Americas Council / Council of the Americas

AS/COA’s Energy Action Group presents a public forum to discuss ongoing efforts to bring clean energy to Central America and the Caribbean. Natural gas (as a “bridge fuel”) and renewable energy require a significant upgrade in infrastructure investment and the coordination of investors and donor countries. Panelists will address initiatives from the U.S. government, multilateral organizations, and the private sector to facilitate a transition to cleaner energy and contribute to the region’s energy independence.


  • Edwin De los Santos, President, AES Dominicana
  • Christiaan Gischler, Senior Energy Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Robert Ichord, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Transformation, U.S. Department of State
  • Ana María Majano, Associate Director, Latin American Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development, INCAE Business School
  • Christian Gómez, Jr., Director of Energy, Council of the Americas (moderator)

*additional speakers to be confirmed

This event is complimentary for all AS/COA members, YPA members, and guests. Prior registration is required.

Where: Biltmore Coral Gables ·  When:  July 15, 2015,  Registration & Breakfast: 8:00-8:30 AM,  Discussion & Q&A: 8:30-10:00 AM

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