Welcome to the February edition. A short month, but full of developments for the Energy & Sustainability program.
The big news this month was the announcement of the new timing and location for our flagship La Jolla Energy Conference. With a nudge from COVID, we shifted it to the fall – September 28 & 29. We also chose a new location – Estancia La Jolla Hotel.
We have subtitled this year’s Conference “Debating the Future of Energy in Latin America and the Caribbean.” The urgent need to reduce emissions while ensuring energy security is at the core of the debate. We will dedicate much of the agenda to several of the angles, players, and implications associated with the latest trends and developments. Critical minerals, further deployment of renewables, electromobility, hydrogen, carbon capture and the role for natural gas are all part of the mosaic.
We are also pleased to share our featured report this month, Vivir Sin Energía Eléctrica En Baja California, a product of our yearlong research project together with Colegio de la Frontera Norte (COLEF) and Pronatura Noroeste. We are grateful to the Sempra Energy Foundation for the grant to launch the original project in 2021.
The team was busy with panels and external events in February. Cecilia Aguillon, Energy Transition Initiative Director, chaired a panel on sustainable supply chains as part of the ECPA Ministerial hosted by the Government of Panama, OAS and US State Department. Jeremy Martin, our VP, joined a discussion of Baja California and cross border energy issues.
We are also progressing in our project with our Non-Resident Fellows assessing energy transition and workforce readiness and continue to meet and gain input to finalize the report and other pieces.
We are also delighted to announce that in addition to the in-person Madrid Energy Conference slated for April 6-8, we are finalizing plans for an in-person Argentina Energy Roundtable on May 11-12 in Buenos Aires.
We will also be launching a new webinar series in June focused on geothermal in the Americas and the intersection with energy transition goals and critical mineral development. It is also the subject of our Non-Resident Fellow Chris Sladen’s latest ANZMEZ Energy Matters essay – Hot on the trail.
Please stay tuned for all these exciting developments in the coming weeks and months.
Opinion & Analysis
Non-resident fellow Chris Sladen
In the News
La Voz de América
Interview with non-resident fellow Roger Tissot – CNN Radio
Details coming soon:
- Argentina Energy Roundtable
Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Geothermal Webinar series