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Title From fossil fuels to low carbon energy transition : new regulatory trends in Latin America / Geoffrey Wood, Juan Felipe Neira-Castro, editors
Published Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, 2022


Description 1 online resource (293 pages)
Series Energy, climate and the environment series
Energy, climate, and the environment series.
Contents Part I: Introduction -- Chapter 1:-Latin America: Renewables at the Crossroads of Multiple Drivers -- Chapter 2:-Transformation of Energy Law in Latin America: Towards a Sustainable -- Part II: Hydrocarbons, Electricity and Mining -- Chapter 3:-The Peruvian Renewable Energy Experiment: Lessons for Policymakers -- Chapter 4:-Searching for Security of Energy Supply through renewable energy sources: A practical overview of the Chilean case -- Chapter 5:-Venezuela: Petroleum Industry and Regulation -- Chapter 6:-The Mexican Energy Transition -- Chapter 7:-Energy Transition in Argentina: Past, Present and Future Chapter 9 Energy Transition in the Peruvian Mining Sector: Regulatory Approach or Just Private Self-Regulation? -- Chapter 8:-The Important Role of Mining within the Energy Transition: The Case of the Lithium Sector in Argentina -- Part III: Social License to Operate and Dispute Resolution Mechanisms -- Chapter 10:-Social Licensing to Operate and Social Justice in Energy Transition: The Case of Brazil -- Chapter 11:-Social License to Operate: A Review of the Colombian Case -- Chapter 12:-Peruvian Regulations for Renewable Energy Resources: An Analysis of the Regime based on Artbitration Awards -- Chapter 13:-Energy Transition in Latin American Countries and the Conflicts Associated with Such Transitions -- Part IV: Epilogue -- Chapter 14:-TBC
Summary 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
Notes Includes index
Subject Energy transition -- Latin America
Energy policy -- Latin America
Energy policy.
Energy transition.
Latin America.
Form Electronic book
Author Wood, Geoffrey
Neira-Castro, Juan Felipe
ISBN 3031002997