Welcome to the August edition of Energy Panorama. 

As the Northern Hemisphere summer holiday season comes to an end, we are pleased to share compilations of our infographic series “Hydrogen Potential in Latin America” and our Policy Briefs based upon discussions at Virtual Roundtables held during the 30th La Jolla Conference. The Policy Briefs make for wonderful Labor Day holiday weekend beach reading for those in the US.

Our analysis this month focused largely on the upcoming COP26 meeting in Glasgow, Scotland. 

In an essay as part of the Just Transition Initiative, Non-Resident Fellow Leonardo Beltran contributed insights on the Glasgow meeting and the opportunity for international financial support for Latin America and the Caribbean’s just transition to net-zero. 

Chris Sladen, our Non-Resident Fellow, focused his latest ANZMEX Energy Matters essay and commentary on the pressure governments and the energy industry are under as they meet in the UK, a unique curtain raiser for COP26.

Additionally, Richard Kiy and Tania Miranda and the Institute’s Energy & Climate Change Program were part of the U.S-Mexico Climate Change Working Group and contributed to a white paper on Climate Finance. The report assessed the financing gap Mexico faces to be able to implement its Paris Agreement pledges, as well as areas of potential interest for the US to support Mexico.

Together with the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) and the Honduran Private Sector Council (COHEP) we launched a three-part workshop series in August. The workshops take stock of the progress to date regarding implementation of the Electricity Industry Law in Honduras, as well as crafting a Roadmap to define next steps as the country’s political transition occurs in November.

Also this month, Jeremy Martin addressed the Energy Talks meeting series at Canacintra Tijuana on the topic of “China-Latin America Energy.”

Lastly, be sure to mark your calendars for September 9-10 and our upcoming sessions on US-Ecuador trade and investment, including a keynote from Minister of Energy Juan Carlos Bermeo, as well as our virtual roundtables on September 29 and October 1 as part of this year’s Madrid Energy Conference. 

Hydrogen Potential in Latin America – Infographic Series

Compilation of all Three Infographics

30th La Jolla Conference Policy Briefs

Elections and Energy

Future of Transport

Electrifying Everything

Future of Hydrocarbons


Challenges & Opportunities in U.S.-Mexico Climate Finance Cooperation

COP26 is a golden opportunity for the region’s just transition

Energy matters VOL.32 – Under pressure?

Upcoming Events

US-Ecuador Bilateral Relations Post COVID: Build Back Better Together – Sep 9-10

Madrid Energy Conference Virtual Roundtables – Sep 29 & Oct 1