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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.

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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.


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Lisa Viscidi, Program Director
Genaro Arriagada, Non-Resident Senior Fellow
Paul Shortell, Program Assistant

For more information, contact Paul Shortell at
pshortell@thedialogue.org or (202) 463-2933.

 

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