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AQ Podcast: Latin America’s Promising Green Energy Transition

Use of renewable energy is rising, although politics may get in the way, an expert says.
Nikita Kataev
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Latin America’s transition away from oil and gas is well underway, with green energy investments bearing fruit in countries including Colombia, Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil. The region has a chance to be a leader, although unpredictable politics and this year’s elections may get in the way, energy analyst Luisa Palacios says.

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Luisa Palacios is a senior research scholar at Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy.

Brian Winter is the editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly.

Supplemental reading: 

The Huge Risk Facing Latin American Oil Companies by Luisa Palacios and Francisco Monaldi

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