Energy Planning Policies

Nicholas Sarkozy

" Some countries are in a point of not retorno" , it revealed the chief of a main directorate of the IMF Khelil commenting that the developing countries are facing a dilemma exceeds how to act before the prices of petroleum, because too many subsidies would be a great load for the governments but to eliminate the subsidies would be unjust for the citizens. In South-east Asitico, an overwhelmed region by the debt and under constant pressure by the enterprise and financial reconstruction, the increasing prices of fuels have made back down this year the tendency of fast economic growth. A certain number of countries already has lowered their expectations of growth for the 2008. The members of the ASEAN were affected by an inflation in increase brought about by the increasing prices of the crude one and foods. The high prices also forced India, Malaysia and Indonesia to trim the subsidies and to lift the prices fixed by the state for the gasoline and other fuels. The most pessimistic economists indicated that world-wide the economic perspective is now more serious than during the crisis financier of Asia in 1997 and 1998, when the effect was limited the emergent markets.

Another subject of interesting debate in this Summit of the group of the 8 is the fight against the climatic heating. The leaders of Germany, Canada, the United States, France, Great Britain, Italy, Japan and Russia must decide what pursuit to give the Protocol of Kyoto, that expires in 2012, and to which Washington never adhered. The final declaration of Toyako would indicate that " " the G-8 will lead the efforts to reduce in 50% emisiones" polluting agents for 2050, indicated the Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun. But, the United States rejects all commitment that does not include India, China and to other great contaminating ones. Bush promised that the United States &quot will play a role; " constructivo" in these discussions, while ex- Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Bird, revealed that the American agent chief executive and the French president, Nicholas Sarkozy, maintained one " " ferocious disputa" on this subject in the summit of the G-8 in Germany in 2007.

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