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OAS Secretary General Participated in Caribbean Energy Security Summit

  January 26, 2015

OAS Secretary General Participated in Caribbean Energy Security Summit
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The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, today participated in the Caribbean Energy Security Summit, in which the countries of the Caribbean exchanged ideas on strategies for energy diversification, among other issues.

In his address to the event, Secretary General Insulza highlighted that “over the past 5 years, we have witnessed an unprecedented push by Caribbean leaders and Governments towards the development of their renewable sources.” That commitment is doubly impressive, said the OAS leader, in a time of low oil prices like the present.

“The OAS has been an active advocate and supporter of the transition to sustainable energy in the region,” said the Secretary General, who added that “we are pleased that our work through projects like the Geo-Caribes project, the Caribbean Sustainable Energy Project (CSEP) and the ECPA Caribbean project has helped to provide the foundation on which the region is building its sustainable energy infrastructure.”

“Through these projects we have trained more than 1000 energy practitioners in the region in planning and designing renewable energy infrastructure and we have assisted governments with the design of dozens of energy policies, strategies and plans,” added the leader of the hemispheric institution.

The OAS, together with 26 countries and six other international organizations, put out a joint statement supporting “the transformation of the energy systems of Caribbean states.” The Summit was cohosted by the U.S. Department of State, the Council of the Americas, and the Atlantic Council.

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Reference: FNE-16790