Colombia Energy Articles & Analysis

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What specific measures are necessary to develop Colombia’s hydrocarbons reserves?

 

Following the drop in commodity prices that started in 2014, Colombia experienced several challenging years of dwindling investment in the energy sector. However, the industry is poised to regain momentum, and support from the administration is already yielding results across multiple segments. A number of measures have been implemented by the...

 

Although the world remains largely dependent upon fossil fuels for power generation, a gradual transition towards renewable sources has been taking place since the 1990s, underpinned by multilateral deals such as the Kyoto Protocol, the Doha Amendment and, more recently, the Paris Agreement. Investment and development in renewable technologies...

 

Colombia is redoubling efforts to include renewable energy in its power supply mix. This has meant moving away from its dependence on hydroelectricity, which has been made unreliable due to shifting climate patterns. Law No. 1715 was passed in May 2014, creating a foundation for the adoption of these technologies by regulating integration of...

Chapter | Energy & Utilities from The Report: Colombia 2019

With the new administration’s pro-business, pro-investment stance, in addition to improvements in international prices, the Colombian oil and gas sector is anticipating increased investment over the coming years. Its efforts to diversify and strengthen its energy mix by capitalising on the country’s abundance of renewable sources and further developing its hydropower segment will likely...

Since the drop in commodity prices in 2014, Colombia’s economy has been recovering and is set to expand in 2019 and 2020. In May 2018 Colombia was invited to become the 37th member of the OECD, a positive development that should increase the country’s international political and economic prominence in the coming decades. However, challenges to ensuring Colombia’s continued economic progress remain.