Latin America’s Diverse Lithium Opportunity and a Sustainable Energy Future

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Lithium is the third element on the periodic table. It is an alkali metal and the lightest—or least dense metal that exists on earth. Due to these properties, lithium is used to make smaller, higher-performance, longer-lasting, batteries. This same reactive nature means that lithium never occurs freely in nature, only as part of a chemical compound.

Latin America’s Diverse Lithium Opportunity and a Sustainable Energy Future

EnergĂ­a en Ecuador 2019

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En la sesión de apertura se contó con la participación del Presidente del Instituto de las Américas, del Secretario Ejecutivo de la Organización Latinoamericana de Energía (OLADE) y del Ministro de Energía y Recursos Naturales No Renovables del Ecuador, quienes destacaron la importancia del nuevo esquema de colaboración del Gobierno Ecuatoriano con los principales actores del sector energético, en especial las empresas privadas para el crecimiento del sector.
EnergĂ­a en Ecuador 2019

Summer Edition

Summer Edition

Welcome to the Summer edition of Energy Panorama. We’ve rolled July and August into one. We are pleased to share this month’s featured report derived from our Ecuador Energy Roundtable. We would like to also reiterate our gratitude to Minister of Energy Carlos Perez and his entire team for their support and participation at the Roundtable at the end of July.

As August flies by, we are busy finalizing plans together with our partners IPD Latin America for the inaugural Madrid Energy Conference set for Sep 4-6.

Spain’s Secretary of Energy, Jose Dominguez Abascal, will offer the opening keynote address followed by a series of high-level panels contemplating the Europe-Latin America energy nexus against the backdrop of the global energy transformation. We look forward to seeing you at this important new addition to the Institute of the Americas program and activity calendar.

We hosted two webinars in recent weeks, the first an update and discussion with Mexico’s ASEA Director Luis Vera on methane emissions reduction regulations. We were also pleased to host the General Counsel of OPEC, Leonardo Sempertegui. He shared his organization’s views and insights on the global energy transition. Leonardo Sempertegui will also be a featured speaker at the Madrid Energy Conference.

We have been closely following Argentina and contributed a commentary for the Inter-American Dialogue’s Energy Advisor on elections and energy policy.

Energy Transition Initiative Director Cecilia Aguillon spent time in El Salvador briefing new energy policy makers and sharing regional renewable energy lessons learned at a conference in San Salvador. Energy Policy Associate Jacqueline Sanchez continued her work on issues related to women in energy and recounted her participation and experience at a DOE and APEC energy forum and training session in Singapore. She also heads to Mexico City to participate in women in energy discussions this month.

We look forward to seeing you on Sep 4-6 in Madrid, Spain.


Ecuador Energy Roundtable – Summary Report (Spanish)

Opinion & Analysis

Will Election Results in Argentina Upend its Energy Policy?

IOA Briefs New Energy Policy Makers in El Salvador and Shares Regional Renewables Insights at Conference

Empowering Women as Managers in the Renewable Energy Sector

Chris Sladen Energy Matters ANZMEX Vol 7

Chris Sladen Energy Matters ANZMEX Vol 6


OPEC and the Global Energy Transition

Managing Methane Emissions in Mexico – Lessons from the Development and Implementation of Regulations for the Country’s Oil and Gas sector

In the News

Mexico Set to Enforce Methane Rules Across Natural Gas Value Chain

Hoy tendrá lugar la licitación de proyectos renovables en Ecuador


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