Analysis of the Level of Implementation of Programs for the Efficient Use of Energy and Unconventional Sources: Case Study Colombia

Marlen Fonseca Vigoya, José García Mendoza, Sofia Orjuela Abril


At the First Extraordinary Meeting of the Forum of Ministers of the Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean, Johannesburg, August 2002. An initiative for sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean was presented. This proposes that the countries of the region should show in their energy distribution minimum participation of 10% of renewable energy sources in the Total Primary Energy Supply (OTEP). The mechanism of action of this initiative is not based on penalizing countries that their natural conditions are not favorable for energy sustainability, but on promoting greater participation of renewable energy sources. Through the analysis of the country's energy demand and energy sources and according to the initiative, the Colombian government, through its entities, organizes programs to improve its energy efficiency and the participation of renewable energy sources and technologies, not conventional. This paper shows the statistics of energy distribution and energy sources in Colombia. Based on this information, we seek to identify the deficient sectors with their problems to implement strategies at the national level that allows them to meet the proposed goals.

Keywords: Efficiency, Energy, Renewable Sources, Sustainability, Total Primary Energy Supply.

JEL Classifications: L78, L90, O31, Q20



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