September 2020

September 2020

Welcome to the September edition of Energy Panorama.

We just wrapped up the second annual Madrid Energy Conference together with our partners IPD Latin America and Global Event Partners. While we moved this year’s event online across an entire week, our goals and objectives were unchanged: to address the way that energy is generated, distributed and consumed and the investment needed in Latin America to drive the energy transition and the nexus with Europe.

This year’s Madrid Virtual Energy Conference convened six ministers, 20 CEO’s and several other experts and senior officials, along with over 400 participants, to assess and leverage developments in Europe with an eye to how they can inform policy and investment frameworks in Latin America. Since the founding and launch of the Madrid Energy Conference we have sought to develop a program in concert with the subtitle: Where Europe and Latin America meet for energy dialogue.

Below is a link to an articled developed by our principal media partner, IPS. Please stay tuned for our complete conference analysis and post-event report in the coming weeks.

In our preparation for the Madrid Energy Conference, we also continued with two more Curtain-Raiser video interviews as well as a webinar.

In line with his participation in a panel on mobility, transport and energy transition, Non-Resident Fellow, Leonardo Beltran, joined with Cecilia Aguillon, Director of the IOA’s Energy Transition Initiative, to respond to the question “Has Progress on Latin America’s E-Mobility Stalled?” for the Inter-American Dialogue’s Energy Advisor newsletter.

Also this month, Leonardo Beltran examined the impact on fuel demand post-covid and argued that we will continue to see an acceleration of the process of digitalization and automation, which in turn most likely will result in an overall global reduction in mobility.

Our colleague and fellow, Roger Tissot, published an interesting piece this month focused on the intersection of renewable energy, recovery and employment. He specifically assessed the question: Can the “energy transition” in Latin America help address the risks caused by greenhouse gases (GHG) on the climate, and the economic depression caused by the pandemic?

As always, we are pleased to include two essays from IOA board member Chris Sladen and his essays written for ANZMEX. Be sure to take the “who wants to be a millionaire” quiz that Chris included in Volume 24.

Madrid Energy Conference

Energy Transition and Post-Covid Recovery, a Challenge for Latin America

Opinion & Analysis

Looking for Jobs in Latin America-Can the Energy Transition Help?

Has Progress on Latin America’s E-Mobility Stalled?

Investing in the “Hidden Fuel” the Smartest Alternative

Chris Sladen ANZMEX Energy Matters Vol 23

Chris Sladen ANZMEX Energy Matters Vol 24

Madrid Energy Conference Curtain Raiser Videos

Madrid Energy Conference: Energy Transition with Jose Vicente Zapata, Partner at Holland & Knight

Madrid Energy Conference: Energy Transition Curtain-Raiser with Catherine Von Burg, CEO & Co-Founder, SimpliPhi Power, Inc.

Madrid Energy Conference Curtain Raiser Webinar

Global LNG and South America Natural Gas Update-A Madrid Energy Conference Curtain-Raiser Webinar

In the News

Uruguay reafirma su compromiso de bajar emisiones y hacer mejor uso de las energías

Mexican renewables: trapped by policy about-face

Brazil’s grid expansion balancing act

Trump, Argentina and the LatAm energy transition

Opportunities in Uruguay’s energy plan

GEB’s Vision for Renewables, gas expansion and regional integration

Panel: What’s Next for Latin American National Oil Companies?

Check out the full summary of the Fourth Annual Latin America Energy Conference, as well as presenters’ slides: https://www.thedialogue.org/analysis/…

Panelists:
● Alejandra León, Director, Latin America Upstream, IHS Markit
● Jeremy Martin, Vice President, Energy & Sustainability, Institute of the Americas
● Sylvie D’Apote, Founder and Managing Partner, Prysma E&T Consultores Associados (Brazil)

Moderator:
● Nate Graham, Program Associate, Energy, Climate Change & Extractive Industries, Inter-American Dialogue

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