No.2, 3 May 2002
HEADLINES IN THIS
1. The world-map on renewables/energy-efficiency technologies and
solutions - yet faster access through CADDET's re-built websites.
2. Climate Technology Awards - call for nominations.
3. The Future Impact of Information and Communication Technologies on the Energy System - insights from IEA Workshop.
4. Energy Efficiency Certificate Trading - findings of the Workshop
in Milan (Italy), 17 April 2002.
5. Russian Academy of Sciences honours IEA World Energy Outlook
- Promoting On-Board Technologies
for Improving Fuel Efficiency - Utrecht (the Netherlands),
27 May, 2002.
- Worldwide Energy Liberalisation:
Building on Lessons Learned - Eurelectric/VDEW Conference, Leipzig (Germany),
24-25 June 2002.
- Concentrated Solar Power
and Chemical Energy Technologies - 11th SolarPACES International Symposium
- Zurich (Switzerland), 4-6 September 2002.
International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies - Kyoto
(Japan), 1-4 October 2002.
Conference on Clean Coal Technologies for our Future - Sardinia (Italy), 21-23 October 2002.
7. Recent IEA Publications: Electricity in India;
Russia Energy Survey; Energy Policies of the United States.
1. The world-map on
renewables/energy-efficiency technologies and solutions - faster access. Through
IEA CADDET's two sites, highly user-friendly navigation tools now provide decision-takers
with speedier access to global information on proven, commercial applications
of renewable-energy and energy-efficiency technologies and solutions. At the fingertips,
descriptions of demonstration projects and success stories, as well as more in-depth
data and discussion of individual technologies, with assessments of economic viability
and benefits. Each service offers free monthly e-mail delivery of a custom-made
mix of information on selected technologies. For access to CADDET Renewables: http://www.caddet-re.org/index.php.
For CADDET Energy Efficiency: http://www.caddet-ee.org/.
These two projects come under the umbrella of the Energy and Environmental
Technologies Information Centres (EETIC), an IEA Implementing Agreement, see
website: http://www.iea.org/Textbase/techno/index.asp For
more about the IEA's international energy technology collaboration framework
of Implementing Agreements: http://www.iea.org/Textbase/techno/index.asp
2. Climate Technology Awards - call
for nominations. The Climate Technology Initiative (CTI) rewards individuals
and organisations for outstanding achievements in getting climate-friendly technology
to market. This year's awards will be made in October in New Delhi at the Eighth
Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate
Change (UNFCCC). The CTI works in close contact with the UNFCCC to foster international
co-operation for accelerated development and diffusion of climate-friendly technologies
and practices in developing and transition nations, notably through capacity-building
measures. Housed at IEA Headquarters in Paris, it was launched in 1995 by 23
countries and the European Commission. The Awards nomination deadline is now
22 May 2002. See CTI Awards press release (please ignore superseded deadline
therein) at: http://www.iea.org/Textbase/press/pressdetail.asp?PRESS_REL_ID=31.
For more about the Climate Technology Initiative: http://www.iea.org/Textbase/techno/index.asp
3. The Future Impact of Information and Communication
Technologies (ICT) on the Energy System. A recent IEA workshop at IEA headquarters
in Paris weighed up the stakes and the potential, within a context of: more use
of energy, but high gains in productivity and economic growth; galloping technological
progress, but lagging behavioural adjustments to energy efficiency needs; a huge
potential impact, but poor representation of ICT factors in public policy-making.
To access the papers presented at the February 2002 workshop: http://www.iea.org/Textbase/work/workshopsearch.asp
4. Energy Efficiency Certificate Trading
Workshop - Milan (Italy), 17 April 2002. The workshop enabled participants
to exchange experience and examine the scope for energy efficiency certificates
as a means of bridging the gap between regulation and the economic efficiency
of market-based trading mechanisms. To view the presentations and get a flavour
of the proceedings, or to participate in an on-line discussion, click here: http://dsm.iea.org/newdsm/work/workshops/EECertTrad.asp.
5. Russian Academy of Sciences - special award for IEA
World Energy Outlook 2001.
In alternation with its world-wide projections of energy trends, brought
out each even-number year, the IEA World Energy Outlook publishes
an "insights" edition on a specific energy subject each intervening
year. The 2001 edition of the Outlook assesses "today's energy supplies
to fuel tomorrow's growth". It has been singled out by the Russian
Academy of Sciences for a special award, in recognition of its breadth
of coverage, the objectivity of the analysis and its balanced geographical
treatment of energy resources. On behalf of the IEA, Dr. Fatih Birol,
Head of Agency's Economic Analysis Division and editor the book,
the award in Moscow on 25 April. Press release: http://www.iea.org/Textbase/press/pressdetail.asp?PRESS_REL_ID=58.
For more about the book: http://www.iea.org/Textbase/publications/free_new_Desc.asp?PUBS_ID=1104
6. Upcoming Events
On-Board Technologies for Improving Fuel Efficiency - Utrecht (the Netherlands),
27 May, 2002. Representatives from industry, research institutes and governments
will draw policy lessons regarding vehicle on-board devices.See also: http://www.ecodrive.org/index.php?id=219 .
Worldwide Energy Liberalisation: Building on Lessons Learned -
Eurelectric/VDEW Conference, Leipzig (Germany), 24-25 June 2002. High-level
speakers from the electricity and gas sectors will review progress
with energy market liberalisation, against a backdrop of globalisation
and major advances in technology. Website: http://www.eurelectric.org/docs/2001-030-0441-1.pdf.
Contact: Ravit Bechor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Concentrated Solar Power and Chemical Energy
Technologies - 11th SolarPACES International Symposium - Zurich (Switzerland),
4-6 September 2002. This biennial event offers the largest and most comprehensive
forum for the latest technological advances in the field of solar thermal electricity
production and solar chemical conversion. For more details: http://www.solarpaces2002.ethz.ch/
Sixth International Conference on Greenhouse
Gas Control Technologies - Kyoto (Japan), 1-4 October 2002. Cutting-edge technologies
for capture, storage and utilisation of carbon dioxide will be among the hot topics
discussed at this conference, along with updates on other CO2 mitigation options
such as enhanced energy efficiency and use of renewables. For further information: http://www.ieagreen.org.uk.
International Conference on Clean Coal Technologies for our Future - Sardinia (Italy), 21-23 October 2002. The focus: "Response to Electricity
Market Liberalization, Growing Energy Demand and Environmental Protection".
Topics: environmental and energy policies; improving conventional
technologies; CO2 capture and sequestration; clean coal technology
(CCT); environmental and competitive goals through CCT diffusion;
public support for CCTs; technology transfer for CCTs. For more details: http://www.iea-coal.org.uk/.
7. Recent IEA Publications (click on the links to learn more):
Electricity in India: Providing Power for the Millions (http://www.iea.org/Textbase/publications/free_new_Desc.asp?PUBS_ID=1074).
Russia Energy Survey 2002 (http://www.iea.org/Textbase/publications/free_new_Desc.asp?PUBS_ID=1073).
Energy Policies of IEA Countries - The United States 2002 Review (http://www.iea.org/Textbase/publications/free_new_Desc.asp?PUBS_ID=1072).