Energy Panorama January 2024

January Panorama

Welcome to the January installment of Energy Panorama. Happy belated New Year!

Just prior to the holiday break, we convened a virtual meeting with all our Non-Resident Fellows. We celebrated another year and had a celebratory toast. We also spent some time discussing the key trends and aspects for the coming year. Our discussion centered around elections and debating what we ultimately summarized as a question: a new world order?


Our thoughts are compiled in our featured report this month: 2024 Energy Outlook: A New World Order? This year, we changed our format slightly. We organized the outlook into three distinct prompts with individual, shorter responses to each.

The prompts for our 2024 outlook are:

· How will the energy sector be impacted by the multitude of elections across the globe?

· How likely is COP28 and international climate and energy governance to impact domestic policy in Latin America and the Caribbean?

· Is there a new world order emerging?

Beyond perspectives from our distinguished group of Non-Resident Fellows, we are pleased for our 2024 outlook to include contributions from three second year UC San Diego School of Global Policy & Strategy graduate students – Anne CharlesTamara Handfas and Angela Solanilla — all of whom have been interns and researchers at the IOA over the last year.

This month we also published a unique brief “The Guyana Venezuela Border Crisis.” The brief was prepared by Riyad Insanally, a career diplomat who last served as Guyana’s Ambassador to the United States of America and Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States. Ambassador Insanally participated as a panelist at the XXXII La Jolla Energy Conference and discussed these issues. This brief expands upon his insights and commentary at the conference.

Opinion & Analysis

·  Our Non-Resident Fellows have also been busy penning opinion pieces and essays. Cecilia Aguillón contributed a commentary to the Inter-American Dialogue’s Energy Advisor newsletter pertaining to the question: What Is Ecopetrol Prioritizing in its Spending Plan?

·  In his ANZMEX Energy Matters essay, Chris Sladen took a much deeper dive into the multitude of elections across the world and what they portend for the energy sector in Wanna be elected?

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