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ERIC Number: ED194418
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The United Nations and Energy Management. Conference on the United Nations of the Next Decade (15th, Woodstock, Vermont, June 15-20, 1980).
Stanley Foundation, Muscatine, IA.
The conference described in this report convened to provide a forum for exchanging ideas and opinions on the role of the United Nations in global energy management. The conference was one in a series of international meetings (14 have been held to date) to consider how to increase the effectiveness of the United Nations during the 1980s. The objective of the report was to stimulate study, research, and education with respect to the role of the United Nations in achieving international peace and prosperity. Participants included diplomats, scholars, and energy experts from 17 nations. Conference deliberations focused on petroleum resources, price, and supply; electrical power generation; new and renewable sources of energy; conservation; national energy planning; and the role of the United Nations with regard to energy management. While there were differences in how participants viewed the nature and seriousness of the energy situation, there was broad consensus on many issues including that the era of cheap energy has ended, people must make a transition from petroleum to renewable energy sources, energy conservation is essential, major capital investment is essential to deal with the energy problem and to develop energy sources, and the role of the UN system should be to assist national governments and private sector organizations in planning for and implementing solutions to the energy problem. (DB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Stanley Foundation, Muscatine, IA.
Identifiers: United Nations