Lighting the Way: Toward a Sustainable Energy Future

  • AuthorInterAcademies Council
  • Release Date1 October 2007
  • Copyright2007
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The Study Panel is grateful to the participants in the seven consultative workshops held during the course of this project. These workshop participants provided valuable insights that enabled the identification of the major strategic challenges and opportunities, which effectively helped the Study Panel in guiding its deliberations and in drafting this report.

The workshop participants include:

    Durban Workshop. Robert Baeta, Douglas Banks, Abdelfattah Barhdadi, Osman Benchikh, MosadElmissiry, Joseph Essandoh-Yeddu, Moses Haimbodi, Manfred Hellberg, I.P. Jain, Dirk Knoesen, Isaias C. Macedo, Cédric Philibert, Youba Sokona,Samir Succar, Annick Suzor-Weiner, and Brian Williams;Beijing Workshop. Paul Alivisatos, Bojie Fu, E. Michael Campbell, Chongyu Sun, Charles Christopher, Dadi Zhou, Fuqiang Yang, Hao Wen, Hin Mu, Hu Min, Kazunari Domen, Kebin He,Luguang Yan, Shuanshi Fan, Jack Siegel, Peng Chen, Qingshan Zhu, Xiu Yang, Xudong Yang, Wei Qin, Wenzhi Zhao, Yi Jiang, Yu Joe Huang, Zheng Li, Zhenyu Liu, and Zhihong Xu;

    Berkeley Workshop. Paul Alivisatos, E. Michael Campbell, Mildred Dresselhaus, Kazunari Domen, Jeffrey Greenblatt, Adam Heller, Robert Hill, Martin Hoffert, Marcelo Janssen, Jay Keasling, Richard Klausner, Banwari Larl, Nathan S. Lewis, Jane Long, Stephen Long, Amory Lovins, Thomas A. Moore, Daniel Nocera, Melvin Simon, Christopher Somerville, John Turner, Craig Venter, and Zhongxian Zhao
    Rio de Janeiro Workshop. Alfesio L. Braga, Kamala Ernest, André Faaij, Patrícia Guardabassi, Afonso Henriques, Gilberto Jannuzzi, Henry Josephy, Jr., Eric D. Larson, Lee Lynd, José R. Moreira, Marcelo Poppe, Fernando Reinach, Paulo Saldiva, Alfred Szwarc, Suani Coelho Teixeira, Boris Utria, Arnaldo Walter, and Brian Williams;
    New Delhi Workshop. Alok Adholeya, Shoibal Chakravarty, P. Chellapandi, Ananth Chikkatur,K. L.Chopra, S.P.Gon Choudhury, Piyali Das, Sunil Dhingra, I. V. Dulera, H. P. Garg, A. N. Goswami, H. B. Goyal, R.B. Grover, A. C. Jain, S. P. Kale, Ashok Khosla, L. S. Kothari, Sameer Maithel, Dinesh Mohan, J. Nanda, C. S. R. Prasad, S. Z. Qasim, Baldev Raj, Baldev Raj, Surya P. Sethi, M. P. Sharma, R. P. Sharma, R. R. Sonde, S. Sriramachari, G. P. Talwar, A. R. Verma, R. Vijayashree, and Amit Walia;
    Paris Workshop. Edouard Brézin, Bernard Bigot, Leonid A. Bolshov, Alain Bucaille, Ayse Erzan,Harold A. Feiveson, Sergei Filippov, Karsten Neuhoff, Lars Nilsson, Martin Patel, Peter Pearson, Jim Platts, Mark Radka, Hans-Holger Rogner, Oliver Schaefer, and Bent Sorensen; and the
    Tokyo Workshop. Akira Fujishima, Hiromichi Fukui, Hideomi Koinuma, Kiyoshi Kurokawa,Takehiko Mikami, Chikashi Nishimura, Zempachi Ogumi, Ken-ichiro Ota, G. R. Narasimha Rao, and Ayao Tsuge, and Harumi Yokokawa.

The Study Panel is also grateful to the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the French Academy of Sciences, the Indian National Science Academy, and the Science Council of Japan for their contributions in hosting the regional IAC energy workshops.

The Study Panel appreciates the contribution of authors who prepared background papers that, together with the consultative workshops, provided the essential building blocks for the report. Those involved were John Ahearne, Robert U. Ayres, Isaias de Carvalho Macedo, Vibha Dhawan, J. B. Greenblatt, Jiang Yi, Liu Zhen Yu, Amory B. Lovins, Cedric Philibert, K. Ramanathan, Jack Siegel, Xu Zhihong, Qingshan Zhu, and Roberto Zilles.

The Study Panel is most grateful for the extraordinary contributions of Jos van Renswoude, Study Director, for organizing the entire study panel process, and along with Dilip Ahuja, Consultant, and Marika Tatsutani, Writer/Editor, for the successful completion of the report writing process.

The InterAcademy Council (IAC) Secretariat and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) in Amsterdam, where IAC is headquartered, provided guidance and support for this study. In this regard, special mention is made of the assistance provided by John P. Campbell, IAC Executive Director; Albert W. Koers, IAC General Counsel; Stéphanie Jacometti, Communications Coordinator; and Margreet Haverkamp, Shu-Hui Tan, Floor van den Born, Ruud de Jong, and Henrietta Beers of the IAC Secretariat. Ellen Bouma, Publication Designer, and Sheldon I. Lippman, Editorial Consultant, prepared the final manuscript for publication.

The Study Panel gratefully acknowledges the leadership exhibited by the Government of China, the Government of Brazil, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Energy Foundation, the German Research Foundation (DFG), and the United Nations Foundation, which provided the financial support for the conduct of the study and the printing and distribution of this report.

Last but by no means least, the Study Panel thanks the InterAcademy Council Board and especially Bruce Alberts and Lu Yongxiang, IAC Co-Chairs, for providing the opportunity to undertake this important study.

 

Document Date: October 1, 2007
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