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The Regulation and Policy of Latin American Energy Transitions examines the ongoing revolution within the energy landscape of Latin America. Avoiding a country-by-country approach, this book selects and analyzes illustrative examples as distinctive features take shape within the continent. The work focuses on distributed energy resources, including distributed generation, demand response management, behind-the-meter batteries and electric vehicles. The changing role of energy actors, where consumers become prosumers or prosumagers and utilities become service providers is also explored. Load management, tariffs and revenue impacts round out additional sections, along with the legal frameworks that are still hampering change. Finally, factors that are still hampering progress in this direction and how future policies may drive a complete transition in a renewable-rich Latin America is presented.
A noted expert on Russian energy argues that despite Europe's geopolitical rivalries, natural gas and deals based on it unite Europe's nations in mutual self-interest. Three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the breakup of the Soviet empire, the West faces a new era of East-West tensions. Any vision of a modern Russia integrated into the world economy and aligned in peaceful partnership with a reunited Europe has abruptly vanished. Two opposing narratives vie to explain the strategic future of Europe, one geopolitical and one economic, and both center on the same resource: natural gas. In The Bridge, Thane Gustafson, an expert on Russian oil and gas, argues that the political rivalries that capture the lion's share of media attention must be viewed alongside multiple business interests and differences in economic ideologies. With a dense network of pipelines linking Europe and Russia, natural gas serves as a bridge that unites the region through common interests. Tracking the economic and political role of natural gas through several countries-Russia and Ukraine, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, and Norway-The Bridge details both its history and its likely future. As Gustafson suggests, there are reasons for optimism, but whether the gas bridge can ultimately survive mounting geopolitical tensions and environmental challenges remains to be seen.
More than a dozen of the futures industry's leading authorities provide you with an even broader background in both the theory and practice of energy futures trading in this newly-updated text. They review the history of the futures markets and the fundamentals of trading, hedging, and technical analysis; then update you on the newest trends in energy futures trading - natural gas and electric futures, options, regulations, and new information services. What's New: New chapters specifically dedicated to the oil futures market, natural gas markets, and electricity markets A new chapter on market fundamentals with details on how to manage energy supply and trading groups A sample electricity contract. About the Author: John Elting Treat is Vice President of Booz, Allen & Hamilton, Inc., a firm responsible for management consulting to the energy industry. He also leads the firm's wargaming activities. His recent work includes assignments for national and international companies in both North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Mr Treat received degrees in International Economics from Princeton and from Johns Hopkins University.
Un rapport de la Banque mondiale recommande aux gouvernements des pays d' Afrique subsaharienne d'investir dans des plans d'etectrification coordonnes a long terme pour atteindre plus rapidement leurs objectifs de developpernent.
Many countries have developed comparative advantages in energy and carbon-intensive sectors which have helped them escape poverty and fuel shared prosperity. This report deepens the understanding of the impacts that carbon-intensive countries may face from uncertain but possible developments such as international climate policies, trade measures, transformational technology trends, and shifts in consumer preferences that can affect global demand for fossil fuels and the cost of burning them. The report's methodological framework combines qualitative and quantitative analysis, offering new insights into understanding impacts and the most robust and sustainable coping strategies. Its key messages include: * Countries have different carbon-intensive assets-resources in the ground and built infrastructure-that vary in their exposure and vulnerability to transformational trends. * Structural transformations are normal in history, and many coping strategies have turned risks into new development opportunities. * Climate change adds new momentum to the traditional diversification debates in resource-intensive countries. The best hedging strategies are based on deep diversification not only of outputs and exports but also of the asset base-natural, physical, human, and intangible capital. * Countries will use a menu of policies to manage structural transformations including energy, fiscal, and climate policies as well as trade measures. * Anticipating or reacting to the climate transition shocks, some carbon-intensive countries may choose to be the early movers and divest quickly, some will choose to be the followers, while others may try the harvesters' strategies. Each strategy has opportunities and risks.
During the 1990s, a new paradigm for power sector reform was put forward emphasizing the restructuring ofutilities, the creation of regulators, the participation of the private sector, and the establishment of competitivepower markets. Twenty-five years later, only a handful of developing countries have fully implemented theseWashington Consensus policies. Across the developing world, reforms were adopted rather selectively, resultingin a 'hybrid model' where elements of market-orientation coexist with continued state-dominance of the sector.This book aims to revisit and refresh thinking on power sector reform approaches for developing countries. Theapproach relies heavily on evidence from the past, drawing both on broad global trends, and deep case materialfrom 15 developing countries. It is also forward-looking; considering the implications of new social andenvironmental policy goals, as well as emerging technological disruptions.A nuanced picture emerges. While regulation has been widely adopted, practice often falls well short of theory;and cost recovery remains an elusive goal. The private sector has financed a substantial expa_nsion of generationcapacity. Yet, its contribution to power distribution has been much more limited, with efficiency levels cansometimes be matched by well-governed public utilities. Restructuring and liberalization have been beneficial ina handful of larger middle-income nations; but have proved too complex for most countries to implement.Based on these findings, the report points to three major policy implications. First, reform efforts need to beshaped by the political and economic context of the host country. The 1990s reform model was most successfulin countries that had reached certain minimum conditions of power sector development and offered asupportive political environment. Second, reform efforts should be driven and tailored towards desired policyoutcomes, and less preoccupied with following a predetermined process. Particularly given that WashingtonConsensus reforms alone will not deliver on twenty-first century policy objectives. Third, countries foundalternative institutional pathways to achieving good power sector outcomes, making a case for greater pluralismgoing forward.
This comprehensive model of the nation's largest, most technically advanced and forward-thinking power pool - Pennsylvania, Jersey, Maryland (PJM) - provides a window on state-of-the-art solutions to complex, organizational, managerial, technical, and regulatory issues that cut across the entire industry in transition. With full cooperation from PJM, nationally recognized energy lawyer Jeremiah D. Lambert compares and contrasts PJM with other ISOs on key issues such as governance, structure and transmission pricing. Lambert's expert comparison will help readers: Successfully structure RTO or ISO projects Follow legal/ regulatory guidelines Develop the best-practice standards in all areas of the RTO/ISO structure.