Front Cover

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pp. iv-iv

Table of Contents

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pp. v-v

Preface and Acknowledgments

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pp. vii-ix

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1. Evaluating the Prospects for U.S.-Cuban Energy Policy Cooperation

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pp. 1-20

These two quotations, dated nearly five years apart, distill the essence of why the United States should be looking carefully to the development of energy resources in Cuba. For the past fifty years, U.S. policy toward Cuba has relied on the application of cold war measures—economic sanctions, technology denial, and political isolation—in an effort to push Cuba over the tipping point of regime collapse and toward the peace and prosperity that would follow from embracing democracy...

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2. Extracting Cuba's Oil and Gas: Challenges and Opportunities

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pp. 21-47

Potential offshore oil deposits were identified in Cuban waters in 2004, yet amid widespread speculation as to their magnitude and potential, there has been little exploratory work undertaken to evaluate the actual amount of oil and gas reserves that are present, the feasibility of extraction, and the deposits' eventual productive capacity. In the recent as in the more distant...

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3. The Electric Power Sector in Cuba: Ways to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability

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pp. 48-79

Since the beginning of the Cuban Revolution, the electric power sector of Cuba has been managed with little regard for financial and economic issues. This approach to the power sector has a long history in the Communist bloc, as the sector was considered to have a preeminent political dimension. Lenin famously noted in 1920, "Communism is Soviet power...

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4. Energy Balances and the Potential for Biofuels in Cuba

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pp. 80-109

In 2002 we published a paper on Cuban energy that began with the observation "Cuba is considered a promising growth energy market in the Americas."

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5. Prospects for U.S.-Cuban Energy Engagement: Findings and Recommendations

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pp. 110-129

Mahmoud Amin El-Gamal and Amy Myers Jaffe partially answered that question for us in their paper “Energy, Financial Contagion and the Dollar,”1 by setting out a detailed analysis of the tasks that a strategic energy policy should accomplish, among them: —To ensure that markets operate efficiently so as to develop the infrastructure necessary to meet growing energy requirements...

Contributors

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pp. 131-131

Index

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pp. 133-143

Back Cover

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