Association Webinars: LATAM hunting for the next milestone in the renewable energy transformation Part 2. Energy Transition: the cases of Argentina, Bolivia, and Colombia



Latin America is blessed for its vast natural resources like wind, solar, and hydro, which can be harness by renewable energy technologies. The region is also rich in critical minerals essential for renewable energy technologies, which offers the region a unique opportunity to contribute from its extractive industry to the global energy transition.

Today Latin America is the region with the cleanest electricity matrix, which puts it in an excellent position to build a CO2-neutral economy by 2050. And taking advantage of its vast natural resources and renewable energy technologies that support economic development and cleaner transportation systems can support sustainable development while securing energy access and energy security. The region is also rich in fossil fuels, which poses significant challenges as they are a vital part of the economy and government revenues for some countries.

This webinar will address Argentina, Bolivia, and Colombia's commitments to SDGs, Paris Agreement - NDC, strategies, available resources, and challenges that must be solved to leverage their vast potential to build a carbon-neutral economy.

In this webinar, we will address questions on

  • How are these countries preparing and managing their energy transition, their commitments with SDG, and the Paris agreement?
  • What plans are in place on renewable energy, EE, and clean transportation?
  • What role will renewables play in the reconstruction of the economy after Covid?
  • What are the plans to face out fossil fuels in the power sector and transportation, and how to protect jobs and the economy in a just and timely energy transition?
  • What role the international community and MDI should play in supporting Energy Transition and the achievement of SDG, particularly goal No. 7, in these countries.


Ricardo Raineri, Past President International Association for Energy Economics

Past president of the International Association for Energy Economics. Former Chilean Energy Minister and Chairman of the Board of de Chilean State Oil Company (ENAP), former Alternative Executive Director of the World Bank Group, Professor of the Engineering School at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and Economic Advisor of Associated Universities, Inc.

Economist with vast professional experience in the energy sector and institutional issues on the economics of regulation and antitrust policy, market structure, pricing, business strategy and competition, and corporate governance. Has published in various academic and professional journals, and regularly consults for the public sector and private companies.

Holds a bachelor's in economics, Business Engineer professional degree, and a master's in economics degree from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and a Master of Arts (M.A.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) both in Economics from the University of Minnesota. Member of the Editorial Board of The Energy Journal.


Gerardo Rabinovich, Vice President of the Argentine Institute of Energy General Mosconi, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Industrial Engineer, University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Master of Sciences Energy Economics, Institut d'Economie et Politiques de l ’Energie, University of Social Sciences of Grenoble France. Specialization in Energy Planning COPPE, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

Vice President of the Argentine Institute of Energy "General Mosconi". Director of the Energetic Project Magazine. Advisor to the Energy, Mining and Fuel Commission of the National Senate, Argentine Republic. President of the Latin American Association of Energy Economists (ALADEE).

He is Director of the Diploma of Energy Economics and Energy Planning of the Argentine Institute of Energy "General Mosconi" and of the Professional Council of Mechanical Engineers and Electricians. Professor of the Master of Energy Management of the National University of Lanus (UNLA) and of the Master of Energy of the National University of Cuyo.

Since 2008 he has participated in research and consulting work at the Torcuato Di Tella Foundation, as a specialist in the energy sector, natural resources, renewable energy, and energy efficiency.

He has served as a consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the United Nations system, in Bolivia for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and in Costa Rica for the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

Mauricio Medinaceli, former Minister of Hydrocarbons in Bolivia

Bolivian economist graduated from Universidad Católica Boliviana, with postgraduate studies in Chile and Germany. He is a former Minister of Hydrocarbons in Bolivia

Has worked as Coordinator of Hydrocarbons at OLADE based in Quito, Ecuador. Worked in Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, United States of America, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Pakistan, Republic Dominican Republic, South Sudan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.

Mr. Medinaceli has been academic at FLACSO (Argentina and Peru) and Universidad de las Américas (Ecuador); Universidad Católica (Peru), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Universidad Católica Boliviana, Universidad Privada Boliviana, Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Universidad Mayor de San Andrés and others. He has several books and publications related to the hydrocarbon sector.

Isaac Dyner, Dean of Natural Sciences and Engineering at University Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Bogota, Colombia.

Isaac Dyner is Emeritus Researcher, Professor and consultant in Energy policy, System Dynamics and Operational Research. Mr. Dyner is Dean of Natural Sciences and Engineering at University Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Bogota, Colombia.

He has been a Visiting Professor of the British Academy and academic visitor at Imperial College London, City University, London Business School, Warwick University, University of Lugano and several Latin America universities. He got his PhD from London Business School and MSc from both University of Warwick and Southampton University, UK.

He has extensively produced, presented, and publish papers in the areas of energy, the environment, operational research, and system dynamics. He has directed and co-directed over 25 PhD theses in Europe and Colombia. He has consulted with important companies and institutions internationally.


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