By Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado,Vicki Huddleston

Approaching an doubtful destiny with out Fidel Castro, and nonetheless reeling from a downturn on the finish of the chilly struggle, Cuba needs to act decisively to enhance its financial system and residing stipulations. one of many significant demanding situations dealing with the impoverished island country is securing entry to strength assets which are enough to fulfill the wishes of its revitalization and improvement pursuits. What steps can Cuba take to accomplish either brief- and long term strength sustainability and self-sufficiency? during this well timed research, Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado and his colleagues resolution that question.

Cuba's power Future units the geostrategic context during which Cuba is working. The ebook presents an summary of the evolving kinfolk between Caribbean states and explains why Cuba and its longtime nemesis the USA should still search for how one can cooperate on constructing power assets. the prospective function of oil businesses is explored, as is Cuba's power courting with Hugo Chavez's Venezuela.

The moment component to Cuba's power Future gains monetary and technical value determinations, financial projections, and developments affecting Cuba's power wishes, together with oil and usual gasoline power, the country's antiquated electrical energy region, and the function of biofuels equivalent to sugarcane ethanol. The concluding part specializes in the stipulations worthy for, and the mutual merits of, better cooperative engagement with the United States.

Contributors: Juan A. B. Belt (Chemonics foreign, previously USAID), Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado (University of Nebraska–Omaha and collage of Georgia), Amy Myers Jaffe (Rice University), Jorge R. Piñón (Florida foreign University), Ronald Soligo (Rice University).

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