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.
Accelerating the growth of the cleantech sector in the region
Leveraging technology and policy to reduce consumption
Oil & Gas
Exploring important trends, challenges and opportunities
Transforming energy generation & consumption and mobility
Enhanced Regional Integration
Developing win-win cross-border opportunities
Managing complexity for successful outcomes
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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
IOA Briefs New Energy Policy Makers in El Salvador and Shares Regional Renewables Insights at Conference
PRESENTATION At the end of July, Institute of the Americas Energy Transition Initiative Director, Cecilia Aguillon visited El Salvador for strategic energy policy conversations and to participate in, the Salvadoran Association of Engineers and...read more
On March 27-28, the Institute of the Americas convened its annual Energy Roundtable in Buenos Aires with the participation of over 100 representatives from the federal, provincial and city government, regulators, industry, academia and civil society. The two day...read more
Cecilia Aguillón Institute of the Americas Director, Energy Transition Initiative March 8, 2019 This article was fist published in PV Magazine Durante décadas, los mercados de generación renovable distribuida (GD) han estado creciendo en el hemisferio occidental en...read more
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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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.
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.