The Regulation and Policy of Latin American Energy Transitions

Author: Lucas Guimaraes

Publisher: Elsevier Science

ISBN: 9780128195215

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 396

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The Regulation and Policy of Latin American Energy Transitions examines the ongoing revolution within the energy landscape of Latin America. This book includes real-world examples from across the continent to demonstrate the current landscape of energy policy in Latin America. It focuses on distributed energy resources, including distributed generation, energy efficiency and microgrids, but also addresses the role of less common energy sources, such as geothermal and biogas, as well as discusses the changing role of energy actors, where consumers become prosumers or prosumagers, and utilities become service providers. The legal frameworks that are still hampering the transformation of the energy landscape are explored, together with an analysis of the economic, planning-related and social aspects of energy transitions, which can help address the issue of how inequalities are affecting and being affected by energy transitions. The book is suitable for policy makers, lawyers, economists and social science professionals working with energy policy, as well as researchers and industry professionals in the field. It is an ideal source for anyone involved in energy policy and regulation across Latin America. Reviews key legal and policy features defining success and failure within the diverse Latin American energy transitions Provides clear descriptions and comparisons of current and potential future policy frameworks in Latin America across differing social, economic, geo-political and policy contexts Analyzes the potential role of new technologies and practices in developing the region's energy economy Poses key regulatory challenges and possible means to finance the envisioned transitions
From Fossil Fuels to Low Carbon Energy Transition

Author: Geoffrey Wood

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783031002991

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 293

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Focusing on five key themes - hydrocarbons, electricity, mining, social license to operate, and arbitration/dispute resolution- via in-depth country and regional case studies, this book seeks to capture the contrasting and sometimes conflicting trends in energy governance in Latin America as it wrestles with a dependence on fossil fuels whilst shifting toward a low carbon future. Energy transition continues to sit at the centre of the Latin American policy debate as the world continues to push for carbon neutrality by 2050. Latin America is undergoing a renewable energy transition, with substantial reserves (solar, wind, hydro, geothermal) and many countries in the region setting ambitious renewable energy policies, laws, and regulations to address climate change. However, recent initiatives to promote renewables must be placed in context. Historically, Latin America has developed and improved its economic and social standards due primarily to an economy based on the extractive industries and fossil fuels. This places renewables at the crossroads of multiple drivers, as the region seek to ensure security of supply, attract investment, and facilitate a low carbon energy transition.
Latin America Global Insertion, Energy Transition, and Sustainable Development

Author: Leonardo E. Stanley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108896375

Category: Business & Economics

Page:

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This Element focuses on Latin American fossil fuel producer countries and how they are dealing with the transition towards a greener energy matrix. The challenges involved are multiple and ethical in substance. In particular, a worldwide expansion in clean energies would reduce climate change, physical risks. A rapid transition, however, induces the irruption of a new (financial) risk. The energy transition, in addition, could be thought of as a new arena for political disputes. Finally, it evaluates the relevance of monetary policy and financial regulation to tackle the issue from a macro perspective. Energy transition, however, have also long-term but uncertain consequences on the national economy. Henceforth, and in order to minimize risks, a long-term, strategic vision of the challenge confronted by the region becomes mandatory. To tackle all these problems, this Element profits from contributions of different disciplines.
Energy Transition

Author: Jens Lowitzsch

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319935188

Category: Political Science

Page: 794

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Consumer (co-)ownership in renewable energy (RE) is essential to the overall success of Energy Transition. In June 2018, the European Union agreed on a corresponding enabling framework as part of a recast of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II). The transposition of these comprehensive rules – in particular those on local RE communities – requires developing, implementing and rolling out business models that broaden the capital participation of consumers. The challenge is to include municipalities and/or commercial investors like SMEs and advance to economies of scale while retaining the benefits of individual consumer participation. This book is addressed to energy consumers in local communities, their municipalities and to the policy makers who represent them. Additionally, non-EU countries, in particular those where rural areas have limited access to energy, e.g. in Asia, Africa and Latin America, may be interested in the benefits of consumer ownership. While demand for energy in developing countries is growing, access to energy is crucial for improving the quality of life. The editor of this book presents a new model of consumer ownership in RE for both the EU and countries worldwide. Part One describes the rationale for consumer ownership in RE with regard to social, organizational, legal and financial conditions. Part Two discusses the issue of financing RE and introduces a new financing technique, the Consumer Stock Ownership Plan (CSOP), comparing it to traditional models. Part Three provides 18 country studies from Europe, North America, South America and Asia, organized so as to enable a cross-country comparison of policy approaches and feasibility. Policy recommendations are based on the results of this survey. Part Four summarizes, compares the best practice cases, presents a cost-benefit analysis of “prosumage” and against this background evaluates the impact on future policy.
World Energy Outlook

Author: International Energy Agency

Publisher: Organization for Economic

ISBN: OSU:32435059791129

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 484

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This World Energy Outlook, the first since the Kyoto agreement on climate change, is based on a new methodology and a new world energy model. It analyzes the major issues and uncertainties of the global energy scene from now through the year 2020. In this period, the Outlook projects world energy demand to grow by 65 percent and carbon dioxide emissions by 70 percent--unless governments impose strict policies to restrain them.The Outlook examines the emissions-cutting commitments made at Kyoto and points out that they will be impossible to meet if governments continue to treat energy as "business as usual." A whole new policy-mix--including regulations, flexible market mechanisms, and the encouragement of less polluting sources--will be required to meet the Kyoto targets.The book provides a summary and presents details concerning the outlook for power generation, oil, gas, coal, and biomass. Color graphics and forecast tables show prospects to 2020 for such variables as electricity generation capacity and fuel consumption, investment in new plants, prospective hydropower and nuclear generating capacity, oil demand by sector, oil reserves, unconventional oil supplies, natural gas consumption by region, gas reserves, coal consumption, and much more. The book provides detailed energy outlooks for OECD Europe, OECD North America, OECD Pacific, Transition Economies, China, East Asia, South Asia, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East. Over 50 pages of tables provide more detailed projections for energy balances and CO2 emissions by region. An annex provides information on definitions and conversion factors.Includes color graphs and charts
World Energy Outlook

Author: International Energy Agency

Publisher: Organization for Economic

ISBN: 9264161856

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 484

View: 374

This World Energy Outlook, the first since the Kyoto agreement on climate change, is based on a new methodology and a new world energy model. It analyzes the major issues and uncertainties of the global energy scene from now through the year 2020. In this period, the Outlook projects world energy demand to grow by 65 percent and carbon dioxide emissions by 70 percent--unless governments impose strict policies to restrain them.The Outlook examines the emissions-cutting commitments made at Kyoto and points out that they will be impossible to meet if governments continue to treat energy as "business as usual." A whole new policy-mix--including regulations, flexible market mechanisms, and the encouragement of less polluting sources--will be required to meet the Kyoto targets.The book provides a summary and presents details concerning the outlook for power generation, oil, gas, coal, and biomass. Color graphics and forecast tables show prospects to 2020 for such variables as electricity generation capacity and fuel consumption, investment in new plants, prospective hydropower and nuclear generating capacity, oil demand by sector, oil reserves, unconventional oil supplies, natural gas consumption by region, gas reserves, coal consumption, and much more. The book provides detailed energy outlooks for OECD Europe, OECD North America, OECD Pacific, Transition Economies, China, East Asia, South Asia, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East. Over 50 pages of tables provide more detailed projections for energy balances and CO2 emissions by region. An annex provides information on definitions and conversion factors.Includes color graphs and charts
Sustainable Development

Author: Director Center for Global Studies Houston Advanced Research Center Professor of Public Affairs Jurgen Schmandt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521653053

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 243

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In this book, prominent authors discuss what changes must occur to ensure a successful transition to sustainability.
Regulatory Policy in Latin America

Author: Professor Department of Political Science Luigi Manzetti

Publisher: University of Miami North South Center Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105028550627

Category: History

Page: 301

View: 492

Privatization in Latin America has meant that governments have had to redefine their roles as entrepreneurs to those of effective regulators. Are they up to this task, and how have they tackled these new roles? This volume attempts to answer these fundamental questions.