Global Renewable Energy Forum in Brazil
18 May- 21 May 2008 | Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil

Highlights for Monday, 19 May 2008


 

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José Domingues Miguez, Ministry of Science and Technology, Brazil, Jaume Margarit i Roset, Director for Renewable Energy, Institute for Energy Saving and Diversification (IDAE), Spain, Katja Lautar, State Secretary, Government Office for Growth, Slovenia, Stephen Karekezi, Director of the African Energy Policy Research Network (AFREPREN) and Rodney Smith, World Business Review, BBC.
 
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Na manhã de segunda-feira, os delegados participaram de uma sessão plenária sobre as tendências do cenário global de energia, moderada por Altino Ventura, Secretário de Planejamento e Desenvolvimento Energético, Ministério das Minas e Energia, Brasil. Thomas Stelzer, Assistente do Secretário geral para assuntos de coordenação e Inter- Agência, Departamento das Nações Unidas para Assuntos Econômicos e Sociais, sublinhou a importância de expandir o acesso à energia, que é um pré-requisito para se alcançar o desenvolvimento sustentável e os Objetivos de Desenvolvimento do Milênio (ODMs). Anil Kane, Presidente da Associação Mundial de Energia Eólica, disse que a capacidade instalada de geração de energia eólica está projetada para atingir 160000 MW durante os próximos três anos. Angus Friday, Presidente da Aliança dos Estados das Pequenas Ilhas, notou que a mudança climática é uma importante força para incentivar políticas e ações para a energia renovável.
Na tarde de segunda-feira, houve duas sessões plenárias, uma chamada “Conexões entre a mudança climatica, segurança energética e energia renovável,” e outra chamada “Condições do mercado para energia renovável versus combustíveis fósseis.” As sessões foram moderadas por Rodney Smith, BBC. Stephen Karekezi, Diretor da Rede Africana de Pesquisa sobre Política Energética, disse que a base racional para a promoção de energias renováveis na África é segurança e a possibilidade de um novo crescimento para o sector industrial. Katja Lautar, Secretária de Estado, Agência de Governo para o Crescimento, Eslovênia, destacou a necessidade de conter de forma rápida e rentável o consumo de energia. Jaume Margarit, Diretor para Energia Renovável, Instituto para a Economia de Energia e Diversificação (IDEIA), Espanha, enfatizou a necessidade de se promover ouso eficaz da energia. José Domingues Miguez, Ministério da Ciência e Tecnologia, Brasil, destacou a desigual distribuição geográfica de emissões per capita dos gases causadores do efeito estufa. Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Instituto Internacional para Análise de Sistemas Aplicados (IIASA), disse que o debate da energia deve ser moldado nos termos de energia sustentável versus energia não-sustentável.


Morning Plenary Session
   
Dimtiri Piskounov, Managing Director PTC-UNIDO, said under current trends 1.3 billion people will remain without electricity till 2030.

 
Carlos Arturo Flórez Piedrahita, Secretary-Executive, Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE), underscored democratization of modern energy services.
 
Thomas Stelzer, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations

 

Ambassador Lindiwe Zulu, South Africa

 
Dimitri Piskounov, Managing Director PTC-UNIDO , Altino Ventura, Secretary of Energetic Planning and Development, Ministry of Mines and Energy, Brazil and Carlos Arturo Flórez Piedrahita, Secretary-Executive, Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE)

   
Anil Kane, President, World Wind Energy Association, said renewable energy is no longer a fringe player.

 
Christine Lins, Secretary General of the European Renewable Energy Council, highlighted the EU 20% renewable energy production target to be achieved by 2020.
 
Angus Friday, Chairman of the Alliance of Small Islands States (AOSIS), said that the culture of consumerism is like a culture of bacteria consuming all the life supporting material available and ultimately killing themselves.

“Linkages Between Climate Change, Energy Security and Renewable Energy”

   
Stephen Karekezi, Director of the African Energy Policy Research Network (AFREPREN), noted the differences on the ethanol crop system in Brazil and in African countries.
 
Katja Lautar, State Secretary, Government Office for Growth, Slovenia
 
Jaume Margarit i Roset, Director for Renewable Energy, Institute for Energy Saving and Diversification (IDAE), Spain

 
José Domingues Miguez, Ministry of Science and Technology, Brazil, said that food security is a false dilemma for Brazil since the country still has available farming land and is not shifting land from food production toward biodiesel production.

 
The sessions were moderated by Rodney Smith, World Business Review, BBC.

“Market Conditions for Renewable Energy versus Fossil Fuels”
Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Leader of Energy and Transitions to New Technologies Programs, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Raúl Sendic, President of the National Administration for Fuels and Portland of Uruguay (ANCAP), Uruguay, Fábio Rosa, Special Representative for the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) and Rodney Smith, World Business Review, BBC

   
Herbert Greisberger, Secretary-General of the Austrian Society for Environment and Technology (ÖGUT)
 
Abeeku Brew-Hammond, University of Science and Technology, Ghana
 
Nebojsa Nakicenovic, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

 
Raúl Sendic, President of the National Administration for Fuels and Portland of Uruguay (ANCAP), Uruguay

 
Fábio Rosa, Special Representative for the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), noted that REEEP is a global type II partnership, and focuses on generating green energy and save energy.




Related Links
-Conference Website
-Conference Website (UNIDO)
-Agenda
-Background document

Co-Organizers
-UNIDO
-Brazilian Ministry of Mines and Energy
-Eletrobas
-ITAIPU BINACIONAL


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