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A Difficult Balancing Act
Ministerio TIC Colombia/ Presidente Juan Manuel Santos en el APP de Manizales/ CC BY 2.0
President Juan Manuel Santos must set a clear energy strategy and use political skill to build support from industry as well as social and environmental activists. Program Director Lisa Viscidi outlines the challenges the Santos administration will face in an article featured in Colombia's El Tiempo. To read an English language version of this article, please click here.
Mexico's Electricity Reforms:
Promise and Challenges
Stefan Andrej Shambora/ Electric Power Line Towers/ CC BY 2.0
Mexico's energy reform opened the door for much-needed improvements in the electricity sector, but structural change will be a long process and the greatest benefits will materialize only over the course of a decade, according to a recently released report from the Inter-American Dialogue featured in the Financial Times and Mexico's AM. Click here to read the working paper in English. Para leer el informe en Español, favor de hacer click aquí.
The Energy, Climate Change and Extractive Industries Program seeks to improve understanding and communication on energy policy issues in Latin America through research, public events and roundtable discussions. By producing balanced analysis and convening policymakers, corporate leaders and industry experts, the program informs and shapes policies that promote investment while encouraging economically, socially and environmentally responsible development of natural resources.
The Energy Program is now accepting internship applications for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015. Click here for more information.
Lisa Viscidi, Program Director
Genaro Arriagada, Non-Resident Senior Fellow
Paul Shortell, Program Assistant
For more information, contact Paul Shortell at
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PARTNERS AND SPONSORS
- A Brighter Future for Mexico: The Promise and Challenge of Electricity Reform, Lisa Viscidi and Paul Shortell, June 12, 2014. (Español) (Chinese)
- Informe avance SIEPAC y propuesa de medidas, Genaro Arriagada, June 10, 2014
- Natural Gas in Central America, Paul Shortell, Kathryn Baragwanath and Carlos Sucre, March 7, 2014
- China, América Latina y Estados Unidos: energía, un triángulo en dificultades, Genaro Arriagada and Ramón Espinasa, February 28, 2014. (English)
- Shale Gas in Latin America: Opportunities and Challenges, David Mares, July 17, 2013.
- How lack of skills can derail Mexico’s energy reform, Jason Fargo in PREAL Blog, August 12, 2014. (Español)
- In Need of Investment, Peru Rolls Back Environmental Standards, Paul Shortell in World Politics Review, July 28, 2014.
- What Will COP20 Mean for Climate Change & Energy?, Lisa Viscidi in Latin America Advisor, July 17, 2014.
- La difícil búsqueda del equilibrio, Lisa Viscidi in El Tiempo, July 11, 2014. (English).
- How Should Colombia Handle Oil and Mining Royalties?, Lisa Viscidi in Latin America Advisor, July 3, 2014.
- The Future Still Looks Bright for Brazil's Energy Giant, Petrobras, Lisa Viscidi in Oil Price, May 1, 2014.
- Environment vs. Economy: The Hydropower Debate in Latin America, Lisa Viscidi and Paul Shortell in Latin Business Chronicle, April 14, 2014.
- Latin America Seeks Place in Oil's New World Order, Lisa Viscidi in Business News Americas, April 3, 2014.
- Is Brazil's Petrobras on the Right Track? Lisa Viscidi in Latin America Advisor, March 20, 2014.
- La crisis energética de Argentina en números, Claudio Loser in Infolatam, January 6, 2014.
- La baja en precios de la electricidad se dará hasta 2040: expertos, Lisa Viscidi and Paul Shortell in Yancuic, July 21, 2014.
- Reforma energética fracasará si no bajan tarifas eléctricas: expertos, Lisa Viscidi and Paul Shortell in El Financiero, July 10, 2014.
- Shale boom confounds forecasts as US set to pass Russia, Saudi Arabia, Lisa Viscidi in Reuters, July 9, 2014.
- Energy: Back to black, Lisa Viscidi and Paul Shortell in Financial Times, June 23, 2014.
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