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June 7, 2012

Contact: Colbie Holderness
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Office: +1 202.785.0507


Clean Energy Business Leaders Head to Rio

Focus on Partnerships & the Role of Business in Sustainable Energy Deployment

Washington, DC—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.  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.

In advance of the conference, BCSE President Lisa Jacobson commented, “Sustainable energy will be front and center in the discussions taking place in Rio this month.  As tens of thousands of governments, civil society and industry leaders prepare to converge for the 20th anniversary of the first Earth Summit, it is critical to look at the advancements made in clean energy development and deployment over the past two decades and the crucial role the private sector will play in realizing the Rio+20 objective of ‘sustainable energy for all.'"

 
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.  The BCSE delegation will bring to Rio both business expertise and the technology solutions needed to meet development challenges.

BCSE at Rio

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.

Visit www.bcse.org and follow the BCSE on Twitter (@BCSECleanEnergy) for updates on the Council’s policy statements, publications, events, and insights.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 7, 2012

Contact: Colbie Holderness
Email: [email protected]   
Office: +1 202.785.0507


Clean Energy Business Leaders Head to Rio

Focus on Partnerships & the Role of Business in
Sustainable Energy Deployment

Washington, DC—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.  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.

In advance of the conference, BCSE President Lisa Jacobson commented, “Sustainable energy will be front and center in the discussions taking place in Rio this month.  As tens of thousands of governments, civil society and industry leaders prepare to converge for the 20th anniversary of the first Earth Summit, it is critical to look at the advancements made in clean energy development and deployment over the past two decades and the crucial role the private sector will play in realizing the Rio+20 objective of ‘sustainable energy for all.'"

 

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.  The BCSE delegation will bring to Rio both business expertise and the technology solutions needed to meet development challenges.

BCSE at Rio

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.

Visit www.bcse.org and follow the BCSE on Twitter (@BCSECleanEnergy) for updates on the Council’s policy statements, publications, events, and insights.