Caribbean and Central American Energy in Transition
Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, Bureau of Energy Resources
US Department of State
Chair, Energy Advisory Group and Senior Nonresident Latin America Center Energy Fellow
Goldwyn Global Strategies
Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Director, Latin America Growth Initiative, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Energy security remains at the forefront of issues facing the Caribbean and Central America. With Venezuela's economy in a tailspin, the eleven-year-old Petrocaribe oil alliance could suffer an abrupt demise. This could have serious regional consequences even though Central American and Caribbean member-nations have taken strides to diversify and transition into cheaper, cleaner energy sources. What are the next steps? How can the United States and the international community continue to empower the region?
Join us for a discussion on these developments one day before leaders gather in Washington, DC for the US-Caribbean-Central America Energy Summit. The discussion will address opportunities for increased cooperation in the region's energy integration. It will also launch the latest Atlantic Council report on the subject, The Waning of Petrocaribe?: Central America and Caribbean Energy in Transition, written by David L. Goldwyn and Cory R. Gill.