Working together to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy

Launching an Energy Revolution in a time of Economic Crisis

Launching an Energy Revolution in a time of Economic Crisis
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Edition: 2009
18 pages

At the G8 Energy Ministers Meeting on 24-25 May 2009, the IEA presented ideas for enhancing international collaboration on clean energy technologies, including the creation of a low-carbon energy technology platform to devise an international strategy for enabling all countries, developed and developing to work together and with the private sector to accelerate the development, deployment and transfer of clean energy technologies. (The ideas were also presented at the May 25-26 meeting of the Major Economies Forum.)

The G8 Ministers (with the European Energy Commissioner) endorsed the proposal for a low-carbon energy technology platform and called on the IEA to elaborate it further. G8 leaders are now asked to consider this proposal with their counterparts from Major Economies and provide further guidance.