New regimes expected for LatAm renewables sector

Author: | Published: 13 Jul 2011

Government activity throughout Latin America has created hope for supporting frameworks that will spur the region’s renewable energy sector. Mexico’s energy banking system could become a precedent regime.

Recent acts of government in more developed jurisdictions suggest there is political will needed to facilitate these projects, and help the region catch up with developments in North America and Europe.

"It’s an interesting time," said Ivan Oliveros, a vice president with SMBC, speaking at an International Project Finance Association (Ipfa) conference last Thursday July 7.

"The region is ripe for a moment where non-conventional...