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Organized by North American Forum on Integration (NAFI) Escuela de Graduados en Administracin Pblica y Poltica Pblica del Tecnolgico de Monterrey

(EGAP) Mexican Council on Foreign Relations (COMEXI)

GOVERNMENTAL ENERGY COOPERATION IN NORTH AMERICA Friday April 2, 2004 Room Continental - 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
This plenary session will aim to put forward the possibilities for greater energy cooperation between the three NAFTA countries. Taking the political, technological, legal and environmental constraints into account, what are the sectors in which an increased cooperation could be initiated among the North American partners? Moreover, comments will be given on the various proposals put forward during the conference.


Philippe FAUCHER
Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Montral
Philippe Faucher is interested in international political economics and more specifically in economic policies of developing countries (Latin America). He has published nearly 50 chapters and articles, among the more recent of which are: We Have a Consensus: Democratic Support for Market Reforms in Latin America (co-written with Leslie Armijo; published in Latin American Politics and Society), Currency Crises and Decisionmaking Frameworks: The Politics of Bouncing Back in Argentina and Brazil (co-written with Leslie Armijo; to be published in Tiers Monde in June 2004), and Intgration hmisphrique des marchs de lnergie : les retombes pour le Canada (co-written with Sarah-Myriam Martin-Brl; to be published in Foro Internacional in Summer 2004).

Professor and researcher,Center for International Studies, El Colegio de Mxico
Isabelle Rousseau holds a Ph.D. in Sociology (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, EHESS, Paris) in addition to her training in philosophy. Since 1997, she has been professor and researcher at the El Colegio de Mexico (Centro de Estudios Internacionales). Isabelle Rousseau is also member of the Sistema Nacional de Investigadores (SNI) and permanent member of the Academia Mexicana de Ciencias (AMC). She has published numerous books and articles on the Mexican political system. Currently she is the person-in-charge for a Conacyt project on La poltica petrolera en Mxico en el marco de una industria globalizada.1989-2003.

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Director, Energy Program, Institute of the Americas
Jeremy has worked for several years in international economic development with an emphasis on Latin America. Jeremy is responsible for researching, writing about and tracking industry trends and overall management of the Institutes Energy Program. He works closely with the Energy Steering Group and Latin American government officials to assure dialogue is fostered through Institute programs. He also serves as a member of the Border Energy Issues Group looking at Mexico-U.S. cross-border relations and energy. Jeremy previously was a Latin American Country Manager for the US Trade and Development Agency (TDA). Jeremy has a BA from The Citadel and an MA from American University.


Larisa Dobriansky
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy for Policy and International Affairs, Department of Energy
Vincent DeVito was appointed to the Department of Energy in January of 2001. He is a charter member of the North American Energy Working Group (NAEWG). Since mid-August, Mr. DeVito has been involved with the U.S.-Canada joint task force that was established as a result of the electricity blackout which affected much of eastern Canada and the eastern United States. Immediately prior to joining the Administration of President Bush, Vincent served as an energy lawyer in the Administration of Governor Cellucci of Massachusetts, now the US Ambassador to Canada. Mr. DeVito is a native of upstate New York and resides, with his wife Karyn, in Alexandria, VA.

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Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Affairs, SENER
Between January 2001 and March 2003, Mr. Beltran del Ri was Mexican Consul General in New York. During his mandate, he served as president of the Society of Foreign Consuls. He was Federal Deputy of the 56th Legislature of Congress. Mr. Beltran del Ri also worked for the law firm Baker & McKenzie in addition to having been researcher at the Centro Internacional de Recursos Transfronterizos of the University of New Mexico. He holds a Bachelors degree in Law from the University of Monterrey, a Masters degree in Latin-American Studies from the University of New Mexico and a Masters degree in Law from Harvard University. He was born in Chihuahua in 1959.

ABSTRACT Durante la ponencia del Lic. Salvador Beltrn del Ro M., enfocada a la cooperacin gubernamental en materia energtica, se comentar el proceso histrico de la integracin que en materia de energa ha tenido lugar en la regin de Amrica del Norte a partir del TLCAN. Se describirn las condiciones ms importantes para hacer posible la integracin del sistema energtico en la regin, como un medio para fomentar el desarrollo econmico y contribuir a la seguridad del abasto energtico. El Lic. Beltrn har una breve descripcin del panorama econmico y energtico de la regin, aportando cifras sobre demanda y oferta energtica regional. Las interconexiones representan parte fundamental para la integracin del sistema energtico, en este sentido, durante la ponencia se abordar el estado actual de las interconexiones de electricidad y gas, especficamente las existentes entre Mxico y Estados Unidos. El Lic. Beltrn, como coordinador principal por parte de Mxico de las actividades del Grupo de Trabajo de Energa para Amrica del Norte (GTEAN), describir los objetivos, estructura y principales resultados del

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Grupo, el cual surge como medio para promover la comunicacin y cooperacin en materia energtica en la regin.

Executive Director, Energy Policy Branch, Natural Resources Canada
John Lowe is Executive Director, Energy Policy, for Natural Resources Canada. He has lead responsibility for development and communication of broad energy policy. He has over 20 years experience in energy policy development, including as Canadas energy negotiator for the North American Free Trade Agreement. Prior to joining Natural Resources Canada, he worked in Canadas Department of Finance, dealing with fiscal aspects of energy issues ranging from nuclear power to alternative transportation fuels, and energy research and development. He also served for three years at International Energy Agency, in Paris. Mr. Lowe holds MA and BSc degrees in economics.

ABSTRACT Abundant natural resources allow Canada to be a net exporter of energy to the North American market. Our energy policy facilitates optimal exploitation of energy resources by allowing markets to determine prices and investment. Private and foreign investment is welcome in the production of most of Canadas energy commodities. However, this does note equate to a laissez-faire approach to the development of our energy sectorCanadian federal and provincial governments do intervene where markets do not deliver on public policy goals. Canadas energy policy is working to address a number of current issues. There are preoccupations in the areas of electricity reliability and infrastructure, environmental impacts of energy (including climate change and air quality); and export-lead development of Canadas northern, offshore and oil sands resources. There exists, and continues to be great potential for, collaboration in each of these areas. Our various bilateral and trilateral institutional arrangements serve as instruments for greater collaboration on issues.

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