Welcome to the website of the 34th edition of the International Energy Workshop (IEW), which was hosted by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) from the 3rd to 5th June 2015 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Convening some 200 modellers, energy scholars, researchers and policy makers, this was the first IEW to be held in the Middle East. In doing so, the IEW community seeks to strengthen its engagement in the MENA region and gain first-hand experience with the UAE’s economic and renewable energy industry developments.
This year’s IEW focuses on low carbon technologies, Gulf energy landscapes in the global economy and international climate policy, featuring speakers from IRENA, Harvard University, Imperial Colleague, Masdar Institute, King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy, Chatham House and the International Energy Agency, amongst others.
Over the three-day programme, nine keynote speakers covered the main themes in three plenary sessions. Roughly 100 papers were presented in parallel sessions focusing on a wide array of topics, including energy supply and price forecasts, energy savings and efficiency, renewable and innovative energy technologies, environmental and climate policy, and the intersection between energy analysis, economics, and the natural sciences.
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