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Students showcasing research posters at the 2015 GCEP Symposium

Global Energy Assessment West Coast Launch

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Precourt Institute for Energy
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On May 21-22, 2013, the Precourt Institute for Energy hosted a major conference at Stanford University, as part of the global campaign to launch the Global Energy Assessment (GEA) report, the culmination of a multi-year initiative to assess global energy challenges.

Leading researchers, national and international policy makers, managers, advocates in areas of energy, technology, investment, economic development, international aid, and integrated assessment gathered together to review their findings.  A comprehensive strategy was presented for poverty eradication, climate change mitigation, health, energy security, and energy access.  GEA research aims to facilitate equitable and sustainable energy services for all, in particular the two billion people who currently lack access to clean, modern energy.

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Coordinated by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), GEA is the first ever fully integrated energy assessment that analyzes energy challenges, opportunities and strategies, for developing, industrialized and emerging economies. GEA is supported by government and NGOs, the United Nations Systems, and the private sector.  Sessions will be organized into four clusters:

  • Cluster I: Major global issues and energy (regional, national and international challenges).
  • Cluster II: Energy resources and technological options (assessment of the components available to build future energy systems).
  • Cluster III: Describing possible sustainable futures.
  • Cluster IV: Realizing energy for sustainable development (assessment of the policies needed to address the challenges).