(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).
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
Great panel to discuss #Oilandgas update -#price, #upstream and #production, #storage, #downstream and #DosBocas with Mr. Sladen from Recoinnatre Ltd., Warren Levy, Jaguar Exploración y Producción, Rosanety Barrios @vozexpertamx @pzarater @AztecDuncan @MexicoInstitute
Continuing with the last day of our #LJC2020 to discuss #gas and #power update -pipelines, #power markets and #renewables moderated by @MontseRamiroX @vozexpertamx with @memo_z @LeoBeltranR, Juancho Eekhout @IEnova_MX and Gerardo Serrato from Hartree Partners #LJC2020