2012 International Energy Workshop

The 31st edition of the International Energy Workshop (IEW) was held at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, on June 19–21, 2012.

About University of Cape Town
Founded in 1829, University of Cape Town (UCT) has a proud tradition of academic excellence and effecting social change and development through its pioneering scholarship, faculty and students. UTC has a vibrant, cosmopolitan community and it is a cultural melting pot where each person contributes their unique blend of knowledge and thinking. The mission of UCT is to aspire to become a premier academic meeting point between South Africa, the rest of Africa and the world.

IEW 2012 was focused on:
•    Climate change – mitigation and adaptation
•    Economics of low-carbon technologies
•    Energy access and poverty
•    Energy and economic growth in emerging economies
•    The role of renewable energy in developing and developed countries

Program Committee
The selection of submitted papers and long abstracts was directed and made by the IEW Program Committee, which included, among others, the IEW co-directors and the 2012 co-organisers:
•    Geoffrey Blanford, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
•    Massimo Tavoni, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)
•    Bob van der Zwaan, Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN)
•    Alison Hughes, University of Cape Town
•    Karen Donovan, University of Cape Town
•    Ajay Trikam, University of Cape Town

Further information
Further information about the workshop is available on The 2012 International Energy Workshop Website.

IEA-ETSAP meetings
Back to back with IEW 2012, the IEA-ETSAP meetings were held in Cape Town as follows: from Wednesday to Friday, June13-15, the VEDA-TIMES training; on Monday 18th, the ETSAP-TIAM model meeting; on Friday 22nd, the regular ETSAP workshop; on Saturday 23rd, the ExCo meeting. More details are at www.iea-etsap.org.