December 2019

December 2019

Season’s greetings from La Jolla! We are pleased to share the latest installment of Energy Panorama for your holiday reading pleasure.

We concluded the year with our annual program in collaboration with the Inter-American Dialogue in Washington, DC and a discussion and panel at the National Press Club. The event focused on the energy sector in Mexico at the one-year anniversary of Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s administration. Panelists discussed the challenges and opportunities that private investors face across various sectors including power, renewables, oil and natural gas. Below are links to an event summary and highlight video.

On the sidelines of our event in Washington, DC, we sat down with Julio Valle from Mexico’s solar and wind energy associations for our podcast series. He shared the latest clean energy market developments, policy changes surrounding CELs and the unfolding legal challenges.

Keeping with our annual tradition, the December Energy Panorama looks back and shares selected reports, analysis, podcasts and webinars that we produced this year, as well as insights from our diverse programming across the hemisphere. What follows is a curated compendium of the 2019 IOA Energy & Sustainability Program.

We look forward to seeing you in 2020 and we wish you and yours a joyous and peaceful.

Washington, DC Event Summary

Experts Divided on Prospects for a Shift in AMLO’s Energy Policy
Washington, DC Event Video

Mexico’s Energy Sector under AMLO
Podcast

Clean Energy in Mexico: A Conversation with Julio Valle
Reports from 2019

Global Energy Transition Demands Cooperation, not Competition; Oil and Gas Companies Must Lead the Way

Politics, Regulation, and NOCs: The Gatekeepers of Latin America’s Energy Future

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

The Lithium in a Battery

XXVIII La Jolla Energy Conference Report

Informe Colombia Energía 2019

Informe Energía en Ecuador 2019

Argentina Energy Roundtable 2019: Huge Energy Potential, Big Challenges – Part I and Part II

Informe Energía en México 2019

LNG and the Panama Canal: Should Another Expansion Already Be on the Drawing Board?

Videos from 2019

Colombia Energy Roundtable 2019

XXVIII La Jolla Conference Highlight Video

Interview with Jose Luis Manzano, Chairman of Integra Capital

Interview with Kevin Ramnarine, former Minister of Energy of Trinidad & Tobago

Interview with Jose Antonio Cepeda, Adviser to the Minister of Energy and Non Renewable Natural Resources of Ecuador and Ecuador’s Representative to OPEC

Interview with Timothy Stephure, Director, Latin America Gas & Power, IHS Markit 

XXVIII La Jolla Conference: Bolsonaro’s Brazil Energy Outlook Part I and Part II

XXVIII La Jolla Conference: Venezuela’s Policies and Plans to shape its Energy Future – Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV

Inter-American Dialogue: Panel on Natural Gas and LNG

The Outlook for Mexico’s Energy Sector under the AMLO Administration

Opinion & Analysis from 2019

Can New Leadership Revitalize Ecuador’s Reeling Oil Sector?

How AMLO is Undermining Mexico’s Clean Energy Goals

Will LAC Meet its Renewable Energy Goals By 2030?

Will Election Results in Argentina Upend its Energy Policy?

Mercado de generación distribuida de Argentina: El diablo está en los detalles
My First Women-Only Professional Training Experience

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

Women in Energy in Ecuador 2019

Podcasts from 2019

Mexico, Clean Energy and the Paris Accord

Why Argentina’s first LNG export matters
XXVIII La Jolla Conference Curtain Raiser
Argentina´s Distributed Generation Market: The Devil is in the Details
Venezuela’s Political Outlook: A conversation with David Mares

Webinars from 2019

Political Transition in the Southern Cone and Implications for Natural Gas Markets

Argentina’s YPF and the Energy Transition

Mexico’s Natural Gas Prospects Under AMLO

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

Panorama Energético de América Latina y el Caribe 2018

Lithium in Focus: What exactly is it, why does South America have so much of it and how should it be developed?

Mexico Natural Gas Outlook 2019

Mexico Oil Outlook 2019

Women in Energy in Ecuador 2019

Women in Energy in Ecuador 2019

The Institute of the Americas was pleased to collaborate on the inaugural  “Women in Energy 2019” conference in Quito, Ecuador. Jacqueline Sanchez, Energy Policy Associate,  participated on a panel of women professionals in the energy and finance sectors, including Daniela Espinosa, Co-founder and COO, Kushki, Laurie Fitzmaurice, VP Business Development Mexico, EDF Renewable Energy North America, Sofía Zárate, Commercial Specialist, US Embassy Quito and Rocio Velarde, Country Manager, Citibank Ecuador. The panel “Women Planning the Future” focused on key themes related to women in leadership, the role of technology, the current challenges and opportunities and the development opportunities for women empowerment for the next decade. (more…)

Experts Divided on Prospects for a Shift in AMLO’s Energy Policy

This December marks the one-year anniversary of Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s inauguration. A year into his term, there is considerable clarity as to how his policies have impacted the investment climate for the energy sector. At an event co-hosted by the Institute of the Americas and Inter-American Dialogue, panelists discussed the challenges and opportunities that private investors face across various sectors including power, renewables, oil and natural gas.
(more…)

Webinar Political Transition in the Southern Cone and Implications for Natural Gas Markets

WEBINAR PRESENTATIONS

 

WEBINAR VIDEO

Political developments, unrest and discord across nations of the Southern Cone and major natural gas producers Bolivia and Argentina, as well as critical consumer Chile has important implications for the near term function and outlook for the region’s gas market.

Questions surround the developments and advances in natural gas production from Argentina’s unconventional play, Vaca Muerta, as the country undergoes a political transition and significant shift from the government of Mauricio Macri to Alberto Fernandez, who takes office in mid-December.

Meanwhile, Bolivia, for years a major exporter of natural gas to both Argentina and Brazil, has been consumed by an unfolding political crisis since elections in October and the resignation of Evo Morales in mid-November.

Chile, historically a major importer of natural gas from Argentina – exchanges that were begun again this year with great fanfare – has been gripped with social unrest that has also thrown its economy into a tailspin.

Brazil, a key consumer and market for natural gas from Bolivia seeks to pass a new natural gas market law with the aim of further liberalizing the sector and removing Petrobras’ grip particularly over midstream and commercialization. Key to underpinning the overhauled natural gas market in Brazil is the growing potential of the country’s Pre Salt fields.

Join us for a webinar and virtual panel with Dr. Raul Bertero, director of the Center for the Study of Energy Regulatory Activity at the University of Buenos Aires and Alvaro Rios, Founding Partner at Gas Energy Latin America. Bertero and Rios will comprise a virtual panel and discussion and will share further insights on the natural gas market in the Southern Cone

The webinar will be held Thursday, December 5 at 10:00am San Diego (3:00 pm Buenos Aires time; GMT/UTC – 8 hours). The panel will include a live Q&A session with the audience.

SPONSOR

Intercap logo

Stay connected with The Institute!

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from the IOA team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest