International Energy Foundation
Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute
Whereas the International Energy Foundation is an international body of volunteers concerned with the scientific exchange of energy research between the developed and emerging nations without prejudice to the form of energy, we the delegates from 39 countries at the 9th global energy forum ENERGEX'2002, do hereby resolve that the following resolutions be acted upon by the IEF and the Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute.
Furthermore, this should be conducted in cooperation, coordination and communication with national and international energy researchers and organizations worldwide. These resolutions were prepared by and endorsed by the delegates of ENERGEX'2002 on May 24th, 2002, Crakow, Poland.
The next global energy forum, ENERGEX'2004 be held in Lisbon, Portugal at a date to be determined by the host.
The delegates, Consistent with the message conveyed by the keynote speakers at the opening ceremonies, support the concerted effort by energy researchers towards energy sustainable development in harmony with the EU.
The IEF continue to maximize the benefits to energy researchers by actively seeking to expand the cooperation, coordination and communication with all energy societies and organizations be they national or international. This action will strengthen and enhance the capacity and capability related to the dissemination of energy research within the technical, economic and human dimensions.
The delegates encourage the extension of this global energy forum ( ENERGEX) to incorporate symposium, workshops, and seminars with scholars, industry and research institutes worldwide.
The delegates encourage the international community of researchers to become more active in ISO and IEC energy standard committees.
The delegates support the creation of new jobs and wealth in the production of energy through the application of heat pumps, geothermal and solar systems and other renewable energies resulting in the establishment of a viable industrial base within and external to Poland.
The delegates support the continuation of IEF collaboration with the Nevada Test Site Development Corporation in funding of a major, international energy sustainable facility in Boulder City, Nevada, USA known as the Green Energy Futures Park. This park would act as a focal point for the education of the world population in the transfer of renewable energy technologies for electrical power production. Equally of importance, it would act as a one stop shopping for commercially available renewable energy products.
The synergy of PV, hot water, hot air combined units be expanded as a cost effective global integrated system.
It is strongly recommended that architects, designers, trade organizations and building contractors be integrated in future energy conferences through systematic, practical "on-hands" public awareness and educational processes.
Energy options should be kept open in specific areas of interest such as:
·Safety and waste management in the nuclear industry
·Reduce dependence on fossil fuels through an aggressive program of conservation and efficiency and
·The exponential increase in the utilization of renewable energies by a substantive increase in funding for research, development and demonstration.
We recommend the need for further refinement with respect to the internalization of external costs for practical applications of all forms of energy.
The continued expansion of sustainable forms of energy, such as geothermal energy, is recommended so as to maximize its share in residential, commercial and industrial applications.
We support further studies without bias related to the comparison of energy taxation and credit systems in different energy industries and its influence on producer competitiveness.
This resolution calls for the initiation of a program of 100 PV schools in Poland. Such activity will promote the awareness and knowledge of a sustainable source of energy. Moreover, such an initiative, a pioneer in the CEE countries, will encourage other CEE countries to follow.
We endorse the augmentation for RD&D for all renewable energy sources so as to reduce total electrical energy production costs. Furthermore, national PV energy programs such as those in Japan, Germany, USA and Spain be established on a global basis. Within these national PV programs will be the evaluation of the promising application of thermophotovoltaics.
All nations be encouraged to maximize the use of the Kyoto Protocol mechanisms for the reduction of greenhouse gases and that these policies be integrated with each nation's national and international development aid policies.
Governments and the industrial sector worldwide be encouraged to support financially and logistically the mandate of the International Energy Foundation.
The Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute and sponsors be congratulated on providing the infrastructure and financial support to host ENERGEX'2002. This conference has resulted in opening the windows of opportunity in academia, industry and government with global interactions related to energy technologies and their commercialization.
The host and supporters of ENERGEX'2002 be congratulated on providing an international energy forum wherein representatives from 39 countries were presented with opportunities in establishing partnerships with their colleagues in Poland and other countries.
It is recommended that a registration fee structure be established so as to encourage researchers from the host country and from the transitional and emerging nations to attend and participate in the conference. Students should also be encouraged to attend and participate through a minimal fee structure.
It is recommended that the section on environmental control and waste management be expanded within the next ENERGEX conference.
It is recommended that future hosts of the ENERGEX series of conferences provide a best paper award for each major category and one award for the best student paper presentation.
Las Vegas Resolution
Nevada Test Site Development Corporation (NTSDC)
International Energy Foundation (IEF)
July 28, 2000
Whereas, the International Energy Foundation is an international body of volunteers concerned with the scientific exchange of energy research between the developed and emerging nations without prejudice to the form of energy, we, the 675 delegates from 56 countries at the 8th global energy forum, ENERGEX’2000, an integral component of GlobeEx’2000, do hereby resolve that the following resolutions be acted upon be the IEF and/or NTSDC in cooperation, coordination and communication with national and international energy researchers and organizations worldwide. These resolutions were prepared by and endorsed unanimously by a committee of eminent scholars and scientists.
Governments and the industrial sectors worldwide be encouraged to support financially and logistically in the carrying out of the mandate of the Foundation.
The leadership from the NTS Development Corporation in providing the required infrastructure in the support of the combined energy forum, ENERGEX’2000 and GlobeEx’2000, is an example of the positive returns that can be obtained through cooperation, coordination and communication. We strongly endorse that this mechanism continue in future energy events nationally and internationally.
The delegates strongly support the vision of NTSDC in the recent establishment of the IEF Americas Headquarters located within the office of the NTSDC. The financial and logistical support by NTSDC is gratefully acknowledged and appreciated by the world community of scientists, engineers, administrators and others be they from the developed or the developing nations.
The Polish Academy of Sciences and the Government of Poland be congratulated on providing the infrastructure and financial support to host the 9th global energy forum, ENERGEX’2002, in Krakow, Poland. This will result in opening the windows of opportunity in academia, and industry within the global interaction of energy technologies and commercialization for the betterment of mankind. The Foundation seek to incorporate other societies, such as the Intersociety, to participate in an active manner in ENERGEX’2002 thereby adding incremental benefits to energy researchers. NTSDC will support the activities related to the Eastern European International Energy Forum.
The hosts and supporters of ENERGEX’2000 be congratulated on providing an international forum wherein all delegates were presented with the opportunity to establish partnerships and sharing their results and concerns with regards to the future development and use of the variety of forms of energy.
The IEF continue to maximize the benefits to energy researchers by actively seeking to expand the cooperation, coordination and communication with all energy societies and organizations nationally and internationally thereby strengthening the capacity and capability related to the dissemination of energy research within the technical, economic and human dimensions.
The IEF expand its operational base through the expansion of Regional Headquarters to include Central America, East Africa and the Nordic Countries.
The Board of Directors be expanded from its present composition so as to include equal representation (two representatives) from the following regions. North America, Central America, South America, Central Europe, East Europe, West Europe, East Africa, North Africa, West Africa, South Africa, South East Asia, East Asia, Australia, Pacific Islands, Middle East, and the Caribbean.
The IEF approach other centres worldwide so as to establish other headquarters similar to the Americas Headquarters in Las Vegas. These centres would aid in the transfer of information with the regional headquarters and other energy organizations.
The impact of this global energy forum, Globeex’2000, was achieved through 16 panel discussions, 8 plenary sessions, 8 workshops and the acceptance of some 360 abstracts in 77 technical sessions. It is recommended that whenever possible this format be duplicated at future ENERGEX conferences.
The vision of NTSDC in the development of a prestigious international renewable energy conference and trade show in Las Vegas in December of 2001 is another indicator of the substantive growth and development of renewable energies in the global energy economy of all nations. This international global forum is designed to be the most comprehensive renewable energy trade show ever held on a global basis.
NTSDC be granted appropriate land and funding to establish a major renewable energy, energy sustainable facility in Boulder City within the state of Nevada to be known as Green Energy Futures Park. The proposed park would be utilized as an educational showcase of world power solutions for the 21st century. At the same time, it would act as a focal point for the education of the masses and the transfer of renewable energy technologies used for electrical power production.
The synergy of PV, hot water, hot air combined units is required in order to expand the cost-effective global utilization of these integrated systems. It is also strongly recommended that architects, designers, trade organizational and building contractors be integrated in future energy conferences through a systematic public awareness, educational process.
All energy options should be kept open with specific areas of interest in the nuclear industry being related to safety and waste management; fossil fuels reduced dependence through conservation and efficiency; renewable energies increased funding for R&D and the associated need for internalization of external costs for all energies.
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