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.
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
Many countries that possess lithium deposits are tempted to produce lithium ion batteries. While understandable, such plans do not often demonstrate understanding of the complexity of a battery and its associated manufacturing process.
The Lithium in a Battery
En la sesión de apertura se contó con la participación del Presidente del Instituto de las Américas, del Secretario Ejecutivo de la Organización Latinoamericana de Energía (OLADE) y del Ministro de Energía y Recursos Naturales No Renovables del Ecuador, quienes destacaron la importancia del nuevo esquema de colaboración del Gobierno Ecuatoriano con los principales actores del sector energético, en especial las empresas privadas para el crecimiento del sector. Energía en Ecuador 2019
Welcome to the Summer edition of Energy Panorama. We’ve rolled July and August into one. We are pleased to share this month’s featured report derived from our Ecuador Energy Roundtable. We would like to also reiterate our gratitude to Minister of Energy Carlos Perez and his entire team for their support and participation at the Roundtable at the end of July.
As August flies by, we are busy finalizing plans together with our partners IPD Latin America for the inaugural Madrid Energy Conference set for Sep 4-6.
Spain’s Secretary of Energy, Jose Dominguez Abascal, will offer the opening keynote address followed by a series of high-level panels contemplating the Europe-Latin America energy nexus against the backdrop of the global energy transformation. We look forward to seeing you at this important new addition to the Institute of the Americas program and activity calendar.
We hosted two webinars in recent weeks, the first an update and discussion with Mexico’s ASEA Director Luis Vera on methane emissions reduction regulations. We were also pleased to host the General Counsel of OPEC, Leonardo Sempertegui. He shared his organization’s views and insights on the global energy transition. Leonardo Sempertegui will also be a featured speaker at the Madrid Energy Conference.
We have been closely following Argentina and contributed a commentary for the Inter-American Dialogue’s Energy Advisor on elections and energy policy.
Energy Transition Initiative Director Cecilia Aguillon spent time in El Salvador briefing new energy policy makers and sharing regional renewable energy lessons learned at a conference in San Salvador. Energy Policy Associate Jacqueline Sanchez continued her work on issues related to women in energy and recounted her participation and experience at a DOE and APEC energy forum and training session in Singapore. She also heads to Mexico City to participate in women in energy discussions this month.
We look forward to seeing you on Sep 4-6 in Madrid, Spain.
Agradecemos al Comisionado Presidente, Ing. Leopoldo Melchi y a su gran equipo en la Comisión Reguladora de Energía @CRE_Mexico por todas sus atenciones durante nuestra reunión en Ciudad de México para charlar sobre temas de colaboración @iamericas @jermartinioa @G_Pineda_Bernal
@jermartinioa Vicepresidente de @IOA_Energy modera panel sobre petróleo en mesa redonda de energía en México del @iamericas con la participación de @Cochran_Merlin @AMEXHI_Oficial y Warren Levy CEO de Jaguar E&P
Los conceptos de Pobreza y Marginación Energética son conocidos y se tiene claro dicho rezago. Sin embargo, debemos trabajar en la idea de #BienestarEnergetico. La solución requiere el esfuerzo de Sociedad, Industria y Gobierno. 🌞@AbelHibert @iamericas @Agenda2030MX