March, 19th-20th, 2013
UNICAMP, FEM (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering)
This workshop aims to intensify the dialogue among high ranking energy scientists as well as energy practitioners from Brazil and Germany – in order to scrutinize the political, legal and economic background for the support of renewable energies and energy efficiency in both countries (as well as within the higher-ranking law of the European Union and, if existing, of the MERCOSUR/L).
- University of Campinas – UNICAMP: Post-graduate Programme on Energy Planning, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Interdisciplinary Center for Energy Studies
- Institute for Mining & Energy Law - Ruhr University of Bochum
The International Energy Initiative once again promotes the "Workshop Innovation to Establish the Photovoltaic Solar Energy Sector in Brazil (Inova FV)". It will be held on March 05 and 06, 2013, at Unicamp (city of Campinas, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil).
The goal of this event is to bring together experts and professionals from business, government and research institutions to monitor national progress, challenges and developments in the last year for the establishment of solar photovoltaics in Brazil.
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IEI-LA concluded in the end of 2012 the study "Copper contributions to fight climate change". Commissioned by PROCOBRE (Internacional Copper Association - ICA) this study resulted in a publicly available report published in three languages: Portuguese, English and Spanish.
Technological innovation of electric equipment and devices have produced significant improvement concerning energy-efficiency gain, which, on its turn, have an enormous potential for environmental gain in Greenhouse Gases (GHG) mitigation. These innovations are, in many cases, directly related to application of additional copper.
This study objective was to evaluate the contribution of using copper, and the consequent increase in energetic efficiency, to fight climate changes. The study intended to diagnose and account for the impacts of CO2, the main Greenhouse Gas (GHG), mitigation in selected Latin America countries, considering: a) the use of more efficient technologies into electrical equipment manufacturing, b) the use of solar water heaters, and c) electricity generation by renewable sources, as wind, biomass, small hydropower plants (SHP), and solar photovoltaic. Furthermore, an evaluation was developed for the potential impact of an improvement in losses' reduction of distribution transformers.Read more
8th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES2013) which is going to be held in Dubrovnik - Croatia from September 22-27, 2013. The details about the Conference (important dates, conference fee, accommodation, contact addresses, etc.) can be found on the web site:
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