• The fifth edition of World Future Energy Summit began in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi today. UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon declared the three-day summit open. In his inaugural address, he called upon the global community to look for and adopt energy solutions which are viable and sustainable in the long run.
  • He expressed concern at the fast depleting conventional energy sources and called upon the people to harness the alternative sources like solar, wind, small hydro energy etc.
  • The four-day summit has brought together more than 60 top leaders from 50 countries to discuss global issues related to energy policies and the challenges. More than 26,000 participants, including 3000 delegates, 650 exhibiting companies and 20 national pavilions, are participating in the event.
  • The Indian delegation is led by Union Minister for Renewable Energy Dr. Farooq Abdullah. The theme of this year’s World Future Energy Summit is Sustainable Energy for All. Dr. Farooq Abdullah will address the Ministerial Panel on Sustainable Energy for All. He will also inaugurate the India Pavillion put up by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) at the venue---the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
  • Leading Indian firms in the Renewable Energy Sector will showcase their innovations during the summit here. A project village has been set up to display select projects in renewable energy and energy efficiency from India, West Asia, Africa and other countries.