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They believe that renewable energy would strengthen energy security in the Dominican Republic

During a discussion organized by the Center for Government, Business and Society (CEGES) of INTEC, energy authorities, diplomats and academics analyzed the future of renewable energy in the Dominican Republic

They believe that renewable energy would strengthen energy security in the Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO. - The situation of climate change, the impact of country dependence on Fossil fuels, what demand high resources of State, are "reasons more than enough" to look at the renewable energy as opción for energy security of the nation, he said Executive Director from National Energy Commission, Angel Canó, by participating in the conversation “The future of renewable energy in the Dominican Republic”, Organized by the Center of Government, Company and Society (CEGES) of Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC).

CEGES brought together in the same scenario authorities of the country's energy sector, representatives of the embassies of the United States, Germany, United Kingdom, Canada, Spain and France, as well as academics from several universities to deepen and discuss the future of the renewable energy in the Dominican Republic.

The event began with introductory presentations by economists, engineers and environmentalists who addressed the current situation in the country regarding the energy matrix. Then, the representatives of the embassies made known the challenges and the experiences of their investors when they entered the field of renewable energies in the country.

In the meeting the Rector of INTEC, Rolando M. Guzmánstressed that the academic sector is ready to take a most active role beside gobierno y business sectors in research and improvement proposals for speed up la national development agenda and take the country to a path of greater confidence and facilities for future investors. He recalled that INTEC has many years promoting the use of renewable energy and has a Doctorate in Energy Management for Sustainable Development.

Also, professors of the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD); the Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher (PUCMM); Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) and the National University Pedro Henriquez Ureña (UNPHU) invited to the meeting issued their observations.

The Superintendent of Electricity Cesar Prieto said that the institution he directs is open to this type of dialogue and works to incentivize the issue of renewable energy and reduce permit procedures, for the benefit of the country.

The director of CEGES, Alain Astacio moderated the session and said that “CEGES has set this stage so that the foundations are laid where government, company, academy and society responsibly exchange proposals, emit constructive criticism, challenge paradigms and produce transformative agreements.

In addition, Astacio stressed that CEGES is positioned to serve as a platform in the formation of sectoral and international links that allow the national development agenda to advance. “Developing countries are increasingly interconnected in multiple degrees, which makes the regional landscape more competitive, so we have the sense of urgency to join forces in an organized way to raise the development of the country to which we are called to promote".

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