IAIA12 Energy Future: The Role of Impact Assessment
Start Date:27 May 12 End Date:01 Jun 12
What is the role of impact assessment on future global, national and local energy decisions and choices? How can we tackle the environmental and social risks that will appear as a result of our quest for the development, production and management of new energy sources?
Our view of the world and the world economy over the last 3–4 human generations has been shaped by assumptions of infinite energy supplied primarily by fossil fuels. Impact assessments have scrutinized thousands of energy projects, but few have considered the long-term future supply and sources of non-renewable and renewable energy as critical to decision-making. Now, however, the basic principle of limitless energy is under challenge.
The conference will be structured around four thematic streams:
• Renewable energy
• Fossil fuels
• Electric powered transportation
• Electric power leap
This conference takes place in Porto, Portugal. Send an enquiry with any queries you might have.