Europe and Central Asia 2011 - The New Energy Architecture

The New Energy Architecture


The tragic events in Japan question nuclear power as a safe, clean source of energy. Along with this, the turmoil in North Africa and the Middle East is accelerating the rise of oil prices. What new technologies and policy initiatives will accelerate transition to a low-carbon future and shape the new energy architecture for the region?

The following dimensions will be addressed:
- Renewable energy supply
- Smart grids
- Return on investment

  • Atul Arya, Senior Vice-President, Research and Analysis, IHS, USA; Global Agenda Council on Climate Change
  • Yurii Boiko, Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine
  • Lady Barbara Judge, Chairman Emeritus, United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, United Kingdom
  • Andreas Nauen, Chief Executive Officer, REpower Systems, Germany
  • Kandeh Yumkella, Director-General, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Vienna; Global Agenda Council on Climate Change


Chaired by
Armen Sarkissian, President and Founder, Eurasia House International, United Kingdom; Global Agenda Council on Energy Security