The Organization of the American States in collaboration with the General Secretariat of the Central American Integration System (SICA)  organized a Forum on Sustainable Energy Development for Central and North America. The main objective of the Forum was  increasing the sustainability of the energy sector by strengthening the collaboration and cooperation between the countries in the above mentioned regions. The dialogue focused around the policies and mechanisms needed to catalyze the use and development of sustainable energy in Central and North America including such themes as renewable energy, market policies and sharing of experience in the use and deployment of advanced technologies. The Forum Agenda 

The Forum was followed by a private sector seminar on Energy in Central America: Renewable Energy, Integration and Investments, organized by the Institute of the Americas.

Forum on Sustainable Energy for Central and North America

PANEL: INSTITUTIONAL MECHANISMS FOR THE PROMOTION OF SUSTAINABLE ENERGY

Moderator:      Mark Lambrides, Chief, Energy and Climate Change Division, OAS

Panelista:       Waldo Moncada, Energy Specialist, Central American Bank for Economic 

                     Integration (CABEI) l 

 

                     Carlos Roberto Pérez, Economic Affairs Director, SICA l

 

                     Germán Cruz, Senior Energy Specialist, Sustainable Energy and Climate   

                     Change Initiative, Inter-American Development Bank (SECCI-IADB)  l 

 

                     Jorge Asturias, Regional Coordinator for Central America, Latin American

                     Energy Organization (OLADE)  l

ROUNDTABLE: ESTABLISHING POLICIES TO ADVANCE SUSTAINABLE ENERGY MARKETS DEVELOPMENT

Moderator:     Otto García, General Coordinator, Energy and Environment Partnership

                     with Central America (EEP)     

 

Participants:     Arturo Palacios, Energy Planning Director, Energy Secretariat (SENER),

                      Mexico l 

 

                      Soll Sussman, Renewable Energy Specialist, Texas General Land Office, 

                      USA  l

 

                      José María Blanco, Regional Director, Biomass Users Network – Central

                      America (BUN-CA), Costa Rica  l

 

Debate on topics presented

 

                      Invitees: Government officials representing the participant countries

 

ROUNDTABLE: BIOENERGY PERSPECTIVE IN CENTRAL AND NORTH AMERICA

Moderator:      Rogelio Sotela, Representative, OAS in El Salvador

Participants:     Salvador Rivas, Advisor, Directorate of Electricity, Ministry of Economy, El

                      Salvador  l

 

                      George P. Philippidis, Co-Director, Energy Business Forum, Florida

                      International University USA  l

 

                      Kenrick Leslie, Director, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre

                      (CCCCC), Belize  l

 

                      Onil Abreu Tabar, Executive Officer of Alternative Sources and Rational

                      Energy Use, National Energy Commission, Dominican Republic  l

 

Debate on topics presented

 

                      Invitees: Government officials representing the participant countries

 

ROUNDTABLE: EXPERIENCES IN THE DEVELOPMENT AND USE OF ADVANCED

                            TECHNOLOGIES

 

Moderator:       Jeremy Martin, Director, Energy Program, Institute of the Americas, USA

 

Participants:     Philip Schubert, Energy Specialist, Canadian International Development

                       Agency (CIDA), Canada  l

 

                       Fernando Díaz, General Manager, Pedregal Power Company, Panama  l

 

                      Magdalena Pérez, Controller, Department of Geothermal Energy, Ministry of Energy and Mines, Nicaragua  l

 

                      María Elena Sierra, Executive Secretary, National Energy Savings

                      Commission (CONAE), Mexico  l

 

Debate on topics presented

 

                      Invitees: Government officials representing the participant countries

If you have any concerns in relation to the Forum, please contact Mr. Francisco Burgos at Tel. +1.202.458.6818 or fburgos@oas.org.

December 12th, 2008 

Central America energy: Renewables, integration and Investement

To access this event’s presentations visit:

http://www.iamericas.org/presentations/energy/Salvador08/

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

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