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Energy in the Americas

Ambassador Carlos Pascual discussed regional development of renewable energies in the context of U.S. global energy policy. Duncan Wood then launched a series of new reports entitled, "RE-Energizing the Border: Renewable Energy, Green Jobs and Border Infrastructure."

Date & Time

Friday
May. 11, 2012
9:00am – 10:30am ET

Location

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Overview

Ambassador Carlos Pascual offered a keynote address that placed the regional development of renewable energies in the context of U.S. global energy policy. He described how growing energy consumption in emerging market countries requires the development of new energy resources. He suggested that while shale oil and gas, which are plentiful in the Americas, could help meet growing demand, the development of renewable energy will also be necessary.

The Mexico Institute’s Senior Advisor for its Renewable Energy Initiative, Duncan Wood, then launched a series of new reports entitled RE-Energizing the Border: Renewable Energy, Green Jobs and Border Infrastructure. The reports demonstrate the very significant potential for the development of wind, biofuel, and solar energy resources in the northern Mexico border states.

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Mexico Institute

The Mexico Institute seeks to improve understanding, communication, and cooperation between Mexico and the United States by promoting original research, encouraging public discussion, and proposing policy options for enhancing the bilateral relationship. A binational Advisory Board, chaired by Luis Téllez and Earl Anthony Wayne, oversees the work of the Mexico Institute.   Read more

Latin American Program

The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin American Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action.  Read more

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