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Geopolitics of Natural Gas in the Western Hemisphere

Geopolitics of Natural Gas in the Western Hemisphere

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NPD Solarbuzz: Latin America, Caribbean Region to install 9 GW of solar PV within five years

Solar photovoltaic technology is increasing rapidly across the Latin America and Caribbean region. Currently the region exceeds 22 gigawatts of solar PV pipeline across all phases of development. Within the next five years, 9 more gigawatts of projects will be installed. The region is a good candidate for PV pipelines because the region currently has…

Why Caribbean Sustainability is Smart

Why Caribbean Sustainability is Smart

The “green” movement has taken over, tourists seek “green” hotels and resorts, professionals want to work with companies that are conscious of nature, and consumers want eco-based services and experiences. Due to this movement, it makes sense that the Caribbean is making efforts toward sustainability. by Ryan Peterson, Caribbean Journal, September 29, 2014 When 80 percent…

EU, Spain, IDB to help Caribbean develop renewable energy

The Inter-American Development Bank signed a joint declaration with the European Union and Spain regarding energy efficiency in the Caribbean. IDB is planning on working with donor organizations and countries in order to avoid duplication on projects and to collaborate in the field of renewable energy in the Caribbean. by Jamaica Observer, September 29, 2014…

Mexico energy overhaul will bring benefits, challenges

Texas legislators met to hear testimony regarding the benefits and challenges presented by the Mexico energy reform in regards to the Texas economy. Jorge Piñon gave testimony and informed the lawmakers that while the reform can be beneficial for Texas, the path will not be easy. He warned of the fragile political climate that will…

BHP Billiton, Pemex sign agreement to share deepwater knowledge

Australian company BHP Billiton has signed a deal with Mexico’s Pemex regarding knowledge of deep water operations. The Gulf of Mexico is a main area for BHP Billiton’s petroleum business, and this deal will allow them to further focus as a partner with Mexico to help develop the country’s petroleum resources.  This deal was made…

EIA: Panama Canal expansion will allow transit of larger ships with greater volumes

The main avenues of maritime navigation limit the size of tanker that carry crude oil and petroleum products; the Panamax tankers are the ships that can currently pass safely carrying 400,000-550 barrels of light sweet oil.  With the expansion the of the Panama Canal it will allow for the passage of larger vessels of 400,000-680,000…

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