Cuba's Energy Future

Strategic Approaches to Cooperation

Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado,

Cuba's Energy Future: Strategic Approaches to Cooperation
 
 
What policy options will increase the probability of energy sustainability and self-sufficiency in Cuba, in both the short term and the long term? In this timely analysis, Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado and his colleagues answer that question.Approaching a future without Fidel Castro for the first time in a half century, Cuba faces many daunting questions. Still reeling from the economic downturn at the end of the cold war, the island nation needs to act decisively in order to improve economic and living conditions during a period of global uncertainty. One of Cuba’s challenges is securing access to energy resources adequate for meeting its economic revitalization and development goals. Cuba’s Energy Future reveals the steps to making that a reality, including exploration of greater cooperation with its longtime nemesis, the United States.The first section of the book sets the geostrategic context within which Cuba is operating. It includes an overview of evolving relations among Caribbean states as well as those between the United States and Cuba under the leadership of Raúl Castro. The possible role of oil companies is explored, as is Cuba’s energy relationship with Hugo Chávez’s Venezuela. The second section features economic and technical appraisals, economic projections, and projected trends affecting Cuba’s energy needs, including scenarios involving sugarcane ethanol. The concluding section focuses on the conditions necessary for greater cooperative engagement with the United States.Contributors include Juan A. B. Belt (USAID),Amy Myers Jaffe (Rice University), Carlos Pascual (Brookings), Jorge R. Piñon (University of Miami), and Ronald Soligo (Rice University and Baker Institute for Public Policy).


  • ;
  • ISBN:
  • Edition:
  • Title:
  • Series:
  • Author:
  • Imprint:
  • Language:

In The Press


About The Author


Customer Reviews

Verified Buyer

Read online

If you’re using a PC or Mac you can read this ebook online in a web browser, without downloading anything or installing software.

Download file formats

This ebook is available in file types:

This ebook is available in:

After you've bought this ebook, you can choose to download either the PDF version or the ePub, or both.

DRM Free

The publisher has supplied this book in DRM Free form with digital watermarking.

Required software

You can read this eBook on any device that supports DRM-free EPUB or DRM-free PDF format.

Digital Rights Management (DRM)

The publisher has supplied this book in encrypted form, which means that you need to install free software in order to unlock and read it.

Required software

To read this ebook on a mobile device (phone or tablet) you'll need to install one of these free apps:

To download and read this eBook on a PC or Mac:

  • Adobe Digital Editions (This is a free app specially developed for eBooks. It's not the same as Adobe Reader, which you probably already have on your computer.)

Limits on printing and copying

The publisher has set limits on how much of this ebook you may print or copy. See details.

  • {{ format_drm_information.format_name }} unrestricted {{ format_drm_information.format_name }} {{format_drm_information.page_percent}}% every {{format_drm_information.interval}} days {{ format_drm_information.format_name }} off
Read Aloud
  • {{ read_aloud_information.format_name }} on {{ read_aloud_information.format_name }} off
Subject categories
  •  > 
ISBNs