October 2019

October 2019

Welcome to the October edition of Energy Panorama. We just returned from Bogota where we hosted two exciting programs – a Roundtable discussion with four high-level panels that assessed the future of Colombia’s oil and gas sector and two private roundtable sessions focused on social license to operate issues and energy transition. Stay tuned for our reports based upon the discussions.

We are also pleased to share our latest report together with IPD Latin America derived from discussions from the inaugural Madrid Energy Conference:  Politics, Regulation, and NOCs: The Gatekeepers of Latin America’s Energy Future Be sure to mark your calendar to join us on September 16-18, 2020 for the second annual Madrid Energy Conference.

During the Third Annual Latin American Energy Conference hosted by the Inter-American Dialogue, Energy & Sustainability Vice President Jeremy Martin shared insights on the current state of the natural gas market in Argentina and thoughts on the election and change in government. See panel video below.

Energy Transition Initiative Director Cecilia Aguillon weighed in on the question of will Latin America and the Caribbean meet its ambitious renewable energy target by 2030 for the Dialogue’s Energy Advisor. Cecilia also spoke at a unique event in Mexico convened by the Government of the State of Guanajuato and German aid agency KAS to consider the role of sub-sovereign efforts to drive energy and climate policy in Mexico. She shared insights from States in the US and municipalities in California on sub-sovereign climate and energy policies, particularly with regards to deployment of renewable energy.

Energy Policy Associate Jacqueline Sanchez continued her work on energy transition issues and was invited to by the Government of Chile to participate in an APEC workshop focused on decentralized energy and distributed energy resource solutions.

On November 6, our webinar series turns to Argentina and discussion with YPF on their energy transition strategies and investment plans featuring Elena Morettini, Geoscience Advisor & B20 Energy Officer at YPF.

In December, we return to Washington, DC for our annual collaboration with the Inter-American Dialogue and discussion of the energy sector in the Western Hemisphere. This year’s event will assess Mexico’s energy sector as President Andrés Manuel López Obrador marks one year in office. We look forward to seeing you there.

Opinion & Analysis

Will LAC Meet its Renewable Energy Goals By 2030?

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

Chris Sladen Energy Matters ANZMEX Vol 9

Video

Natural Gas & LNG Panel – Inter-American Dialogue’s Third Annual Latin America Energy Conference: Assessing the Outlook for Energy Investment in Latin America

In the News

Why Amazon Fires Keep Raging 10 Years After a Deal to End Them

Inter-American Dialogue: Panel on Natural Gas and LNG

(L-R) Antero Alvarado (Gasenergy), David Goldwyn (Goldwyn Global Strategies), Jeremy Martin (Institute of the Americas) and DAS Elizabeth Urbanas (DOE) speak on the third panel of the Inter-American Dialogue’s Third Annual Latin America Energy Conference. This panel was moderated by Jane Nakano (CSIS).

 

October 2019

September 2019

Welcome to the September edition of Energy Panorama. We began the month in Madrid with our partners IPD Latin America for the inaugural Madrid Energy Conference. We were pleased to count on the participation of Spain’s Secretary of Energy, Jose Dominguez Abascal and senior executives and government officials from across Europe and Latin America. Be sure to check out our first short report based upon discussions at the conference, Global Energy Transition Demands Cooperation, not Competition; Oil and Gas Companies Must Lead the Way.  We will be publishing several other similar reports in the coming weeks.

With the launch of the Madrid Energy Conference we have created a new platform and venue for discussion of the issues at the core of the Europe-Latin America energy nexus. Mark your calendar to join us on September 16-18, 2020 for the second annual Madrid Energy Conference.

We are also pleased to publish two important reports focused on lithium in collaboration with the Payne Institute  at the Colorado School of Mines. Authored by La Jolla Conference speaker and lithium expert Emily Hersh, the reports are a continuation of our work on the issues surrounding lithium developments in Latin America and the battery and energy storage market as part of our Energy Transition Initiative. 

The first report, Latin America’s Diverse Lithium Opportunity and a Sustainable Energy Future, offers an important assessment of the state of the lithium market in Latin America, and what needs to take place in terms of policy for further development.

The second report, The Lithium in a Battery, focuses on the critical aspects of lithium as a battery input and clarifies the true role of lithium in the battery market.

Our webinar series in September featured further discussion of Mexico and the natural gas market under AMLO with analyst Emily Medina.

Our webinar series next month turns to Argentina and discussion with YPF on their energy transition strategies and investment plans.

We are off to Bogota on October 29-30 for our Oil & Gas Roundtable and two private sessions focused on social license to operate issues and energy transition. We look forward to seeing you there.

Latest Reports

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

The Lithium in a Battery

Opinion & Analysis

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

Chris Sladen Energy Matters ANZMEX Vol 8

Webinars

Webinar: Mexico’s Natural Gas Prospects Under AMLO

In the News

More Private Investment Said Needed for Mexico to Meet Natural Gas Goals, Reduce Imports

Chris Sladen Energy Matters ANZMEX Vol 8

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

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Lithium is the third element on the periodic table. It is an alkali metal and the lightest—or least dense metal that exists on earth. Due to these properties, lithium is used to make smaller, higher-performance, longer-lasting, batteries. This same reactive nature means that lithium never occurs freely in nature, only as part of a chemical compound.

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

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