Geopolitics of Renewable Energy in Latin America

Latin America's energy policy is undergoing fundamental structural changes, such as lower wind and solar energy prices, the discovery of shale gas in Argentina and pre-salt reserves off the coast of Rio de Janeiro. In addition, the effects of climate change in the region, especially the Caribbean, have become a constant challenge for the entire community. Hurricanes, glacier melts and floods are just a few examples commonly reported by the media.

 

The present study, with the theme “Geopolitics of Renewable Energy in Latin America ”, funded in partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Foundation, focused on the political conditions and energy resources of the region to present the results of this survey, which interviewed about 700 people. interviewed were politicians, academics and civil society representatives from 10 Latin American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama and Peru.
Among regional structural conditions, we assume that Latin America is a region rich in renewable energy and has a long tradition in hydroelectric and biomass energy. With this, we intend to understand the perception of these interviewees regarding the geopolitics of regional renewable energy, considering the specificities of Latin America.

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