Energy & Sustainability

Shaping public policy and informing the public on matters related to energy development, investment, natural resource use, and energy transformation in the Americas. The Institute’s energy program is one of the most internationally respected in the Western Hemisphere, leveraging global insights and experiential learning to inform regional stakeholders across sectors.

Priority Areas

Renewables

Accelerating the growth of the cleantech sector in the region

Energy Efficiency

Leveraging technology and policy to reduce consumption

Oil & Gas

Exploring important trends, challenges and opportunities

Low-Carbon Economies

Transforming energy generation & consumption and mobility

Enhanced Regional Integration

Developing win-win cross-border opportunities

Stakeholder Engagement

Managing complexity for successful outcomes

Energy Transition Initiative

The ETI Program objective is to shape and inform public policies and regulatory frameworks pertaining to the energy transition and to enable the region’s transition to a more sustainable energy mix. It also fosters policies to incentivize investment in renewable technologies that will accelerate the de-carbonization of the region and boost energy security and economic development.

In addition to public policy, the ETI will grow to encompass direct engagement with private sector actors. These objectives align with a core pillar of the IOA’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship program: business acceleration.

Private Sector Engagement

• Organize delegations, roundtables and targeted technical workshops to better understand California’s rapidly expanding renewables sector.

• Leverage the IOA’s relationships with private sector actors in California and North America to work with Latin American companies seeking to scale up and expand their networks throughout the region.

The ETI will engage with policymakers, journalists, and private sector actors from around the region. Given the geographical diversity of IOA’s longstanding Energy & Sustainability Program, policy expertise is not limited to one country.

Global renewable generation capacity at the end of 2017

Percent of global power generation by 2035

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XXVIII La Jolla Energy Conference

Every May the Institute of the Americas brings together thought leaders from government, industry, and civil society to facilitate dialogue, inform rational policymaking, and foster a deeper understanding of the Western Hemisphere’s most critical energy and sustainability issues.

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Upcoming Events

  Date/Time Event
Mexico Rt 2020 Logo Feb 25 2020 until Feb 26 2020
Mexico City – Marriott Reforma
Mexico City , Distrito Federal
Mexico Energy Outlook 2020 Roundtable & Private Sessions
The energy sector remains at the core of many public policy and finance discussions as the second year of the Lopez Obrador government in Mexico unfolds.
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La Jolla Energy Conference 2020 May 20 2020 until May 21 2020
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
La Jolla, CA
XXIX La Jolla Energy Conference
Every May the Institute of the Americas brings together thought leaders from government, industry, and civil society to facilitate dialogue, inform rational policymaking, and foster a deeper understanding of the Western Hemisphere’s most critical energy and sustainability issues.
Join us
Sep 16 2020 until Sep 18 2020
Hotel Meliá Madrid Serrano
Madrid,
The Madrid Energy Conference
  For more information contact Jeremy Martin The September 2020 Madrid Energy Conference will be groundbreaking: An international assembly of...
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Podcasts

Showcase of our latest podcasts from our Energy Series.

Mexico, Clean Energy and the Paris Accord

Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador marks one year in office on December 1. As the milestone approaches, rhetoric and innuendo swirling around the country’s energy sector and particularly its renewable energy outlook has begun to take the form of more concrete actions and policies.

Why Argentina’s first LNG export matters
In early June, Argentina exported its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo ever. Government officials and industry players agree that the path forward for monetizing the world’s second-largest shale gas play is almost exclusively an LNG conversation. The LNG shipment in early June underscores that development of the gas market is moving ahead despite the country’s macroeconomic difficulties and electoral calendar.

https://www.iamericas.org/documents/energy/podcasts/Argentina_LNG.mp3

XXVIII La Jolla Conference Curtain Raiser

On May 22nd and 23rd the Institute of the Americas hosts the XXVIII La Jolla Energy Conference. As we count down to this year’s Conference, we’ll be raising the curtain on a few of our key topics and panels. As we gather this year, we’ll spend time assessing the dramatic transformation that the global energy sector is undergoing and implications for our hemisphere. The resurgence in upstream developments across the region will be featured but also against the backdrop of the question of how much oil and for how long? Venezuela will be a key area for discussion including our nightcap roundtable focused on political developments and a full panel on the future of the energy sector and discussion of the path forward.

Argentina´s Distributed Generation Market: The Devil is in the Details

Last December, Argentina enacted regulations to implement law No. 27.191 to accelerate its distributed generation (DG) market, decentralize energy sources, reduce emissions and create jobs.  As with most nascent legal and regulatory measures, success will depend on designing the proper policies that will attract local investment and grow its DG market sustainably.

Clean Energy in Mexico: A Conversation with Julio Valle

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador assumed the presidency a year ago. Energy has been a key part of his government and rhetoric promising “profound and radical” change.

Special Thanks to Our Energy & Sustainability Sponsors and Steering Committee

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Jeremy M. Martin

Vice President Energy & Sustainability

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