Video snapshot of Colombia Oil & Gas Roundtable 2019.
Video snapshot of Colombia Oil & Gas Roundtable 2019.
Welcome to the October edition of Energy Panorama. We just returned from Bogota where we hosted two exciting programs – a Roundtable discussion with four high-level panels that assessed the future of Colombia’s oil and gas sector and two private roundtable sessions focused on social license to operate issues and energy transition. Stay tuned for our reports based upon the discussions.
We are also pleased to share our latest report together with IPD Latin America derived from discussions from the inaugural Madrid Energy Conference: Politics, Regulation, and NOCs: The Gatekeepers of Latin America’s Energy Future Be sure to mark your calendar to join us on September 16-18, 2020 for the second annual Madrid Energy Conference.
During the Third Annual Latin American Energy Conference hosted by the Inter-American Dialogue, Energy & Sustainability Vice President Jeremy Martin shared insights on the current state of the natural gas market in Argentina and thoughts on the election and change in government. See panel video below.
Energy Transition Initiative Director Cecilia Aguillon weighed in on the question of will Latin America and the Caribbean meet its ambitious renewable energy target by 2030 for the Dialogue’s Energy Advisor. Cecilia also spoke at a unique event in Mexico convened by the Government of the State of Guanajuato and German aid agency KAS to consider the role of sub-sovereign efforts to drive energy and climate policy in Mexico. She shared insights from States in the US and municipalities in California on sub-sovereign climate and energy policies, particularly with regards to deployment of renewable energy.
Energy Policy Associate Jacqueline Sanchez continued her work on energy transition issues and was invited to by the Government of Chile to participate in an APEC workshop focused on decentralized energy and distributed energy resource solutions.
On November 6, our webinar series turns to Argentina and discussion with YPF on their energy transition strategies and investment plans featuring Elena Morettini, Geoscience Advisor & B20 Energy Officer at YPF.
In December, we return to Washington, DC for our annual collaboration with the Inter-American Dialogue and discussion of the energy sector in the Western Hemisphere. This year’s event will assess Mexico’s energy sector as President Andrés Manuel López Obrador marks one year in office. We look forward to seeing you there.
Achieving 70 percent renewable energy by 2030 in Latin America and the Caribbean is realistic. This is particularly true given the huge gains in terms of technology and cost.
Mexico City, Oct. 23, 2019. The Institute of the Americas signed a Collaboration Agreement with Mexico’s Chamber of Senators who are members of Mexico’s Commission of Health. Senators on the Commission represent all Mexican political parties including Morena, PRI, PAN, PRD, PT, and the Movimiento Ciudadano.
The purpose of this agreement is to establish a framework for cooperation and development of inter-institutional activities in the fields of life science and biotech, as well as other fields related to health in Mexico and the United States of America. The areas of collaboration include: biotechnology, medical tourism, community outreach, healthcare strategies, immigrant health, among others.
Institute President, Theodore Gildred, III stated, “Signing this important agreement to collaborate with the Mexican Commission of Health is an important step in the Institute’s implementation of its Life Science & Biotech Program. On behalf of the Institute, I am honored to enter into this collaboration with the Commission of Health. The commitment of 18 Mexican Senators is truly outstanding. The Institute looks forward to working closely with the Commission and its individual Senators as we move forward to address the opportunities and challenges in the life science and biotech arena.”
Over the Institute’s 37-year history, it has had a special and close relationship with Mexico, regularly hosting Mexican public officials, businessmen, thought leaders, academics, teachers, students and journalists at its conferences, workshops, seminars, and special events. The Institute has hosted several Latin American heads of state; including three Mexican presidents.
Founded in 1983, the Institute of the Americas, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is headquartered in La Jolla, California. It has a broad network throughout the Americas playing a pivotal role in the Western Hemisphere as an honest and neutral convener. Its top three programs are its Energy & Sustainability Program, STEM Education Program, and Life Sciece & Biotech Program.
For more information, please contact Mr. Theodore Gildred, III, President or Dr.Martha Pizani, MAS Life Science & Biotech Program Director at (858) 964-1713. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If Latin America is to catch up with the world’s leaders in energy transition, it needs investment. And that means Latin America needs regulation that works.
Politics, Regulation, and NOCs: The Gatekeepers of Latin America’s Energy Future
(L-R) Antero Alvarado (Gasenergy), David Goldwyn (Goldwyn Global Strategies), Jeremy Martin (Institute of the Americas) and DAS Elizabeth Urbanas (DOE) speak on the third panel of the Inter-American Dialogue’s Third Annual Latin America Energy Conference. This panel was moderated by Jane Nakano (CSIS).
Welcome to the September edition of Energy Panorama. We began the month in Madrid with our partners IPD Latin America for the inaugural Madrid Energy Conference. We were pleased to count on the participation of Spain’s Secretary of Energy, Jose Dominguez Abascal and senior executives and government officials from across Europe and Latin America. Be sure to check out our first short report based upon discussions at the conference, Global Energy Transition Demands Cooperation, not Competition; Oil and Gas Companies Must Lead the Way. We will be publishing several other similar reports in the coming weeks.
With the launch of the Madrid Energy Conference we have created a new platform and venue for discussion of the issues at the core of the Europe-Latin America energy nexus. Mark your calendar to join us on September 16-18, 2020 for the second annual Madrid Energy Conference.
We are also pleased to publish two important reports focused on lithium in collaboration with the Payne Institute at the Colorado School of Mines. Authored by La Jolla Conference speaker and lithium expert Emily Hersh, the reports are a continuation of our work on the issues surrounding lithium developments in Latin America and the battery and energy storage market as part of our Energy Transition Initiative.
The first report, Latin America’s Diverse Lithium Opportunity and a Sustainable Energy Future, offers an important assessment of the state of the lithium market in Latin America, and what needs to take place in terms of policy for further development.
The second report, The Lithium in a Battery, focuses on the critical aspects of lithium as a battery input and clarifies the true role of lithium in the battery market.
Our webinar series in September featured further discussion of Mexico and the natural gas market under AMLO with analyst Emily Medina.
Our webinar series next month turns to Argentina and discussion with YPF on their energy transition strategies and investment plans.
We are off to Bogota on October 29-30 for our Oil & Gas Roundtable and two private sessions focused on social license to operate issues and energy transition. We look forward to seeing you there.
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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
Many countries that possess lithium deposits are tempted to produce lithium ion batteries. While understandable, such plans do not often demonstrate understanding of the complexity of a battery and its associated manufacturing process.
The Lithium in a Battery
The European Union is at the forefront of global decarbonization efforts. For example, Spain’s national energy transition plan targets zero-carbon status by 2050
Global Energy Transition Demands Cooperation, not Competition; Oil and Gas Companies Must Lead the Way