Quote and Press Availability: Ned Helme of the Center for Clean Air Policy



Star Dodd, Center for Clean Air Policy, sdodd@ccap.org, (202) 621-5665
Jeff Birnbaum, BGR Public Relations, jbirnbaum@bgrpr.com, (202) 661-6367

Quote and Press Availability: Ned Helme of the Center for Clean Air Policy

Freshly back from leading a conference on Latin American efforts to reduce air pollution through nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs), Ned Helme, president of the Center for Clean Air Policy is available for interviews on Thursday, August 1 at 1:30 p.m. eastern time. Helme can talk about a new, fully funded initiative in Chile that will soon increase the use of renewables, such as solar, wind, biomass and small hydro. Chile’s Renewable Portfolio Standard and its innovative Price Stabilization Mechanism are models for other countries that seek a cost-effective way to increase electricity production using renewables rather than polluting coal. The Chilean initiative, Helme says, will increase jobs while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

“Latin America is on the cutting edge of efforts to reduce air pollution while also promoting development and economic growth,” Helme said. “Chile’s Renewable Portfolio Standard and Price Stabilization Mechanism will greatly assist the financing and the development of renewable energy projects. Other countries are considering similar programs, which is promising. Carbon pollution is increasingly being fought with local efforts and Chile is a perfect example.”

Helme is one of the world’s leading experts in clean air and industrial policy. A noted adviser to government officials and corporate executives around the world, he is the author of more than 50 studies on climate change and air quality, and has testified before Congress and international organizations. With more than thirty years of experience in climate and air policy, Ned has a deep understanding of ways to address air pollution that also advance economic development.

Please contact Star Dodd or Jeff Birnbaum if you wish to speak to Helme.

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