Energy

IEA Expert Discusses Future of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles [viewed]

2 May 2011: In a press release, International Energy Agency (IEA) transport expert Lewis Fulton answers questions regarding the potential and plausibility of using electric vehicles (EVs) to combat climate change.

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UNECE Experts on Global Energy Efficiency 21 Discuss Capacity Building, Energy Policy Reforms [viewed]

29 April 2011: The second Session of the Group of Experts on Global Energy Efficiency 21 (GEE21), under the aegis of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), met on 18 April 2011, in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate Discusses Prospects for Durban Climate Change Conference [viewed]

27 April 2011: The tenth meeting of the Leaders' Representative level of the Major Economies Forum (MEF) on Energy and Climate was hosted by the European Commission and took place in Brussels, Belgium, from 26-27 April 2011.

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Event: 32nd Meeting of the CDM Small Scale Working Group [viewed]

The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Small Scale Working Group will consider issues relating to baseline and monitoring methodologies for small scale CDM project activities.  

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IPCC Releases Documents Ahead of 33rd Session [viewed]

1 May 2011: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will hold its 33rd session from 10-13 May 2011, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and will be preceded by the 11th session of the IPCC Working Group (WG) III, from 5-8 May.

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Clean Energy Ministerial Organizes Electric Vehicle Initiative Meeting [viewed]

29 April 2011: The Electric Vehicles Initiative (EVI), a forum for cooperation on electric vehicles organized by the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM), met in Shanghai, China, from 20-22 April 2011, at the International Forum on Electric Vehicle Pilot City and Industrial Development.

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Regional Global Forum on Sustainable Energy Identifies Barriers to Energy Efficiency and Renewables [viewed]

29 April 2011: The Regional Global Forum on Sustainable Energy (GFSE) was held from 28-29 April 2011, at the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber in Vienna, Austria, under the theme “Energy between Danube and Caucasus - The Role of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency as a Key Issue for Economic Development.”

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World Bank Approves Hydropower Loan for Viet Nam [viewed]

26 April 2011: The World Bank approved a US$330 million loan for Viet Nam to support a 260 Megawatts multipurpose hydropower project that will help meet growing domestic demand for electricity, reduce carbon dioxide emissions and bring flood control and irrigation benefits to rural and poor communities in Thanh Hoa province.

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Event: Regional Conference on Renewable Energy Development in the Countries of Central Asia and CIS [viewed]

This Conference will review the results and lessons learned by the UN Development Programme (UNDP)/Global Environment Facility (GEF) project on the development of a wind power market in Kazakhstan, including development of a legal framework and state regulation of renewable energy, development of local capacity while implementing wind parks projects, support in developing first projects, results achieved, experience and lessons learned during project implementation. Participants will have an opportunity to share views and experience in the development of renewable energy in Central Asia, and to develop recommendations on policies and cooperation in the field of renewables. The conference is organized by the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies, the Ministry of Environment, the Kazakhstan Electricity Association (KEA) and UNDP Kazakhstan.  

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Event: Third TICAD Ministerial Follow-up Meeting [viewed]

The Third Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) Ministerial Follow-up Meeting will be held in Dakar, Senegal, from 1-2 May 2011, to review progress on the implementation of the Yokohama Action Plan issued at TICAD IV in 2008, and discuss the future of the TICAD process and progress towards achieveing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), climate change and low-carbon growth and sustainable development in Africa. The conference is organized by the Government of Japan, the UN, the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank and the African Union Commission (AUC), and is expected to gather Ministers and delegations of African countries along with representatives of other partner countries, international and regional organizations, the private sector and civil society organizations.  

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