • [2012-08-29] What is the future of nuclear power in Brazil post Fukushima? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    Brazil doesn't plan to invest in new nuclear facilities until at least 2020, Marcio Zimmermann, the energy ministry's executive secretary, said earlier this month. However, he added that future plans could include the ...
  • [2011-03-15] What Is the Role of Natural Gas in the Caribbean Energy Sector? 

    Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor
    Last year, Jamaica's Office of Utilities Regulations issued a report that found the island nation would have to spend over $2.4 billion more to continue building diesel- and oil-fired plants than if the country switched ...
  • [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 ...
  • [2012-05-10] Wind Energy in Latin America 

    Blanco, Gabriel
    This presentation provides a thorough overview of the global wind energy industry with a specific focus on Latin American countries. It includes very technical descriptions of wind energy production as well as future ...