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Putting "Sustainable" Before "Energy": Biofuels in a Sustainable Energy Future

Monday, April 2, 2007  |  Viewpoints Americas

John Sheehan, a senior strategic analyst at the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, analyzes the long-term limits of greater biofuel use. Alternative energy topped the agenda at recent meetings between U.S. President Bush and Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. ... Read More

Andean Energy Panel: A Closer Examination of Colombia and the Andean Region's Energy Policy

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

To explore energy policy in the Andean Region, with a specific focus on Colombia, the Americas Society and Council of the Americas convened media and public sector experts to look at energy reform, energy integration, and oil production and exploration. This summary provides an overview of the main points from the discussion. ... Read More

A Triple Dividend from Biofuels

Monday, February 26, 2007  |  Viewpoints Americas

Otaviano Canuto, an executive director at the World Bank, believes biofuels may yield a triple dividend: greater energy security, a cleaner environment, and more economic development. For less developed countries, biofuels offer an outlet for using idle or underemployed human and natural resources. ... Read More

Don't Judge Bolivia Through a Leftist Prism

Saturday, March 11, 2006  |  Eric Farnsworth and Christopher Sabatini  |  The Miami Herald

With Iraq and other priorities competing for the attention of U.S. policymakers, the question of Bolivia is overlooked. But, situated in the heart of South America, with the second-largest natural gas reserves in the Western Hemisphere, Bolivia's unsettled course bears close watch. ... Read More