IANAS Energy Program
John P. Millhone (USA)
Claudio Estrada (Mexico)
The Inter-American Network of Academies of Sciences (IANAS) Energy Project is a collaboration of the Science Academies of the Americas to apply advanced science and engineering to the sustainable energy programs in the western hemisphere. The collaboration focuses on six priorities: 1) energy for unserved populations, 2) renewable energy, 3) bioenergy, 4) energy ef ciency, 5) capacity building, and 6) information and education.
The Project was inspired by a 2007 report by the InterAcademy Council, Lighting the way; Toward a sustainable energy future. The goal of the Project is to apply the recommendations of this global report in the Americas. The Project was initiated at the IANAS Workshop on Energy convened Oct. 30-31, 2008, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The report of the Workshop is available at Report Buenos Aires, Argentina 2008
In describing the Academies role in addressing the energy problems, the report says: The Academies of Science do not possess all the expertise required to solve these large and complex problems; part of the necessary knowledge and skill resides in the private sector, part in government. The Academies therefore need to become the hubs of networks, assembling, collating and analyzing information, and making coherent and balanced policy recommendations. The Academies also need to strengthen their understanding of the policy process, and of the social, political and economic factors that can constrain the choices available to governments.
ENERGY PROGRAM BOOKS
ENERGY PROGRAM ACTIVITIES 2017
APRIL 24-26, 2017. TUCSON, ARIZONA
IANAS Energy Focal Points Meeting and Smart Villages Symposium
Hosted by the Arizona University College of Science and UNAM Tucson CEM