The Colombian government’s push into green energy fits well with its mineral endowment.
President Gustavo Petro, who was sworn into office in August 2022, has announced a number of policies to reduce his country’s emissions to meet the government’s Just Energy Transition roadmap. He is supported by resource minister Irene Velez Torres who previously worked as an environmental social leader. The government wants to decarbonize the economy and turn Colombia into an exporter of clean energy.
Transition Metals to Lead the Way in Colombia – Silver & Copper in Focus
While nickel, cobalt and lithium are most closely associated with the metals needed for energy transition, Colombia has its own vital niche to play. Photovoltaic power, the leading source of green electricity, requires silver, and Colombia is well equipped to provide this vital ingredient to the green revolution supply chain.