Happy New Year! Welcome to the first edition of 2023 Energy Panorama.
Our featured report this month is 2023 Energy Landscape and Outlook. It is our traditional start-of-the-year compilation of essays prepared by our Non-Resident Fellows. The report sets forth a high-level overview and insights based upon two principal themes: things I did not expect in 2022 and things I do expect in 2023.
January also featured a new chapter and avenue of engagement with our neighbors at the University of California San Diego School of Global Policy & Strategy (GPS).
In a virtual meeting with our Non-Resident Fellows and several GPS graduate students, we convened a discussion around the future of the energy sector not just in Latin America, but globally. We debated how to balance booming demand with the climate imperative, including an interesting tangent on the role of nuclear energy (the majority was in favor and sees fusion as a solution in 10-20 years). More importantly, we heard from the students as to their goals and aspirations – how and where they are focused in their studies and research and what career paths might be most interesting and desired.
Non-Resident Fellow, Leonardo Beltran, co-authored a University of Calgary, School of Public Policy report on achieving a North American Carbon Exchange that set forth an excellent assessment of benefits and challenges of a North American carbon exchange, as well as policies and actions to create a sustainable and beneficial way forward.
Trinidad Castro, Non-Resident Fellow, oversaw the publication of the World Energy Council Chile’s annual report. Also, Non-Resident Fellow Chris Sladen wrote about overindulging during the holidays in his latest ANZMEX essay “Energy matters – Out of shape?”
In the IOA’s monthly column in El Heraldo, Jeremy Martin wrote about the “Pico del Petróleo.” He also co-authored US-Mexico Natural Gas and LNG Collaboration, together with GPS second-year student, William Lozano-Arciniega, an essay for the Winter 2023 edition of Wilson Quarterly.
As the new year unfolds, mark your calendars to join us in Spain for the 4th annual Madrid Energy Conference on April 18-20 and stay tuned for news about an event in Brazil in the first quarter, as well as Argentina and, of course the La Jolla Conference later this year in the new fall timing.
In the News
March 28-29 | Río de Janeiro
April 18-20 | Madrid, Spain