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Sonora Drives an Ambitious Renewable Energy Plan

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Mexico  On 2 February, Foreign Affairs Minister Marcelo Ebrard and Sonora Governor Alfonso Durazo (see our Personality of the Week) hosted 87 ambassadors and representatives from 25 international organizations for a tour of the Puerto Penasco solar plant, which is still under construction. This was…

Horizon Engage Announces Rebrand

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New York, NY – January 3, 2023 –  With global market volatility remaining high and key emerging market states undergoing rapid changes, the geopolitical environment is becoming more complex and the need to know and understand stakeholders is more critical than ever. Today, Horizon Engage launched…

La Rioja Province Declares Lithium a Strategic Resource

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Argentina On 16 January, La Rioja Governor Ricardo Quintela (see our Personality of the Week) signed legislation that declares lithium “a strategic resource” in the context of the energy transition. Under the law, existing lithium permits – which the local government had given to at…

Alexander Zaslavsky Interviewed by Nikkei

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Horizon Engage’s Co-Founder and Head of Research Alexander Zaslavsky discussed the Russia sanctions outlook in his interview with Nikkei, Japan’s top business daily newspaper. See the interview here (in Japanese)

Sechin’s Speech: Geopolitics, Regret and Nostalgia

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RUSSIA Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin’s speech last week was notable for several reasons. This was Sechin’s second major public appearance after the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine; the first had been in June at the St. Petersburg Economic Forum. The two speeches were similar, featuring an…

Stalled Russian-made Nuclear Power Plant Divides Ankara

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TURKEY On 1 November, the sole Turkish board member of the Rosatom-built Akkuyu nuclear power plant project, Cuneyd Zapsu (see our Personality of the Week), resigned in protest. Following his exit, Zapsu filed a legal action against the Russian SOE and its Turkish partner IC…

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