In response to a drought that has crimped hydroelectric output and in the face of soaring fuel prices that are hitting consumers, the Chilean government has pushed for new fuel subsidy legislation and enacted several energy-saving measures to lower electricity voltages and conserve reservoir waters. Are these the right steps at the right time? Is an energy crisis imminent in the short term in Chile? Which industries would most likely be affected by energy shortages? What steps should the Chilean government take to ensure a steady power supply in the future? Experts discuss what they think about this topic.
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Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor. "Does Chile Face an Imminent Energy Crisis?." (2001). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/la_energy_dialog/110