March 2021

March 2021

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Welcome to the March edition of Energy Panorama

This month we published our latest Policy Brief “Charting a New Path for Latin America’s Electric Utilities after COVID” by our Non-Resident Fellow, Andres Chambouleyron. Chris Sladen, our newest Energy & Sustainability Non-Resident Fellow, contributed the Global Context for the Policy Brief.

Together with our Steering Committee member Sproule and Non-Resident Fellow Marta Jara, we hosted “Latin America’s 2021 Energy Outlook – Resilience and Reset.” The webinar explored key trends and M&A activity, offered insights into key developments this year and how COVID recovery and the energy transition is affecting investment patterns in the region. The presentation and recording are available below.

Our focus on hydrogen policy development was featured as part of our joint event, “Green Hydrogen in Chile,” with the Baker Institute and University of Antofagasta. The public session counted a keynote presentation by Energy & Mines Minister Juan Carlos Jobet and Max Correa, Director of Fuels and New Energy at the Ministry and the principal for implementing Chile’s ambitious strategy.

With our Steering Committee members we hosted further strategic discussions of hydrogen as a building block across the region. We are developing a high-level assessment and landscape exercise that will form the basis for a series of infographics.

Energy Transition Initiative Director, Cecilia Aguillon, shared her insights on green hydrogen in Brazil as part of commentary in the Dialogue’s Energy Advisor. Cecilia also participated in the RENPOWER Caribbean Conference and discussed market design to support new renewable energy projects in the Caribbean.

Our focus on the evolving energy and climate policy debate in Mexico continued and Vice President Jeremy Martin was featured in several articles.

Our monthly virtual meeting with our Non-Resident Fellows focused on next steps for our year-long research project on energy transition and workforce development.

We also formally launched the La Jolla Conference 30th anniversary website and draft program. We look forward to having you join us in May to celebrate our milestone.

Featured Report

Charting a New Path for Latin America’s Electric Utilities after COVID

Videos

Latin America’s 2021 Energy Outlook – Resilience and Reset

Green Hydrogen in Chile

Opinion & Analysis

Can Brazil Become a Leading Hub for Green Hydrogen?

In the News

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March 2021

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This month we published our report “China Stakes Its Claim in Latin American Energy: What It Means for the Region, the U.S. and Beijing” in English, Spanish and Portuguese. We formally launched the report with a webinar co-hosted by University of California TV. The complete presentation and video is available below.

The final report was the product of a lengthy research project that counted support from a number of researchers, authors, editors and outside reviewers. Please do check out the report and our recognition page to see all those involved.

We are also pleased to announce Chris Sladen as our newest Energy & Sustainability Non-Resident Fellow.

Chris is transitioning to our roster of fellows after more than seven years as a member of the Institute of the Americas Board of Directors. Many of you know Chris from his tenure as President of BP Mexico. In his new role as an IOA fellow, he will focus on low-carbon and zero carbon polices and energy transition technologies. Each month, Chris delivers his latest insights in the op-ed “Energy Matters.” Volume 30 is included in this newsletter.

Reflecting on the energy crises in North America, our fellow Marta Jara penned a thought-provoking op-ed: “Energy Crisis: Tribal Behavior or Quality Decisions Based on Conscious Trade-Offs?”

We continue to burnish the efforts of our Energy Transition Initiative. ETI’s Director Cecilia Aguillon discussed how the lessons learned from California’s renewable energy legal and regulatory environment can inform the discourse in Latin America.

Our focus on the evolving energy and climate policy debate in Mexico continued and we contributed insights across several interviews by our fellow Leonardo Beltran and Vice President Jeremy Martin. We also participated as co-authors of the Energy & Sustainability Chapter of the US-Mexico Forum 2025 report, a UC San Diego-led effort to provide the Biden and Lopez Obrador administrations with policy recommendations.

Our Steering Committee met and had a robust discussion of hydrogen as a building block. We will continue to analyze the role for hydrogen in the region, how to inform and shape the policy debate and where to focus research and programming.

Stay tuned in March for the launch of our La Jolla Conference 30th anniversary website and draft program.

Featured Report (English, Español, Português)

China Stakes Its Claim in Latin American Energy: What It Means for the Region, the U.S. and Beijing

Video

Report Launch Event: China Stakes its Claim in Latin American Energy: What it Means for the Region, the U.S., and Beijing

Opinion & Analysis

Energy Crisis: Tribal Behavior or Quality Decisions Based on Conscious Trade-Offs?

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Chris Sladen ANZMEX Energy Matters Vol 30

U.S.-Mexico Forum 2025 – Energy & Sustainability Chapter

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China y EE.UU.: la pugna por ganar presencia en América Latina

Mexico was once a climate leader – now it’s betting big on coal

China destinó $58,4 mil millones para el sector energético latinoamericano en las últimas dos décadas

Mexican electricity reform set to raise trade tensions with US