As you read this newsletter, the calendar will have flipped to May. And you know what that means: The 30th anniversary of the La Jolla Energy Conference and our month-long online celebration. You are cordially invited to join the dialogue and our unique face-to-face networking.
Based upon his presentation and discussion at our April Steering Committee meeting, Non-Resident Fellow and former ANP Director, Nelson Narciso authored our latest policy brief: “Brazil’s New Gas Law.”
Our focus on hydrogen policy development saw the launch of our new infographic series “Hydrogen Potential in Latin America.” Following up on discussions at Steering Committee meetings over the last two months, we have engaged with government officials, investors, regulators and consultants to analyze the sector and render our view on the current landscape for hydrogen in Latin America. We began with an assessment of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Uruguay.
We were also pleased to host Mexico’s Secretary of the Economy, Tatiana Clouthier, for a keynote address and discussion of issues facing Mexico’s economy, energy, USMCA and agriculture. Additionally, we concluded the month with a keynote by former Secretary of Energy and New Mexico governor, Bill Richardson, who offered insights and thoughts on issues surrounding US engagement with Latin America. He covered a great deal of ground in an engaging and wide-ranging presentation and question and answer session.
Also this month, Energy Transition Initiative Director, Cecilia Aguillon, moderated panels and shared her insights on the growing hydrogen markets in the region as part of the First Hydrogen Congress for Latin America and the Caribbean and the Second South America Energy Series Conference.
Jeremy Martin was a panelist at the Mexican Hydrocarbons Association (AMEXHI) Annual Congress as part of a session focused on the role of the oil and gas sector in the energy transition. He was also featured in several articles, including a long-form interview in Forbes, on the evolving energy and climate policy debate in Mexico.
We look forward to seeing you online throughout the month of May for our sessions and exclusive content that you have come to expect from the La Jolla Conference.
New Infographic Series
Opinion & Analysis
In the News
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.
Opinion & Analysis
In the News
Mexico’s Pemex discovers 1.2 billion boe complex in Tabasco region: CEO
Circular economy and green technology dominate TRENDS Research & Advisory symposium on energy and sustainability
Mexico’s president looks to upend energy reform measuresMexico Set to Reshape Power Sector to Favor the State
Season’s greetings from La Jolla! It has been a challenging year, but we hope this edition of Energy Panorama finds you well and beginning to enjoy the holiday season. We are pleased to share our annual compilation for your holiday reading, viewing and listening pleasure.
We concluded the year with our Argentina Virtual Oil & Gas Roundtable, a program that had been set for in-person sessions in mid-March in Buenos Aires. The event focused on balancing potential and challenges, as our event summary is titled. Across several panels this conundrum was very evident: panelists highlighted the huge potential for oil and natural gas production, while also lamenting the shortfalls due to economic, political and regulatory instability. But, there was a good deal of optimism, based largely on the recently enacted Plan Gas 4 policy framework and bidding, as well as an uptick in activity in the country’s oil patch. The event summary and panel videos can be found below.
Keeping with our annual tradition, the December edition of Energy Panorama serves to provide a year-end reflection through 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 2020 IOA Energy & Sustainability Program.
While the early part of 2021 looks to be more of the online, virtual setting, we hope to see you in the latter part of the year. Indeed, 2021 marks the 30th anniversary of the La Jolla Conference and we will be making a major announcement in January.
We wish you and yours a joyous and peaceful holiday season!
Argentina Virtual Oil & Gas Roundtable
Latest Opinion & Analysis
Madrid Energy Conference
La Jolla Energy Virtual Conference
Other Event Videos from 2020
Reports from 2020
Opinion & Analysis from 2020
Can Latin America Produce Sustainable Aviation Fuels?
Will Argentina’s New Plan Successfully Boost Gas Output?
Has Progress on Latin America’s E-Mobility Stalled?
Looking for Jobs in Latin America – Can the Energy Transition Help?
A Not-To-Do List for Guyana’s New Administration When It Comes to Oil
Is Chile On Track to Become Carbon Neutral By 2050?
Pros and Cons of a Super Regulator – The case of the Spanish Regulator
Is Covid Speeding up Latin America’s Energy Transition?
Energy Integration Key After the Pandemic
Latin America’s Potential Green Hydrogen Economy
Do Mexico’s New Power Sector Rules Favor the State
Electricity Demand During Lockdown: Evidence from Argentina
Will Investors Leave Vaca Muerta Amid Lower Oil Prices?
Walking the Talk on Climate Change after the Pandemic: Reorienting State-Owned Enterprises towards Sustainability
Mexico’s Fuels Market and a “Double Whammy”
Climate change and human rights
Does Hydrogen Fuel Have a Bright Future in Latin America?
“Samba” Auctions, a Model for Latin America
Webinars from 2020