The Energy Situation in the Western Hemisphere

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Sidney Weintraub, an economist and Latin America specialist with the Center for Strategic and International Studies concludes in a new article in Foreign Affairs en Espanol that lack of cooperation on energy comes at a very high cost for Western Hemisphere countries. This cost is felt most acutely in South America, were the integration of energy markets and other cooperation between countries to make the most efficient use of the region’s resources is even greater than in North America. Weintraub writes: Several U.S. presidents have proclaimed the goal of energy independence, but refuse to mandate high fuel efficiency standards. President […]


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