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  1. #1 maksimovich
    2007/06/03

    Here is the Statement from the Joint academies in 2006 from the g8 in Russia.

    Conclusions

    We call on all countries of the world to cooperate in identifying common strategic priorities for sustainable and secure energy systems, and in implementing actions toward those strategic priorities. G8 countries bear a special responsibility for the current high level of energy consumption, and should play a leading role in assuring global energy sustainability and security.

    We call on world leaders, especially those meeting at the G8 Summit in July 2006, to:
    - Articulate the reality and urgency of global energy security concerns;
    - Plan for the massive infrastructure investments, and lead times required for a transition to clean, affordable and sustainable energy systems;
    - Itensify cooperation with developing countries to build their domestic capacities to use existing and innovative energy systems and technologies, including transfer of technologies;
    - Promote by appropriate policies and economic instruments the development and implementation of cost-competitive, environmentally beneficial, and market acceptable clean fossil, nuclear, and renewable technologies;
    - Ensure, in cooperation with industry, that technologies are developed and implemented and actions taken to protect energy infrastructures from natural disasters, technological failures, and human actions;
    - Address the serious inadequacy of R&D funding and provide incentives to accelerate advanced energy-related R&D, also in partnership with private companies;
    - Implement education programs to increase public understanding of energy challenges, and to provide for energy-related expertise and engineering capabilities;
    - Focus governmental research and technology efforts on energy efficiency, non-conventional hydrocarbons and clean coal with CO2 sequestration, innovative nuclear power, distributed power systems, renewable energy sources, biomass production, biomass and gas conversion for fuels.
    Eduardo Krieger – Academia Brasileira de Ciencias, Brazil
    Patricia Demers – Royal Society of Canada, Canada
    Yongxiang Lu – Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
    Edouard Brezin – Academie des Sciences, France
    Volker ter Muelen – Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina, GermanyR.A. Mashelkar – Indian National Science Academy, India
    Giovanni Conso – Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Italy
    Kiyoshi Kurokawa – Science Council of Japan, Japan
    Yuri Osipov – Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
    Robin Crewe – Academy of Science of South Africa, South Africa
    Martin Rees – Royal Society, United Kingdom
    Ralph Cicerone – National Academy of Sciences, United States of America

    We did not see that anywhere either.

    At the ABDUS SALAM meeting in Trieste last month the initiatives for the energy report later this year(combined academies), were discussed on new technologies, and innovation process,must of missed that as well.

    On Friday the worlds largest new technology projects was announced I cannot see that anywhere either in the western press.

  2. #2 Alexander Ac
    2007/06/03

    Oh,

    when all the climate blogs defending the *basics* of climate science will be useless, we can celebrate the victory.

    In hope that these days will come…

  3. #3 Alexander Ac
    2007/06/03

    And link to actual research results of Jim Hansen:

    http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/news/topstory/2007/danger_point.html

    much too alarmistic?

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