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June 13, 2012

BCSE Heads to Rio to Celebrate 20 Years

The Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) will lead a delegation of clean energy business leaders to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, June 13-22, 2012.  During Rio+20, BCSE will showcase clean energy technology solutions and promote the role of the private sector in achieving sustainable development though capital investments and job creation, technology innovation and public-private partnerships.

The BCSE is a coalition of businesses and trade associations in the renewable energy, energy efficiency and natural gas industries and was established in 1992 by industry leaders who also attended the first Earth Summit.  

BCSE at Rio+20

The BCSE will host two public events during Rio+20 focused on the role of business in accelerating deployment of clean energy options and attaining sustainable development objectives.

Business Taking the Lead -- Meeting the Challenge of Sustainable Energy for All

Tuesday, June 19, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Venue:  T-8 Riocentro

This event will focus on how companies in the renewable energy, energy efficiency and natural gas sectors can deliver the technology solutions that will help countries achieve the vision of the UN Secretary General’s Sustainable Energy for All.  This side event is coordinated by the BCSE in partnership with the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), International Council for Sustainable Energy (ICSE), Alliance to Save Energy (ASE) and Digital Energy and Sustainability Solutions Campaign (DESSC).

Business Leading: Investment, Innovation and Results for Clean Energy
Wednesday, June 20, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Venue: US Center, Athletes Park, across from Riocentro

This panel of business leaders from the United States will profile the enabling environments needed to deploy and develop clean energy solutions to fight energy poverty, grow local economies and reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.  Panelists include executives from Intel, Johnson Controls, the Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing, the Global Wind Energy Council and the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association.

Additional information:

BCSE at Rio+20: Clean Energy Solutions for Sustainable Development featuring examples of businesses in action - Qualcomm, RoofPoint by Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing, Johnson Controls and Sempra Energy.

Realizing the Promise of Sustainable Energy for All , by Lisa Jacobson, President, BCSE, Environmental Finance, June 2012.