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Brazilian Energy Policy under Lula: What to Expect

To explore Lula’s plans for Brazil’s energy sector, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted the online event “Power in Brazil – Energy Policy Post-Election” on November 8, 2022. 

MK Vereen, Daniela Stevens

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¿Qué podemos esperar de Estados Unidos en la COP27?

¿Es razonable esperar que Estados Unidos tenga un protagonismo o incremente sus compromisos de acción climática durante la COP27 en Sharm el-Sheikh? ¿Qué herramientas le quedan en su política doméstica que reflejen un renovado y ambicioso compromiso internacional?

Daniela Stevens

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Nexos

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North America 2.0 | Forging a Continental Future

Published by the Wilson Center, North America 2.0 | Forging a Continental Future offers an agenda for how the region’s leaders can forge inclusive and effective strategies that ensure North America’s next decades build upon past successes—while addressing serious shortcomings.

Daniela Stevens

Books ˙ ˙ The Wilson Center

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Prospects for Offshore Wind Energy in LAC

On September 9, 2022, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a webinar entitled “Offshore Wind Energy in LAC – Gauging Speed and Direction.”

MK Vereen, Daniela Stevens

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Great Expectations: Colombian Energy Policy under Petro

As part of his energy and climate campaign promises, Colombian President-elect Gustavo Petro’s intention to halt oil exploration and pilot fracking projects and accelerate the transition to renewable energy raises questions about the direction of energy policy in the country.

Simón Ladino Cano

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Enablers of Low-Carbon Hydrogen in LAC

On June 28, 2022, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a webinar entitled “Low-Carbon Hydrogen in LAC – Prospects and Pathways”. This online event sought to explore public and private sector plans to develop the hydrogen industry in the region, specifically focusing on barriers to the production, use, and commercialization of low-carbon hydrogen as well as international and cross-sectoral cooperation strategies to accelerate the implementation of this technology.

Simón Ladino Cano, MK Vereen

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Climate Adaptation in the Northern Triangle: How the United States Can Foster Locally Led and Sustainable Change

This report, informed by the Dialogue’s Task Force on Climate Change in the Northern Triangle, complements the recommendations of the previous report in the series, on themes such as agriculture, water, energy, and finance, with strategic recommendations for US assistance to foster effective and sustainable adaptation, especially through empowering local leadership.

Nate Graham, MK Vereen, Allison Woolverton

Reports ˙ ˙ Download the Report

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Electric Mobility in Central America

Electric vehicles (EV) play an essential role in mitigating transport sector emissions, reducing air pollution, slashing reliance on oil imports, and improving urban mobility. The six nations of Central America covered in this publication—Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama—are all at differing stages of developing EV markets.

Lisa Viscidi

Reports ˙ ˙ Inter-American Development Bank

U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm met with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Jan. 20 in Mexico City to discuss Mexico’s oil-centric energy reforms. // Photo: @SecGranholm via Twitter.

What Would AMLO’s Power Sector Plan Mean for Mexico?

A Latin America Energy Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on Mexican President López Obrador’s power sector plan.

Gerónimo Gutiérrez Fernández, Amy Glover Drake, Earl Anthony Wayne, Pamela Starr, Larry B. Pascal, Nicolas Lloreda

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