About Abu Dhabi International Renewable Energy Conference (ADIREC)
IREC is a high-level political conference series dedicated exclusively to renewable energy and hosted by alternate Governments every two years and convened by REN21. IREC is for government, private sector and civil society leaders to jointly address the goal of advancing renewable energy and has provided the impulse for several momentous initiatives over the past decade. Next year’s IREC in Abu Dhabi (ADIREC) will continue to build upon the successes and outcomes of the previous conferences held in Delhi in 2010, Washington in 2008, Beijing in 2005 and Bonn in 2004.
Dedicated exclusively to the renewable energy sector, IREC is a high-level political conference series convened by REN 21. IREC acts as a common platform for government, private sector and civil society leaders to jointly address the goal of advancing renewable energy. In 2013, IREC will be held in Abu Dhabi, and will join forces with the UAE platform, the World Future Energy Summit.
ADIREC Key Messages and Takeaways
ADIREC 2013 will focus on renewable energy policy evolution and innovation in economically challenging times and the global renewable energy outlook on the credible future energy options. IREC is a very important and prestigious conference for the future of the renewable energy sector, and attendees at ADIREC 2013 can look forward to a number of key messages arising from these high-level discussions:
- What have been the recent global trends for each of the three goals of Sustainable Energy for All? What are the challenges and opportunities in the reaching goals?
- Which policies are needed to ensure a smooth transition towards the technical integration of large shares of renewables into energy systems (e.g. grid/infrastructure requirements, storage, demand side flexibility etc.)?
- How can policy design capture macro-economic benefits of renewable energy?
- What new Renewable Energy support policies have developed recently? How to overcome challenges of existing support mechanisms?
- How is the water-energy nexus perspective best integrated into domestic policies? What can be learnt from existing initiatives with regards to best practice, common barriers?
- What are the latest Renewable Energy policy developments, best practices and investment opportunities in the GCC, MENA region?
- What inter-governmental opportunities are there in manufacturing, infrastructure sharing and knowledge sharing?
- What is the global renewable energy outlook in view of existing economic instability and therange of credible possibilities for renewable energy in the long-term?
- Energy system transformation and integration, looking at new actors and structures on the energy market
- What new financing mechanisms are being put in place to support renewable energy projects during the global economic crisis?
- What is the role of multi-lateral and national development banks in filling the gap in private sector investment in the wake of the economic crisis and slowed commercial lending?
- How are utilities responding to integrating renewable energy in their conventional energy mix?