Why Argentina’s Renewable Energy Program Has Stalled: Electricity

Part II: Renewable Electricity Doesn’t Even Generate Inertia

This is the second of a three part series entitled, Why Argentina’s Renewable Energy Program Has Stalled. This article outlines Argentina’s initial push to develop a strong renewable energy sector. However, the numerous investment projects that were approved by the government at very attractive returns for investors have not taken place because of the perceived risk of investing in the country under the current government administration, the high levels of subsidies on electricity pricing, and a lack of consistency in policymaking.

Carlos St James
Carlos St. James

About the Author: Carlos St. James founded the Argentine Renewable Energies Chamber; is a board member of the Latin American & Caribbean Council on Renewable Energy; founded and is chairman of the Middle East-Americas Energy Council; and publisher of The Latin American Energy Review.

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Challenges to Developing Argentina’s Shale Gas Reserves

An analysis of Argentina’s Vaca Muerta shale reserves, outlining the current state of affairs events that act as disincentive to investment as well as discussion of the country’s underlying infrastructure needs and weaknesses that need to be addressed before shale can be extracted in an economic manner.

Alex Robart
Alex Robart

Invited Contributors: Alexander Robart and Caldwell Bailey co-authored this piece exclusively for The Review. Alexander is a principal with PacWest Consulting Partners with more than a decade of strategy consulting experience across multiple industries including oil and gas, energy, industrials, and resources.

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Why Argentina’s Renewable Energy Program Has Stalled: Biofuels

PART I: Biodiesel’s Success Story Getting Watered Down

This is the first of a three part series entitled, Why Argentina’s Renewable Energy Program Has Stalled. This article outlines Argentina’s initial success in first generation biodiesel, first as exporter to Europe then with an increasing domestic mandate market. However, success seems to have been short-lived as political decisions have adversely affected the industry’s further development, leading to declining exports and an erratic domestic market.

Carlos St James
Carlos St James

About the Author: Carlos St. James founded the Argentine Renewable Energies Chamber; is a board member of the Latin American & Caribbean Council on Renewable Energy; founded and is chairman of the Middle East-Americas Energy Council; and publisher of The Latin American Energy Review.

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