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December 11, 2010
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BCSE Statement on the Outcomes of the Cancún Climate Conference

Cancún, México—The Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE)—a coalition of leading companies and trade associations from America’s energy efficiency, natural gas, and renewable energy industries—released the following statement from BCSE President Lisa Jacobson concerning the climate deal reached at the conclusion of COP-16.

“The Cancún climate changes talks delivered on its promises and restored confidence through compromise. World leaders succeeded in reinvigorating the multilateral process on climate change and have put the UNFCCC on a path forward for a post 2012 framework. Agreements were reached in critical areas for clean energy industries, such as finance, technology and reaffirming the role of market-based approaches, while much works needs to be done to forge a new legally-binding accord, the Cancún negotiations put the process back on track and showed that it can be an agent of change and a forum to advance efforts to combat climate change going forward."

The Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) is an organization dedicated to implementing market-based approaches to reducing pollution and providing a diverse, secure mix of energy resources.  Founded in 1992 by senior executives in the natural gas, energy efficiency, electric utility, and renewable energy industries, the Council offers a distinct, business-oriented perspective on energy, environmental and sustainability issues. BCSE’s members have combined annual revenues of over $650 billion, providing America with clean energy services, technology products, and power generation.


A PDF version of this release is available here.