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Economic growth and sustainable energy need ‘strong balance’

WEC chairman Pierre Gadonneix recently called for a “strong balance” between economic recovery and energy sustainability. On 12 June, he said at the International Economic Forum of the Americas that “sustainable growth needs a sustainable energy system.” He told political and business decisionmakers at the Forum that this need is particularly strong given the backdrop […]

Posted on 12 June 2012

Jose Antonio Vargas Lleras

Interview with José Antonio Vargas Lleras, WEC’s Vice Chair for Latin America at Rio+20 Summit

José Antonio Vargas Lleras will be representing the WEC at the Rio+20 Summit this month. In an interview, he talks about energy for development, and what Latin America needs. Twenty years on from the first Earth Summit in Rio, how have the world’s development challenges changed? The main result of the 1992 Earth Summit was […]

Posted on 1 June 2012

Jose Sergio Gabrielli de Azvedo and Christoph Frei

Secretary General trip perspective: Latin America

“I’ve counted, three minutes [under the shower], and I don’t stink.” Hugo Chavez’ recent statement is the sarcastic opening remark to this month’s energy small talk in Latin America. Clearly, his announcement of energy and water saving measures is not a reflection of a sudden concern about climate change but simply the result of a […]

Posted on 8 November 2009

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