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The coal-fired Bocamina plant in Chile, pictured above, is set to close completely by 2022, 18 years ahead of schedule. // File Photo: Chilean Government

Is Chile On Track to Become Carbon Neutral By 2050?

An Energy Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ takes on the progress of Chile’s transition toward renewable energy.

Andrés Rebolledo, Ricardo Raineri, Rodrigo Andrade, Cecilia Aguillón, María Trinidad Castro

Energy Advisor ˙

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Latin American State Oil Companies and Climate Change

Lisa Viscidi, director of the Energy, Climate Change and Extractive Industries Program, sat down with Natural Gas World to discuss her recent report, Latin American State Oil Companies: Decarbonization Strategies and Role in the Energy Transition.

Lisa Viscidi

Podcasts ˙ ˙ In a Nutshell

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Función del sector hidrocarburos en el proceso de transición energética

Lisa Viscidi, directora del programa de energía, cambio climático, e industrias extractivas, analizó las estrategias de las empresas petroleras estatales de América Latina encaminadas a reducir las emisiones directas en sus operaciones y sus estrategias para la transición energética en el evento PERÚ ENERGÍA DIGITAL 2020, organizado por Prensa Grupo.

Lisa Viscidi

Presentations ˙ ˙ PERÚ ENERGÍA DIGITAL 2020

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Electrification and Innovation Among Key Private Sector Strategies in Latin America’s Energy Transition

As the energy transition gathers pace and Latin American countries raise their emissions reduction targets, private companies are revising their business models to meet demand for renewable energy and other solutions. The United States has also reemerged as a partner on climate action in the region. This webinar explored the current and potential role of the private sector in Latin America’s energy transition and how the United States can provide support.

Jamie Dorner

Event Summaries ˙

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State of Charge: Energy Storage in Latin America and the Caribbean

Energy storage is a class of technologies that is diverse, complex, and rapidly evolving. Policymakers in Latin America and the Caribbean will need to acquire a strong grasp of the technical characteristics and benefits of these technologies, the services they can provide, and the most relevant regional and power market applications for each technology, according to this report authored by experts from the Inter-American Dialogue and the Inter-American Development Bank.

Lisa Viscidi, Nate Graham, Ariel Yépez-García, Edwin Malagón

Reports ˙ ˙ Inter-American Development Bank

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Energy and Climate Change: Latin America as a Strategic Player

In an interview with The Science of Where Magazine, Lisa Viscidi, director of the Energy, Climate Change, and Extractive Industries Program, and Sarah Phillips, program assistant, discussed Latin America’s progress toward the energy transition and its geopolitical implications. 

Lisa Viscidi, Sarah Phillips

Interviews ˙ ˙ The Science of Where Magazine

Argentina will boost shipments of oil and natural gas to Chile as part of a bilateral agreement made between the two neighboring countries on April 4. A natural gas pipeline in Argentina’s Neuquén basin is pictured. // File Photo: Argentine Government.

Will Chile Be Able to Import More Gas From Argentina?

A Latin America Energy Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on Chile and Argentina’s agreement for collaboration in energy.

Fermín Koop, Ezequiel Fernández, Roland Huxley, Schreiner Parker, Gerardo Rabinovich, James F. Channing

Latin America Advisor ˙

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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

Event Summaries ˙

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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

Event Summaries ˙

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Funding the Fight Against Climate Change

Experts discussed the call for reforming multilateral development banks (MDBs) to adjust their incentives and operating models to address the climate crisis and how green finance and other innovative methods can help drive the energy transition in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Anastasia Chacón González

Event Summaries ˙

Panelists speaking at the Seventh Annual Latin America Energy Conference

Panelists Discuss the Oil Peak, the IRA and CHIPS, and Decarbonization Strategies

The Seventh Annual Latin America Energy Conference convened experts to explore how tools like energy diplomacy, strategic investments, regulation, technology, and information could square these countries’ urgent need to decarbonize with their continued extraction of fossil fuel resources.

Michael Kerns

Event Summaries ˙