The 2nd Pacific Rim Energy & Sustainability Conference (PRESCO) 2013 will be held by the PRESDA Foundation in Hiroshima, Japan from August 27 – 29, 2013. The conference coincides with the 68th Hiroshima Peace Memorial and Remembrance Month. Special events and tours will be offered to participants.
About PRESCO 2013
Despite efforts since the late 1980’s by the global community, especially the United Nations, to take a proactive stance on the sustainability of energy resources, the stark reality is that global consumption of energy has not diminished. In fact, CO2 emissions from fossil fuels have increased nearly 30% since 2000, and roughly 85% of global energy now comes from fossil fuels. Moreover, recent spikes in world oil prices, as well as energy related crises such as the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and the nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi plant in Japan have focused attention on challenges with the existing energy landscape.
The 2013 Pacific Rim Energy & Sustainability Conference will be held in Hiroshima, Japan: the City of Peace. The three-day conference will provide an interdisciplinary platform for academics, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs, students, and professionals. Under the theme of Integrating the disciplines, the objectives of PRESCO 2013 are to exchange ideas, present research, debate issues facing sustainable energy as it intersects with the social, environmental, and economic aspects of the global sustainability paradigm.
We invite proposals to be submitted through our online system. Proposals should focus on the following areas:
- Sustainable Energy
- Sustainable Consumption
- Policy Needs
- Other (please specify)
The future of electricity generation in a post-Fukushima world: Are we on track to return to coal and oil with parallel CO2 emissions? What might the economics of power generation look like in the 5 – 10 year time frame? 50 years? Renewable energy? Safety? Conservation? Societal implications?
Oral presenters are not required to submit a full paper to be included in the conference proceedings. All submissions to the conference will undergo a blind review process. The proceedings will be published in electronic format only.