Energy Efficiency for World Sustainability

Luis Gomez-Echeverri, moderator of the Sustainable Energy Forum spoke of the options for alternative resource development for a number of countries and the importance of energy efficiency. Between 1974 and 2010, energy efficiency was the main focus in 11 countries associated with the International Energy Agency. R.K. Pachauri, Director General of TERI, talked about conservation of energy. To maintain energy efficiency, the negative carbon emissions need to decrease by 450 million. To accomplish this, legislative procedures need to be put in place and also budgets needs to increase.

Reid Detchon spoke about the governmental side of producing funds to start an accelerator program.  To accelerate the implementation policies on the Energy Efficiency Accelerator approach, the current slow process in formulating effective funding must gain momentum. Setting the correct policy framework is the main goal. Detchon suggested that all willing governments address policy questions, provide technical services and, most importantly, engage civil societies. Clay Nesler, who represented Johnson Controls, declared the accelerator program is to engage cities to commit to participate with the program and get local governments to commit to funding. Mr. Nesler announced that if all goes through, the official launch will be in Paris. Mr. Nesler elaborated on getting assistance by using logistics to scale up the cost of sustainable and renewable energy, ensuring price and project autonomy.

Meeting Title: Sustainable Energy Forum- Energy Efficiency Accelerators
Speakers: Luis Gomez-Echeverri, Senior Research Scholar, IIASA and Senior Advisor, SE4AL;  Reid Detchon, Vice President Energy and Climate, United Nations Foundation; R. K. Pachauri, Director General, TERI; Steven L. Kukoda, Vice President, International Copper Association, Ltd.; Clay Nesler, Vice President Global Energy and Sustainability, Johnson Controls; Alfred Haas, Vice President, Osram; Ivan Jaques, Head, Energy Efficient Cities, Energy Sector Management Assistance Program ESMAP, WB; Paul Voss, Managing Director, Euroheat and Power; Sheila Watson, Director of Environment and Research, FIA Foundation; Josué Tanaka, Managing Director, Operational Strategy, EBRD
Location: United Nations HQ, Trusteeship Council, New York
Date: 4 June 2014
Written By WIT representative: Leslie Anokye

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