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…)
Mexico’s government in October modified a rule to be able to extend clean energy certificates to old, government-run hydropower and nuclear power plants.
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.
Ecuadorean President Lenín Moreno announced last week that José Agusto Briones will replace Carlos Pérez as the country’s oil minister,
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.
Will Election Results in Argentina Upend its Energy Policy?.
Peronist opposition candidate Alberto Fernández, whose running mate is former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, trounced incumbent President Mauricio Macri by a wider-than-expected margin in the country’s Aug. 11 primary vote.
Will Election Results
in Argentina Upend its Energy Policy?