ministers from the 21 nations whose combined national income comprises
80% of the global economy met this week for two days in Washington, DC,
USA to find common ground in addressing energy concerns. During the
conference, 11 eco-initiatives were agreed, including one to improve
energy-efficiency of home appliances, with collaboration among the
United States, Japan, South Korea, India and European nations. Meeting
participants also agreed to share information on electric vehicle
technology as well as the design of smart grids to improve management of
regional power consumption.
A follow-up meeting is scheduled
for early 2011 and will be hosted by the United Arab Emirates. US Energy
Secretary Steven Chu, who led this year’s conference, stated, “What
we've seen here is that working together, we can accomplish more,
faster, than working alone.”
Our accolades, Your Excellencies and participating countries, for your shared commitment to a green future.
May your noble measures be joined by fellow citizens worldwide to preserve our Earth and all her inhabitants. http://www.france24.com/en/20100721-nations-pledge-clean-energy-amid-treaty-stalemate-0 http://www.nytimes.com/gwire/010/07/20/20greenwire-energy-ministers-endorse-clean-tech-measures-b-89532.html