GENEVA, Switzerland, April 20 /CNW/ - An energy supply producing only a
small amount of CO2 is feasible and financially viable. This is shown
by the Call from Geneva of the World Engineers' Convention (WEC) 2011.
Engineers from all over the world are invited to discuss the theses.
"It is the engineers who render the technology available to the world's
population and enable us all to optimally use the ever scarcer
resources. However, this also means that engineering must not take
place in quiet planning offices. Engineers have to get involved in the
political discussion", says Swiss Federal Councilor Doris Leuthard.
This view is shared by the organizers of WEC 2011, who are launching a
global discussion through the Call from Geneva. The Call takes
positions on burning questions, such as: do engineers have the
technical solutions to supply everyone with energy without increasing
global warming? Is the implementation of an energy supply that produces
only a small amount of CO2 financially viable?
"Europe could convert its energy supply autonomously without any
competitive disadvantage", is one of the conclusions of the Call from
Geneva summarized by Ruedi Noser, President of WEC 2011 and Member of
the Swiss National Council. The energy situation in other regions, such
as China and the USA, is part of the discussion in the blog in http://www.wec2011.org. Blog contributions will be incorporated into a declaration, which will
be adopted at WEC 2011.
At WEC 2011 more than 2,000 engineers, researchers, and representatives
from politics and business from about 100 countries will meet and
discuss solutions for a sustainable energy future.
World Engineers' Convention (WEC) 2011
Engineers Power the World - Facing the Global Energy Challenge
4 - 9 September 2011, Geneva, Switzerland
Blog, Registration: http://www.wec2011.org
SOURCE World Engineers' Convention (WEC)
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