|Sustainable Energy News - No. 26 - August 1999 (INFORSE, 1999, 18 p.)|
This year, the Annual Meeting of INFORSE-Europe will be conducted as an email meeting during the month of November. All INFORSE-Europe members will receive a draft Agenda and call for proposals for the meeting by the end of August. If you have not received anything by September 1, please send a notice to Gunnar Boye Olesen at e-mail: email@example.com.
The goal of 10% wind energy in the global electricity mix will now be supplemented with regional goals and action proposals. With support from Forum for Energy and Development, the INFORSE regions in Europe and Latin America will regionalise the global goal, propose actions to realise the goals in the regions, and make an overview of effects for environment, economy, and employment. This will result in regional reports and statements that NGOs in the regions will be invited to support. The results will be presented in October in Buenos Aires, Brussels, Murmansk, Moscow, and Kiev. In Western Europe, the main aim of the work will be to make a proposal for how the goal can be realised in the EU internal market for electricity. In Eastern Europe, the focus will be on how to realise the goal in Russia and Ukraine, which both have very large potentials for wind energy. In Latin America, the work will cover the Cono Sur region with its large wind-power potential and its emerging internal electricity market within the framework of the Mercosur free trade agreement.
The regional campaigns will be developed by INFORSE-Europe with OVE, Danish Organisation for Renewable Energy; Gaia Apatity Center, Kola, Russia; and Future Age Energy, Ukraine; and INFORSE Latin America with REJIMA, Argentina.
Information: INFORSE-Europe and INFORSE - Latin America
Pan-European Energy Efficiency to National Actions
Within the European ECO-Forums Energy and Climate Group, INFORSE-Europe will follow the process of transforming the unanimous decisions of the European countries at hus98 and other meetings into action. The decisions, e.g. to phase out environmentally harmful energy subsidies by 2005, shall be accompanied by a framework for how to do it, and how to evaluate it country by country. This will be discussed on September 20-24, when the Environment Committee of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) meets to discuss follow-up from hus98 as well as topics for the next environment ministers meeting in Kiev in 2002. It will further be discussed at the UNECE Sustainable Energy Committee meeting in November and at the coming meeting of the new Energy Charter Working Group for the Energy Efficiency Protocol. INFORSE-Europe and the ECO-Forum intend to participate in these meetings with observers, and speak out for tangible actions, nationally and internationally. We invite all interested NGOs to join the email list of the ECO-Forum energy and climate group, to be informed of these processes and maybe participate.
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