Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Planning Workshop for an Initiative on Renewable Energy and Climate Science for the Americas: Metrology and Technology Challenges.
renewable energy and climate change related policies around the globe will
require access to accurate, internationally recognized measurements and
standards. These will be critical for
both policy-making purposes as well as evaluating the impact of mitigation
efforts. Such capabilities will be
equally important for assessing the impact of energy and climate change
policies on the economic development of each country. National Metrology Institutes (NMI) in each
country need to be aware of the measurement and standards capabilities
necessary for implementation of such policies, and must be able to ensure the
quality and international acceptance of data on Air Quality and Greenhouse Gas
(GHG) measurements and characterization of renewable energy sources.
In the Americas,
the Inter-American System of Metrology (SIM) has undertaken a major effort to
strengthen the measurement and standards infrastructure in the hemisphere. This
initiative will build on that effort by establishing a new focus to develop a
robust infrastructure for renewable energy and climate science in each country;
this effort would directly support the activities planned within Energy and
Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA).
ECPA established seven principles as its pillars including energy
efficiency, renewable energy, cleaner and more efficient use of fossil fuels,
energy infrastructure, etc. This
initiative clearly addresses many of the ECPA pillars, and will facilitate the
implementation of technologies and promote economic development in the region.
The objectives of the
Planning Workshop at CENAM are to:
1. Identify technology and metrology areas
where training and sharing of best practices would be most beneficial for
countries of the Americas;
2. Start planning of workshops to improve
local and regional measurement and standards infrastructure for renewable
energy and climate science;
3. Explore ways to promote regional and
international partnerships to share approaches and best practices for expanded
utilization of renewable energy, measurement of air quality, GHGs and other
pollutants, and efficient energy use and distribution systems; and
4. Develop an initial Action Plan for the Americas.
Organized by NIST, OAS and CENAM
Where: CENAM, Queretaro, Mexico
When: October 8-9, 2013
See event agenda, here.
Tuesday, 17 September, 2013