December 2018

December 2018

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. This year’s event focused on the changes in the US Congress and what it may entail for US-Latin American energy issues but particularly the new USMCA trade agreement and the broader US-Mexico bilateral relationship. Below are links to an event summary and highlight video.

As part of our podcast series and a follow-up to our Colombia Energy Roundtable, we spoke with Julia Gutierrez in the Ministry of Mines and Energy for an update and insights on Colombia’s first renewable energy auction.

We will also take advantage of our final edition of the year to look back and share selected reports, podcasts and webinars that we produced this year, as well as insights from our diverse programming across the hemisphere. Consider it a curated compendium of the 2018 IOA Energy & Sustainability Program.

We look forward to seeing you in 2019 and we wish you and yours a joyous and peaceful holiday season!

Washington, DC Event Summary

USMCA and Latin American Energy Diplomacy Under a New US Congress

Washington, DC Event Video

What does the new US Congress mean for Latin America and energy?

Podcast

Colombia’s Renewable Energy Auction

Select Reports from 2018

Mexico’s Growing Reliance on US Natural Gas: Part I – Seizing Synergies

Mexico’s Growing Reliance on US Natural Gas: Part II – Assessing Risks

Transición Energética en Centroamérica

Brazil’s Oil & Gas Industry Capacity Building: Lessons Learned from the PRH-ANP Human Resources Program

ENRE Visit to California Summary Report

XXVII La Jolla Energy Conference – Summary Report and Panel Notes

Taking Stock of the Macri Energy Reform Agenda: Tariffs and Subsidy Reduction

Towards an Electric Vehicle Future? An Analysis of the State of EV’s in Lima, Peru

With Huge Shale and Renewable Resources, Export Potential Gains in Argentina

Select Videos from 2018

La Jolla Conference

AMLO, Mexico and Energy

Interview with Aldo Flores Quiroga, Deputy Secretary for Hydrocarbons of Mexico

Interview with Elizabeth Urbanas, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia and the Americas, United States Department of Energy

Interview with Raphael Moura, Upstream Advisor to the Board of Directors, Brazil’s National Petroleum Agency (ANP)

Interview with Lucas Aristizabal, Senior Director, Corporate Ratings, Fitch Ratings

Select Opinion & Analysis from 2018

Mexico’s New Energy Reform (Chapters 2 & 4)

Will Brazil’s New President Shake Up the Energy Sector?

El caso de negocio para apoyar consultas previas que sean libres e informadas

Will Coal Soon Be History in Latin America?

Select Podcasts from 2018

Energy and Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s Inaugural Address

Energy storage and its implications, an interview with John Jung, CEO of Greensmith Energy

Successful solar distributed generation markets – transparency and certainty

Argentina Shakes Up Energy Ministry

Top 4 2018 Energy Trends

Select Webinars from 2018

Understanding Compliance Risks in Mexico’s Energy Sector

CFE’s Transformation and the Mexican Electric Market

Ecuador’s Energy Sector Reorientation

Long-Term Regulatory Certainty in Mexico

Climate Resilience in the Caribbean: Building the Business Case


November 2018

November 2018

Our featured report, Mexico’s Growing Reliance on US Natural Gas, is the second part of an analysis by our colleague John McNeece, a fellow at the Center for US-Mexican Studies. In Part II he reviews the booming cross border trade in natural gas, contemplates the risks to Mexico presented by its growing reliance on imports from the United States, and how those risks may be mitigated.

The change in government in Mexico was a key theme for our webinar and podcast series and as we convened discussions of the incoming Lopez Obrador administration’s outlook for the energy sector. Below are links to recordings of this month’s webinar and podcast series, as well as highlights from our panel hosted at the Institute of the Americas at the end of the month and a panel at the University of San Diego.

Our analysis of the 2013-14 energy reform measures in Mexico were featured as part of a book published by the Mexico Institute at the Wilson Center. Jeremy Martin wrote one chapter and co-wrote another and participated in the book launch event in Mexico City on November 28. A link to the English and Spanish versions are available below.

The political transition in Mexico is not the only one occurring as Brazil prepares to welcome a new president in January. Our view on what the Bolsonaro government signifies for the nation’s energy sector was published this month in the Inter-American Dialogue’s Energy Advisor.

We were also delighted to convene Clean Energy in the Californias: SB 100, Electrifying Everything & Cross Border Implications, a roundtable aimed at facilitating cross border collaboration. We will continue our support of dialogue between energy stakeholders in California and Baja California as we head into 2019 and possible formalized cooperation between the two state governments.

Additionally, the formal signature of the USMCA trade accord increases focus on how each country’s legislature will respond. Indeed, we look forward to our program on December 11 in Washington, DC and discussion of the new Congress in the US and what it will mean for Latin American relations and particularly energy.

Report

Mexico’s Growing Reliance on US Natural Gas: Part II – Assessing Risks

Videos

AMLO, Mexico and Energy (Oil Clip – Full Video)

Mexico’s Transition: What to Expect from Mexico’s Next President?

Opinion & Analysis

Mexico’s New Energy Reform (Chapters 2 & 4)

La nueva reforma energética de México

Will Brazil’s New President Shake Up the Energy Sector?

Podcast

Energy and Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s Inaugural Address

Webinars

Understanding Compliance Risks in Mexico’s Energy Sector

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