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National Oil Companies and the Energy Transition: Ecopetrol's Acquisition of an Electric Transmission Company

This commentary explores recent moves by Colombian national oil company Ecopetrol to adapt to the energy transition, especially its bid to acquire a majority stake in Interconexión Eléctrica SA (ISA), an electricity transmission company, for 14.2 trillion Colombian pesos (equal to about $3.6 billion).

Building an Energy and Climate Coalition with Latin America and the Caribbean: An Agenda for the Biden Administration

In a new commentary, Dr. Mauricio Cárdenas and Laurie Fitzmaurice examine how the United States could utilize the tools of technology and financing focused on energy and climate to put LAC on a path toward sustained economic growth and social progress.

The COVID Reset Latin America Needs

The COVID-19 pandemic has done more than ravage Latin America’s economies; it has highlighted two pervasive and chronic structural weaknesses. Addressing them must be a key component of recovery efforts throughout the region.


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Dr. Luisa Palacios
Senior Research Scholar, CGEP

In this episode, host Jason Bordoff speaks with a leading expert on oil markets and the Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) agenda in Latin America -- Dr. Luisa Palacios.

Spencer Dale
Chief Economist, BP

For the past 68 years, BP has published its Annual Statistical Review of World Energy, an impressive collection of global energy data that offers a retrospective view of what...

Maria Moræus Hanssen
Chief Operating Officer & Deputy CEO, Wintershall DEA.

Wintershall DEA became the largest independent oil and gas group in Europe following a merger last month. It bridged the international exploration and production of oil and gas company, DEA, with the energy unit of the German chemical...