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Apr 13, 2015

EU Ambassador on Energy Dependence

Paola Amadei

An energy summit was held in Washington earlier this year and the U.S. is trying to move its energy influence back into the region. But in Belize, for some time now, the government has been looking at alternative renewable energy projects that can add to the national grid and reduce Belize’s dependency on energy from Mexico’s Comisión Federal de Electricidad. EU Ambassador, Paola Amadei speaks more on it.

 

Paola Amadei, EU Ambassador to Belize

“The EU, Belize and the Caribbean share the concert for the impact of emission on climate change, share the concern of the high dependency on this region for fossil fuel and the impact ton poverty created by the high cost of energy. And I think that we agree that despite the current reduction of prices of fossil fuel and the increased availability including for the initiative of the US, it is still important to continue the search for more effective energy used to reduce the consumption—in first place—without affecting growth and also to use more effectively the resources that Belize has for the production of energy. The sun and the wind that is in great supply as well as the bagasse and the biomass. So we were thrilled about hearing the number of new initiatives that Belize is taking. And indeed energy has been selected as one of the area of our new program for Belize—2004 to 2020, with the objective of helping Belize increasing access, increasing efficiency and promoting renewable energy.”

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