Secretary Clinton Announces New Energy Partnerships

April 16, 2010

Remarks made by Secretary Clinton yesterday at the InterAmerican Development Bank on the occasion of the preparatory meetings of the Energy and Climate Partnership for the Americas. Video is also available.

SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, thank you very much, Luis Alberto, and to everyone here at IDB. Thank you for hosting this important gathering. And I am delighted to see so many friends in the audience representing not only the important work that we talk about today, but the partnership across our hemisphere. And I know that Secretary Chu spoke with you this morning and someone’s already told me that he was the funniest physicist you’ve ever heard from. (Laughter.) And I have to agree, probably the funniest Nobel Prize Laureate as well. Read the rest of this entry »


New Unconventional Gas Hits LNG and the future of new Pipelines

March 10, 2010

This companion piece to the Huge Unconventional Gas Finds likely to change US Gas Markets was commissioned by Oxford Analytica and published in the end of 2009.

SUBJECT: The impact of huge new US and Canadian unconventional gas developments on North American and global energy industries.

SIGNIFICANCE: Reliable private and government estimates suggest that proven US gas reserves from conventional and unconventional sources are likely to rise from just over 200 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) to well in excess of 1,700 Tcf (surpassing current Russian reserves) due to unconventional gas developments. This is certain to have major industry implications, particularly on proposed North American gas pipeline projects from the Arctic and the outlook for the global liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry. Read the rest of this entry »

Energy and Environment in the Americas: an online discussion

October 26, 2009

The Inter-American Forum on Governance is an interactive online space to discuss key issues on the hemispheric agenda. Past discussions included Strengthening and Sustaining Democratic Institutions; Multidimensional Security: Haiti and a Common Strategy for the Future and on Wednesday, November 28, the focus will be Integral Development: Energy and the Environment. Register, participate, it will be interesting.

Here is a taste of what’s to come:

When it came to the relations between the US and the rest of the Americas, President Barrack Obama campaigned on the promise that he would herald a new era of understanding. He singled out energy security and climate change as issues where there were shared risks but he also stressed that the region shared the resources to do something about those issues. He promised to bring countries together in a new partnership to address these challenges. Clearly he had the best intentions. What he didn’t count on, however, was not having any funds to dedicate to any such initiative nor that his attention would be drawn elsewhere. Read more…


North America might be quiet, but south of the Rio Grande, Brazil rocks

August 23, 2009


It seems that in the virtual world a week is an eternity… so I have to start by apologizing to you for the lack of new articles on this blog in the last few days. I must confess that posting relevant stories while traveling, presenting at conferences, building projects, and writing reports is a challenge I have not conquered yet.

The North America Leaders’ Summit came and went and, unless I missed something, there wasn’t much substance to it. Read the rest of this entry »