July Energy Panorama 2023

Aug 2, 2023 | Energy

Welcome to the July edition of Energy Panorama.

This month’s featured report is the English summary of discussions at our Brazil Energy & Sustainability Roundtable in Rio de Janeiro organized in collaboration with the Brazilian Center for International Relations (CEBRI). Our sincere thanks to everyone at CEBRI for their partnership and to Tamara Handfas, a graduate student at UCSD’s School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS) for her effort to prepare and write the report, as well as Carla Lacerda and Nelson Narciso, our Non-Resident Fellows, for their support and participation.

We also want to highlight The Key Role of Seafarers in National Economies in a Net-Zero World, a report commissioned by the International Chamber of Shipping. Our research and writing team was led by Non-Resident Fellow Leonardo Beltran.

As part of our ongoing work focused on National Oil Companies in Latin America, we convened a virtual meeting with our team of Non-Resident Fellows for a presentation and review of our Net Zero and Energy Transition performance comparative analysis. GPS students Anne Charles and William Lozano-Arciniega have done a superb job collecting data and preparing the assessment.

We visited Hermosillo, Sonora for a stakeholder meeting with Sempra Energy executives, officials from the Municipality of Hermosillo, the Sonora Energy Cluster and local universities. Originally launched in Baja California, we will be replicating our Energy Ambassadors” energy literacy program in Sonora this fall.

In July, Chris Sladen, Non-Resident Fellow, published a very interesting assessment of Mexico’s overall energy sector performance data in the last decade in his Energy Matters essay.

Also in July, Jeremy Martin participated in a virtual panel hosted by CSIS Americas and delved into the role of natural gas in Mexico, energy and nearshoring, polarization between North and South and, of course, the upcoming election cycle.

As the calendar changes from July to August, we are counting down to our return to Buenos Aires on August 22 for our annual Argentina Energy Roundtable in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Regulatory Activity at the University of Buenos Aires (CEARE). The event will be held not long after the PASO primary elections and will consider the role and implications of the energy sector for the electoral cycle and the next government.

We know that it is summer holiday season for many, including some of our team; this installment of Panorama was drafted lakefront in Maine. But, regardless of where you are reading this edition of Energy Panorama – on steaming summer holiday or bundled up against the winter cold in the southern hemisphere – do not forget to mark your calendars for the XXXII annual La Jolla Conference in person on October 11-12. Check out our short teaser video to help refresh your memory of our amazing setting and event.

Featured Report

Brazil Energy & Sustainability Roundtable Summary Report

On June 27-28, in collaboration with the Brazilian Center for International Relations (CEBRI), the Institute of the Americas co-hosted the Brazil Energy & Sustainability Roundtable in Rio de Janeiro. Our discussions featuring representatives from industry, government and the private sector assessed and debated the mosaic of the Brazilian energy sector and role as a key stakeholder for global energy security across a wide range of energy sources, as well as Nature Based Solutions for emissions reduction.

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The Key Role of Seafarers in National Economies in a Net-Zero World
By IOA staff and UC San Diego students

Energy Matters: Mexico – a decade of change?
By Chris Sladen for Energy Matters


Energy, Environment, and Opportunities for Mexico’s Natural Gas Sector

Upcoming Events

Argentina Energy Roundtable

August 22 | Buenos Aires

XXXII La Jolla Energy Conference

October 11-12 | La Jolla, California