W Doha Hotel to host key energy forum
Doha, September 30, 2013
Top energy leaders and investors from across the globe will discuss current challenges and opportunities for the clean energy industry at a major forum in Qatar next month.
W Doha Hotel & Residences has partnered with The International Herald Tribune to host the fourth Global Energy Forum on October 9 and 10.
This is the first time the renowned forum will be held in Qatar and it provides an opportunity for attendees to address the key issues driving the renewable energy agenda, said a statement.
Discussion and debate will focus on how to successfully navigate through the challenges of the ‘new energy reality’ in which cheap gas reigns once again, the conventional channels of funding are in decline and policy support has become uncertain.
Speakers will also examine some of the opportunities that exist in emerging markets, in new partnership models and in an environment of rapidly-advancing technological development, it said.
The forum, being held under the patronage of Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, president of the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority, Qatar, will be participated by the following distinguished speakers:
• Yvo de Boer, special global advisor, Climate Change and Sustainability, KPMG;
• Ignacio Galán, chairman and CEO, Iberdrola;
• Dana Younger, chief renewable energy specialist, International Finance Corporation;
• Kandeh K Yumkella (US-G), special representative of the secretary-general and CEO, UN - Sustainable Energy for All; chairman, UN Energy;
• Ned Harvey, chief operating officer, Rocky Mountain Institute;
• Damien Scott, general manager, Williams Technology Centre;
• Sven Teske, Renewable Energy Director, Greenpeace; and
• Carol Browner, former director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy, senior counselor, Albright Stonebridge Group
Safak Guvenc, general manager of W Doha Hotel & Residences, said: “It is a privilege for W Doha Hotel & Residences to be working alongside The International Herald Tribune to raise awareness of the pressing global energy issues confronting us today. The forum reflects our policy in supporting Qatar’s objective of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by embracing solar technologies. We will continue to back such initiatives, to help create tomorrow’s clean energy future across the globe”. –TradeArabia News Service