Jack Gordon Institute Research Publications

Energy Security, Environmental Sustainability, and Development in Colombia

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Energy Security, Environmental Sustainability, and Development in Colombia

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This work examines energy security and environmental sustainability in Colombia. The chapter begins with an analysis of coal and petroleum production. The Colombian government has sought to increase infrastructure security by combating pipeline attacks by the various guerrilla forces operating in the country. This piece also analyzes natural gas and hydroelectric power in Colombia. In addition, the chapter examines some of the environmental challenges that the country faces. Research indicates that aerial campaigns to combat coca cultivation have had negative environmental consequences. The chapter concludes with an examination of several important factors that will continue to impact Colombian energy security.

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2017

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Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration

Energy Security, Environmental Sustainability, and Development in Colombia

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