World Future Energy Summit Bulletin

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SUMMARY OF THE WORLD
FUTURE ENERGY
SUMMIT 2012:
16-19 JANUARY 2012

The Fifth World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2012
took place in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE),
from Monday, 16 to Thursday, 19 January 2012, hosted by
Masdar. WFES was attended by over 25,000 participants,
including 3,000 summit delegates from 148 countries, three
heads of state, ministers, the UN Secretary-General, heads of
intergovernmental agencies, and over 700 exhibitors.
The Summit was convened around a high-level segment
focusing on policy and strategy, and three forums on:
business and policy; technology and innovation; and finance
and regulation. Issues considered by WFES participants
included: wind power; solar power; natural gas; energy
efficiency; cities; transportation; China; rural development; and
capacity building; technology; energy storage; energy-smart
infrastructures; carbon capture and storage (CCS); bioenergy;
nuclear power; regulations and trade; venture capital; and
innovation on financial products for sustainable energy.

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