REEEP attends the 7th World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi

The World Future Energy Summit (WFES) is one of the world’s foremost events dedicated to renewable energies, energy efficiency and clean technologies. This yearly event includes a large-scale Conference, an international Exhibition, the Project & Finance Village, the Young Future Energy Leaders program, Zayed Future Energy Prize as well as a number of corporate meetings and concurrent social events. The event is hosted by Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s multi-faceted renewable energy company, and staged at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

Building on the high profile successes of WFES 2013, the 7th annual gathering of future energy’s world leaders will be home to brilliant minds and inspiring thinkers for three days of expert debate and world class innovation in the heart of Abu Dhabi.

This year, the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership REEEP is again present to connect with other players in the field as well as to showcase our impressive portfolio of supported clean energy projects and our work in knowledge management and open dataREEEP/REIL will host a plenary session on day 3 (22 Jan, in the morning) again – James Cameron will moderate and REEEP’s  Director General Martin Hiller will speak. In addition to this, there will be a data-related session with IT and Operations Director Florian Bauer. Continue reading “REEEP attends the 7th World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi”

World Water Day 2013

This is a quick reminder about the upcoming World Water Day 2013 on March 22nd on one hand, on the other I think it is a good opportunity to bring up some important facts about saving water. We all know that we have to be mindful of our water usage, but sometimes we don’t act as if we know just how precious water is.

The World Water Day event is a good time to bring up water-related issues with friends and children, and hopefully schools and youth clubs also take it up as a start to get informed and actively involved.waterdrop.gif

The idea of World Water Day was first proposed in Agenda 21 in 1992  in Rio de Janeiro, and has been observed since 1993 – so it’s a 20 year anniversary this year!
Yet over the last couple of decades, water security has become more of a problem for many areas of this world, and climate change is a major contributor in this complex challenge. Continue reading “World Water Day 2013”