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2012 Reenergize the Americas 4B: Duncan Wood

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2012 Reenergize the Americas 4B: Duncan Wood

  1. 1. Regional energy policy issues The search for the “big picture” Dr Duncan Wood, ITAM & WWICS 10/24/2012
  2. 2. What is our region? North America The Border The Paso del Norte Dr Duncan Wood, ITAM & WWICS 10/24/2012
  3. 3. North America – the logic behind a regionalapproach Energy security • Quality & quantity of supplyCompetitiveness Climate change• The Shale • How to manage example change Dr Duncan Wood, ITAM & WWICS 10/24/2012
  4. 4. The North American region needs to: Anticipate and Balance supply and prepare for Foster innovation demand for gas interruptions in supply• Mexico’s growing • Electricity • The technology gap gas deficit • Pipeline and refining • The expertise gap• Rising issues • The policy gap demand/shrinking cost• The potential for exporting LNG Dr Duncan Wood, ITAM & WWICS 10/24/2012
  5. 5. The Border Region Shared energy resources Different working hours – Integration of the challenge energy systems and opportunity of demand Integration of Integration of production communities systems Dr Duncan Wood, ITAM & WWICS 10/24/2012
  6. 6. Shared resourcesShale Solar Dr Duncan Wood, ITAM & WWICS 10/24/2012
  7. 7. Cross border infrastructurePower transmission Oil & Gas Pipelines Dr Duncan Wood, ITAM & WWICS 10/24/2012
  8. 8. The Paso del Norte Clear example of the integration of border economy, community and energy systems Regional competitiveness depends on local energy security Innovation (R&D) and education should be cross-border phenomena The immense potential for RE Dr Duncan Wood, ITAM & WWICS 10/24/2012
  9. 9. The challenges Intellectual The border property Different Infrastructure political authorities Different levels of Different public cultures awareness Levels of development Dr Duncan Wood, ITAM & WWICS 10/24/2012
  10. 10. Policy proposals Infrastructure investments Intensify multilevel Institutional innovation public & Planning private cooperation Information Dr Duncan Wood, ITAM & WWICS 10/24/2012
  11. 11. Thank you! itamdunky&@gmail.comDr Duncan Wood, ITAM & WWICS 10/24/2012

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