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Chile and UK sponsor 'Mining and sustainability' seminar in Antofagasta

Saturday, November 29th 2014 - 07:41 UTC
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Chilean and UK officials during the seminar held in Antofagasta Chilean and UK officials during the seminar held in Antofagasta

The British Embassy joined the Chilean British Chamber of Commerce and Plan CREO from the city of Antofagasta to host the Seminar “Antofagasta: City, Mining and Sustainability, Where are we headed?” which took place last week at the National Library of the city.

 The event included presentations regarding future energy efficiency initiatives in the city from Arturo Molina, the Regional Energy Authority (SEREMI), and Nicola Borregaard, from the Ministry of Energy. A representative from the Carbon Trust UK was also present to share UK and international case studies in energy transformations.

During the event, the seminar participants learned about the progress of current projects in Antofagasta such as the British Embassy’s Prosperity Fund project “Action Plan for the city of Antofagasta´s Sustainable Energy Strategy” implemented by Fundacion Chile, Carbon Trust UK, Plan CREO Antofagasta and the University of Antofagasta. The project aims to facilitate the deployment of a sustainable, cost-effective and low-carbon energy strategy for Antofagasta particularly through local renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives.

The seminar culminated with the signature of a “Green Credit” agreement between the Ministry of Energy, the Antofagasta Construction Chamber, BCI Bank, the University of Antofagasta and the Association of Real Estate Developers. The agreement was developed as part of the prosperity project mentioned above and seeks to compensate individuals or companies that develop or acquire homes that incorporate renewable energy technologies such as solar power.

The seminar was part of the activities the British Embassy in Santiago carried out as part of the GREAT Month that took place during November in Chile.

The full list of presentation titles from the seminar program included: ”The UK’s vision - Sustainability and future cities” - Heather Goodale, British Embassy Santiago; The energy agenda”, Arturo Molina, Regional Energy Authority (SEREMI); Solar power platform in the Atacama Desert – Investments and regional awareness” - Carlos Arenas, Universidad de Antofagasta; “Managing environmental projects and community engagement” - Mathieu Vallart, Pricewaterhouse Coopers; “Antofagasta’s local energy efficiency strategy – Advances, prospects and impacts” - Martin Elton, Fundacion Chile and CREO Antofagasta; ”Energy transformation examples in homes and neighborhoods” - Daniel Perdomo, Carbon Trust UK.

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  • Frank

    'The seminar culminated with the signature of a “Green Credit” agreement between the Ministry of Energy, the Antofagasta Construction Chamber, BCI Bank, the University of Antofagasta and the Association of Real Estate Developers.'

    Not often you see 'green' and 'Antofagasta' in the same sentence....

    Nov 29th, 2014 - 08:07 am 0
  • Briton

    Chile and UK
    Great fantastic brilliant bestes mates
    this is how its done, like adults and gentlemen,

    on the downside,
    someone will be pixxed off , upset , angry , and pulling her Barbie doll hair out,
    Guess Who...lol

    Nov 29th, 2014 - 07:41 pm 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    2 Briton

    Couldn't agree more. Look where behaving like a grown up will get you......

    Still, IF you really want to shout and scream and throw a tantrum, you get to sit on the international “naughty” step.

    Nov 30th, 2014 - 10:42 pm 0
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