Every three years the World
Energy Council (WEC) hosts the leading energy companies and most of
the Energy Ministers from around the world at the World
Energy Conference. The WEC has proposed a critical agenda: "Delivering
Sustainability; Opportunities and Challenges for the Energy Industry."
5000 delegates gather from all continents to address the core energy and
environmental issues of today.
When we first attended the WEC in 1992, renewable energy was barely mentioned
and global climate change was given minor attention. Today, renewable energy
has become a significant provider as every nation copes with it's own greenhouse
gas consequences and strategy.
Leading to the WEC, renewables get high marks in the study: "Comparison
of Energy Systems Using Life Cycle Analysis" The goal
was to determine the environmental impacts of each energy resource from
all stages of the chain: mining, transport, processing, energy generation,
recycling and disposal. The results provide a stark difference: life
cycle CO2 output from renewables and nuclear is significantly
less than energy generated from fossil fuels. The report concluded
that 'politics will decide' if environmental impacts will be incorporated
into economic decisions.
If we hope to meet the growing energy demands of the future in a sustainable
manner, renewables are key. We will be distributing our latest report "Best
Renewable Energy Policies from Around the World." This is GENI's message
as we meet with delegates at the WEC.
The World Energy Conference is our highest leverage event meeting
face to face with ministers
and utility executives from around the world. It's also our most expensive
conference, with a exhibition fee of $5,000 and we seek your support
again. Please consider a extra contribution this month as it makes a real
difference in delivering on our promise.