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Plugged into global energy

26/08/2013 - Industry insights

Plugged into global energy

New Zealand may be geographically isolated, but at Z we think it’s really important to stay tuned into global energy trends and development, and for New Zealand’s voice to be heard at a global level.

This year, one of the world’s most important energy events, the World Energy Congress, takes place in Daegu, South Korea from 13 – 17 October. The World Energy Council, who hosts the Congress, aims to promote “the sustainable supply and use of energy for the greatest benefit of all people”. In seeking to do this, some of the difficult conversations that need to be had are around balancing the need for affordable energy with security of supply and environmental impact.

The theme of the conference this year is “Securing tomorrow’s energy today”, with a range of speakers from Ministers and major oil companies through to organisations promoting environmentally sustainable energy.

One of the Z team, Sheena Thomas, will be heading to the Congress as part of a programme designed for future energy leaders. She will be part of the Alternate Transport Fuels working group, and we look forward to sharing her insights from the Congress with you in November’s Energy Drop.

In the meantime, if you would like to have some input into the Alternate Transport Fuels working group discussion, you can take part in a quick alternate transport fuels survey and/or email any thoughts to sheena.thomas@z.co.nz before 10 October.

More information on the World Energy Congress, including how to register, can be found at www.worldenergy.org.


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