Well-known for his business prowess, Chilean President Sebastian Pinera also enjoys a reputation as something of an environmentalist. Yet for all his ecological good works and pro-environment rhetoric, analysts say that, when it comes to energy, Chile is not likely to see a "green revolution" anytime soon.But in recent years, specifically through his Fundacion Futuro, the conservative leader has funded a number of conservation projects. The best known is Parque Tantauco, a huge nature reserve on the southern island of Chiloe that Pinera opened to the public in 2005.New energy minister backs old plan A month after being sworn in, however, Pinera has yet to offer a clear indication of how that environmental inclination might translate into concrete policy particularly where energy is concerned. So far, renewable energy has been notably absent from any government discourse, despite featuring so prominently in the president's campaign platform.
NotiSur. "Chile: President Sebastian Pinera's Green Leanings Unlikely To Bring Energy Overhaul." (2010). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/la_energy_notien/32