Ph.D. Student, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
One of the most important tasks is to separate the policy objectives, the engineering work and the economic aspects. Each are really serious, but on the own area. The results must be used by the other areas, but they should not to force each other to reach a result. So the efficiency could be raised, and the sources can be used optimal.
GERES - Group for the Environment, Renewable Energy and Solidarity
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Energy is usually produced to fulfill a need, which is driven by someone's behavior. On one side we have physics, technology and endless innovation moving forward permanently, there is a logic and seem like no big problem that can't be solved with some time. On the other side we have completely different societies, cultures and lifestyles. I believe both, main issue and greatest solution are in such diversity: how to deal with raising billions behaviors when they are, somehow, all legitimate, in constant evolution with different concerns, expectations and timing? And just to make it a little bit harder, global energy sector relies on drying up resources! Luckily it still has its creativity!
María Silvina Eirin
Economist. Studying the Master in Energy at the Faculty of Engineer, UNCuyo
I consider the most urgent issue facing the energy industry is finding an equilibrium between environment and economics, through practical ways such as the implementation of CCS and an increase utilization of renewable energies.
For that purpose, I think it is very important that countries compromise in a global climate framework.
Consultant of group accounting
VNG – Verbundnetz Gas AG, Germany
The energy challenges are obvious. Increasing demand, and as its counterpart, growing consumption set a range of several requirements: Ensure adequate and secure energy supply, combating the increasing dependency on energy imports as well as tackling environmental effects particularly the greenhouse effect are just to name a few. Furthermore we need the motivation of people to change their energy consumption habits and their thinking about energy issues.
Université de Montréal
The development of renewable energy systems that are cheaper than fossil fuels