Welcome to the July edition of Energy Panorama. This month’s featured analysis, Pros and Cons of a Super Regulator – The case of the Spanish Regulator, focuses on the debate over the role of regulators in Mexico. Specifically, our Non-Resident Fellows Andres Chambouleyron and Leonardo Beltran delved into the proposal in Mexico to create a market super regulator, largely derived from the Spanish experience.
Our Clean Energy in Mexico webinar series in collaboration with the Mexico Institute at the Wilson Center also convened a discussion focused on regulators and regulation: Will Mexico’s regulatory level playing field survive? A conversation with the experts that featured former CRE Commissioners Francisco Xavier Salazar, Montserrat Ramiro and Guillermo Zuñiga.
We are also pleased to share the summary report from our Virtual Panel on Caribbean Energy Security, that included a presentation and discussion of the vision for the energy sector of the incoming government in the Dominican Republic as well as perspectives and the impact of COVID-19 on energy transition and natural gas in the Caribbean Basin.
July saw the release of Spanish versions of two previously published reports and our efforts to further assess the outlook for renewable energy in Mexico as well as the role and importance of critical minerals and supply chains in the hemisphere: Los Argumentos Económicos y Estratégicos para la Energía Renovable en México and Entonces, Tú También Quieres Hacer Baterías? Un marco de referencia para desarrollar una estrategia industrial de la cadena de suministros de Baterías de Iones de Litio.
Continuing our assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on the pace and scope of energy transition across Latin America, we were pleased to have both Cecilia Aguillon, Director of the IOA’s Energy Transition Initiative, and Andres Chambouleyron contribute to the Inter-American Dialogue’s Energy Advisor newsletter and respond to the question: Is Covid Speeding up Latin America’s Energy Transition?
We also delved into the role of energy integration after the pandemic in an essay by Leonardo Beltran.
Jeremy Martin participated and moderated a July 15 virtual panel we organized in collaboration with CEBRI and a wide-ranging discussion of climate change, deforestation, power markets, energy transition and natural gas in Brazil.
As always, we are delighted to include the insights of IOA board member Chris Sladen and his essays written for ANZMEX.
Be sure to mark your calendars for our collaboration with IPD Latin America and Global Event Partners for the second Madrid Energy Conference set for Sep 28-Oct 2, online this year.
Opinion & Analysis
La Jolla Conference
In the News