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Power Players: Fueling Latin America's Future

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Monday, June 29, 2020
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12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Last fall, nine Latin American and Caribbean countries announced a collective target of 70 percent renewable energy use by 2030 (more than double the European Union's commitment). Latin America is known for its oil and gas deposits, but that hasn't stopped the region from developing one of the world's most formidable renewable energy sectors. Register now for a lively conversation about the region's contributions to the global energy transition.

https://bit.ly/june29power

Three experts on Latin American energy policy will analyze key lessons from the region's renewable energy experiments, including the Itaipu Dam, the world's single largest renewable energy producer and the subject of panelist Dr. Christine Folch's recent book Hydropolitics: The Itaipu Dam, Sovereignty, and the Engineering of Modern South America (Princeton University Press, 2019). Panelists also plan to talk about the impacts of COVID-19 and about future challenges and opportunities the sector will face.

Panelists include:
** Christine Folch, PhD - Cultural Anthropology, Duke University
Author of Hydropolitics

** Stephanie Friede, PhD
Engineering, Wake Forest & Duke Alumna (PhD '18)

** Odette Rouvet
International Environmental & Climate Change Policy Consultant & Duke Alumna (MIDP '18)

https://bit.ly/june29power

Contact: Jacob Bratsch