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Latin America and the Caribbean: Blessed with resources, overwhelmed by choice?

Latin America is a fossil fuel-rich region with strong oil and gas reserves and a great potential for the exploitation of renewable energy sources, in particular large hydropower projects. But the region’s energy wealth is unevenly distributed and has enormous untapped potential, said panel moderator José Antonio Vargas Lleras, Vice Chair of Latin American and the […]

Posted on 14 October 2013

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Mexican proposal could have profound impacts on oil & gas and electricity sectors

On 12 August the President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, announced a proposal that could reform the country’s massive energy sector and open it to private and foreign investment. President Peña Nieto proposed to change two articles of the constitution which forbid private companies to benefit from profit-sharing contracts and to participate in the Mexican […]

Posted on 21 August 2013

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WEC Argentina highlights investment shortfall and smart grid potential

Argentina’s electrical system has been hampered by the lack of capacity and network investments amid soaring energy demand during the last decade, delegates heard at a recent seminar organised by CACME, the WEC’s Argentine committee. Mr Silvio Resnich, an Argentine energy consultant and CACME member, highlighted the current state of the Argentine electricity system at […]

Posted on 7 August 2013

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WEC Colombia teams up with universities to showcase smart grid innovation

Colombia’s efforts to be at the forefront of smart grid innovation were showcased at a recent seminar hosted by the WEC Colombian committee (COCME) and several universities. COCME co-hosted its third technical seminar, “Opportunities and Barriers for the Implementation of Smart Grids in Colombia”, on 7 June in Medellín to look at how such intelligent […]

Posted on 5 August 2013

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World Energy Council grows its Latin America and Caribbean network with the appointment of new Regional Manager

London, 11 June 2013 – The World Energy Council (WEC) has appointed Dr Nicolás M. Depetris Chauvin as its new Regional Manager for the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region. Dr Depetris Chauvin will be supporting the WEC in strengthening its network in the LAC region. He has been tasked to promote the participation of […]

Posted on 11 June 2013

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Energy efficiency makes business sense, WEC Colombia event heard

Colombian energy experts and business leaders highlighted how energy efficiency can help boost business competitiveness and cost savings at a recent event organised by COCME, the WEC’s Colombian member committee. At the seminar “Energy efficiency: business vision and competitiveness”, senior Colombian figures told more than 200 representatives from industry, businesses, and academia that technology choice, […]

Posted on 15 April 2013

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WEC Colombia hosts discussion on critical energy issues

The WEC’s recently published study on world energy issues was showcased at a seminar organised by COCME, the WEC’s Colombian member committee. At the seminar “Regional and Global Energy Panorama” (21 February, Bogotá), José Antonio Vargas Lleras, Chair of COCME and WEC Vice-Chair for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), presented the 2013 World Energy […]

Posted on 4 April 2013

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New World Energy Council report identifies the critical issues holding back the transition of the global energy sector

NEW DELHI – Continued uncertainty in the future direction of climate frameworks, political instability of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, energy price volatility, and the global economic recession are what energy leaders consider as the top ‘insomnia’ issues driving the world energy agenda this year, according to the 2013 World Energy Issues […]

Posted on 7 February 2013

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Bi-Regional Forum highlights priorities of the Americas

Improving the integration of renewables and increasing energy efficiency measures in the energy system of Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) were amongst the key messages that emerged out of the World Energy Council’s 3rd Bi-Regional Forum for the Americas. The event, which took place in Cancun, Mexico, from 6 to 7 December, gathered more […]

Posted on 8 December 2012

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Details of Bolivian energy plan revealed at WEC Bolivia conference

Senior Bolivian government figures revealed further details for the country’s new energy plan at a conference organised last month (22–23 August) by the Bolivian Chamber of Hydrocarbons and Energy (Cámara Boliviana de Hidrocarburos y Energía, or CBHE), the WEC Bolivian committee. Bolivia launched its energy plans last year in a bid to improve the country’s […]

Posted on 1 September 2012

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