Opinion: "One third of the world population still lacks sufficient energy and water supply."

June 11, 2010 |

Benita Ferrero-Waldner, former EU Commissioner for External Relations and Neighbourhood Policy at the Energy Globe World Awards in Rwanda: “One third of the world population still lacks sufficient energy and water supply. The access to clean energy and water is crucial for overcoming poverty and for a careful treatment of our planet. Sustainable development thus means for us to fight poverty, to protect our resources and to create worldwide minimum social standards. Because: There is only one world for all of us,”

US Secretary of Energy Steven Chu: “Senator Lugar..I welcome your introduction today of the Practical Energy and Climate Plan Act of 2010. In particular, I appreciate your ideas for reducing America’s oil dependence – which has taken on greater urgency as a result of the BP oil spill.  I also commend your focus on energy efficiency, which as you have noted is the fastest, cheapest route to our energy and climate change goals…From Germany to China, countries around the world are moving aggressively toward clean energy technologies and we cannot afford to sit on the sidelines.”

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