How are recent energy policy changes in Brazil, Mexico, and elsewhere shaping the outlook for solar development in the medium to longer term?
Electric transportation is a critical part of a clean transport agenda that can put Colombia on a path toward improving air quality and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
As global oil prices collapsed over the last two years, regional governments have started to lose their leverage in the energy industry. To attract international investors, they must offer increasingly favorable terms, which means ceding more of their own control.
“La industria automotriz en el país ha sido conservadora, teniendo en cuenta la responsabilidad de aproximar, facilitar y promover el uso de las nuevas tecnologías”
Mexico has no shortage of skilled workers but needs to better align the qualifications of its graduates with the needs of the energy sector.
Venezuela’s oil industry has been in decline for years due to mismanagement and lack of investment. But this year, the industry’s problems seem to have multiplied as a result of the sharp decline in global oil prices.
In the past year, the Bolivian government has emerged as an outspoken critic of climate change policies.
China has rapidly emerged as the world’s leading consumer and importer of minerals.
Lower prices may also have an upside for the region’s biggest exporters, as high-cost producers in competing Canada take a hit.
At a breakfast meeting with members of the Inter-American Dialogue’s Energy and Resources Committee, Michael Reid, The Economist’s senior Latin America editor and author of the “Bello” column, discussed why he thinks the region is shifting to the right.
In December, world leaders will travel to Lima, Peru to participate in United Nations COP 20 talks.
Comparatively high rates of energy use in China and Brazil have led to investment in many forms of energy, including renewables.
With crude oil prices down 25 percent since June and holding at roughly $86 a barrel on Tuesday, Venezuela is getting nervous.
Natural gas has the potential to reduce Central America’s high energy costs and mitigate its dependence on imported oil.
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