The Problem with Petro’s Green Energy Policy

By Mauricio Cárdenas

Cutting Colombia’s oil production won’t reduce global emissions.

How to balance combating the climate crisis with the need to preserve access to affordable energy Right now, countries around the world are confronting this problem in earnest, as a determination to replace Russian fuels in Europe and push down gasoline prices in most countries clashes with a desire to cut emissions. Recent steps meant to ensure cheaper energy now show that energy security—and fuel affordability—remain the overriding priorities of governments. Latin America is little different, as governments bow to popular pressure to keep gasoline prices low. In Ecuador, President...

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