Defence Council

I think that there are very interesting opportunities that Chile is inserted into be part of energy solutions and end up being a mere buyer of technology. The Professor of the Department of mechanical engineering of the University of Chile, Roberto Roman, showed data and background that demystify some of the arguments commonly used by large power companies: the link between development and the increased demand for energy. In developed countries members of the Organization for cooperation and economic development between 1970 and 1990 the gross geographic product grew at one much higher rate than energy consumption. So it is evident the effort made in terms to search for energy-efficient systems and processes. The Chilean situation is diametrically different: worryingly, the fact that the increase of gross geographic product in recent years has been quite slower than the increase in energy consumption. For Roman this is compounded with another aspect. In the past 20 to 30 years the focus of the idea of development has translated only in the macroeconomic figures, and no one asks what that means in practice explained, adding that it is essential that there is a concern for the development of regions and is essential that this region go defining its development model and to defend it to the deathnot to impose it from outside, that come to take the resources here to have other benefits. In the particular case of Aysen, pointed out that the NCRE are very relevant being its order of importance mini hydraulics, wind energy and solar.

It would see solar applications mainly for air conditioning of dwellings and in many places, even in Coyhaique, in hot water, reducing at least 50 per cent of annual hot water demand which is a considerable savings. Journalist of the Civic Coalition lifetime Aysen Reserva de / Defence Council of Patagonia. Involved in the sustainable development of the Region of Aysen, in Chilean Patagonia, and lately in opposition to dams that try to build in this territory.

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