ReportMar 6, 2020
A new energy strategy for the Western Hemisphere
By David L. Goldwyn
The Western Hemisphere is full of potential and we have the opportunity to galvanize it into an energy powerhouse. This new US energy strategy for the Western Hemisphere will help raise the global competitiveness of the hemisphere, advance its shared prosperity, and improve national and energy security as a result.
EnergySourceApr 20, 2020
Containing Russian influence in Venezuela
By David L. Goldwyn and Andrea Clabough
The Russian government has been instrumental in preserving the Maduro regime, despite years of intense domestic and international pressure favoring a democratic transition, providing the regime invaluable diplomatic leverage, security personnel, and material, as well as an economic lifeline. The US strategy for a democratic Venezuela must recognize these realities and focus on containing Russian influence in Venezuela, as it cannot end it.
EnergySourceSep 27, 2019
Exclusive interview on climate leadership with H.E. Sebastián Piñera, president of Chile
By Julia Pyper
H.E. Sebastián Piñera, president of Chile, discusses Chile’s upcoming hosting of the COP25 climate conference, what has motivated Chile’s leadership on climate and clean energy and where it fits into the country’s global strategy, and what steps the country is taking at home to lead by example.
EnergySourceSep 23, 2019
Make way for Chile: Latin America’s next climate frontrunner
By Zachary Strauss
Chile has firmly launched itself into the low-carbon future and has demonstrated no interest in going back. As the public electric transport capital of the Americas with a robust renewable energy and environmental policy framework, Chile stands as an exemplar of climate progress and vision, both in the region and beyond.
EnergySourceMar 26, 2018
Mexico’s presidential election: Energy reforms at risk
By David L. Goldwyn
Mexico’s historic and successful energy reforms are at risk in its upcoming Presidential elections. The leading candidate for the Presidency, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, referred to as AMLO, of the Morena party, has recently doubled down on his critiques of the reforms. He has pledged to review existing oil contracts, indicated he would require national […]
ReportMar 9, 2018
The collapse of the Venezuelan oil industry and its global consequences
By Francisco Monaldi
Venezuela is in a state of desperation as its oil industry—what are the factors leading to the oil collapse, sanctions options and their impact, the impacts of Russia’s and China’s increasing presence, and various short and long-term scenarios for the industry against a potential default?
ReportMay 3, 2016
The waning of Petrocaribe? Central America and Caribbean energy in transition
By David L. Goldwyn, Cory R. Gill
Petrocaribe, Caracas’ eleven-year-old energy and diplomatic alliance, is weakening. As Venezuela spirals closer to economic demise, the United States and the international community have an unprecedented opportunity to support Central America and the Caribbean’s transition away from Petrocaribe. How can the United States, Central America, and the Caribbean to advance together toward a more sustainable energy future?
ReportAug 25, 2014
New Atlantic Council Report on Mexico’s Energy Reform: Mexico “Ready to Launch” Predicts Large Foreign Investment and Boost in Manufacturing from Cheaper Electricity
By The Atlantic Council
A report by the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center argues that Mexico’s recently enacted energy reform will “transform Mexico into a major energy and industrial power.” Co-authored by the Arsht Center’s Senior Nonresident Energy Fellow and former US State Department Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, David Goldwyn, NEW report reviews […]
ReportDec 19, 2013
Mexico Rising: Comprehensive Energy Reform at Last?
By David J. Goldwyn
A report released today by the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center on Mexican energy reform argues that Mexico has positioned itself to become a major player in the global market as a competitive and transparent supplier of oil. Authored by former State Department Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs David Goldwyn, […]
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