This book, covering the period since 1920, attempts to answer Colombia's failure to properly utilize its vast reserves of coal, hydroelectricity, and petroleum. It examines Colombia's policies concerning a broad range of representative energy development projects.
Introduction Part One: Petroleum and Natural Gas 1. The First Nationalistic Campaign 2. The Alliance with the Foreign Oil Companies 3. New Winds 4. The Oil Companies Counterattack 5. The Last Nationalistic Backlash 6. The Final Outcome Part Two: Electricity 7. The U.S. Utilities in Colombia 8. The Private Colombian Utilities at Bay 9. From Municipal to Central State Action 10. The Decisive Clashes 11. Slowing Down the State 12. Toward a National Electrical System 13. In the Provinces and the Countryside Part Three: Coal 14. Coal: Ebb and Flow 15. Epilogue