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The Basque Country, Quebec and South Australia are hailed in London as examples of “leadership in the clean-energy revolution”

2011 September 5

Tomorrow, Industry Minister Bernabé Unda will discuss the Basque model of developing electric vehicles and intelligent electricity networks, as part of a session organised by The Climate Group.


Starting this year, the Lehendakari has taken on the European presidency of The Climate Group, an organisation that brings together 80 of the world's largest companies and a number of regional and local governments.


The Basque Government has been a part of the EV20 (Electric Vehicle 20) program since its inception. EV20 is a lobby organisation set up by The Climate Group in order to promote electric vehicles around the world.


Tomorrow, the regional governments of the Basque Country, Quebec (Canada) and South Australia will be the focus of a workshop entitled "Leading a Clean Energy Revolution", organised by The Climate Group and held at the headquarters of the Royal Institution of Great Britain in London.


Bernabé Unda, the Minister for Industry, Innovation, Trade and Tourism, was invited by the organisers to give a talk on the Basque model of developing electric vehicles and intelligent electricity networks, two initiatives in which the Basque Country is playing a leading role at the global level.


The Basque Country will share the spotlight with the regions of Quebec and South Australia: the governments of these regions currently share the presidency of The Climate Group.


The Lehendakari, Joint President


In July, the Executive Director of The Climate Group, Mark Kenber, travelled to Vitoria to offer the Lehendakari, Patxi López, the opportunity to become the Joint European President of the organisation. The Climate Group brings together 80 of the world's largest companies and a number of regional and local governments. The Basque Government was pleased to accept this distinction.

One comment
  • @eocenico
    2011 September 5

    Comentario de Twitter:
    Vía @Irekia los casos de Euskadi , Quebec y Australia del sur se exponen como ejemplos de liderazgo en "energías... http://t.co/1qfbTlA

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Politicians attending the event
(IX term 2009 - 2012)
  • Bernabé Unda
    Consejero de Industria, Innovación, Comercio y Turismo (IX term)