The result finds a steady increase in opposition to these hydro projects, since the same survey conducted in April 2008 dropped by 54.7% to 37.4% for and against, ranging in August last year 41.8% and 44.2% respectively. “These results show that the public is aware of the irreparable damage that would mean to our natural and cultural heritage of the scale involved raised the Chilean Patagonia, while we have clear choices to meet the energy needs of medium and long term without destroy the southernmost basins, including energy efficiency and renewable energy unconventional “said the executive secretary of the Defense Council of Patagonia, Patricio Rodrigo. He added that this should be a very powerful signal to the Italian electricity company Enel, which controls Endesa HidroAysen through Spain after the latter’s vice president, Andre Britain, expressed at the recent meeting of shareholders of Endesa Chile to build five dams on the Baker and Pascua rivers “has to be a country project, and we will do with all our capabilities, must be accepted and approved by all.”
“We’re seeing not only the project is being supported by all but on the contrary, is being rejected by a large majority. The Chileans will not accept these intentions to impose a bad project by the private interests of multinationals who seek to destroy a heritage which we bequeath to our children, “said Patricio Rodrigo. Added on the words of Britain-connection that could not find HidroAysen negative aspects, which “would be good then that is better informed of the nearly 3000 observations made by the public services and more than 11 thousand citizens. If something has made clear the global financial crisis is that to senior management positions in multinational companies need to have breadth of vision to the great global challenges, and apparently would not be the case, “he said. LA SURVEY Ipsos quantitative survey applied to 1,008 respondents by telephone in 24 cities from Arica to Punta Arenas, with a margin of error of 3.1%. The highest level of rejection occurred in the age segment of between 18 to 39 years, reaching 63.5%.