The Kyoto Protocol was signed in 1997, at the 3rd Conference of the Parties (COP 3) to the Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Kyoto, Japan.
Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) is to build perhaps the world's greenest city, which will be powered largely by photovoltaic panels and concentrated solar power, by 2015 with its partner and adviser, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The 6 km2 project, to be located near Abu Dhabi International Airport, is claimed to be the world's first zero-carbon, zero-waste and car-free city.
How did we arrive at a state of affairs in which the balance of supply and demand is so fragile that weather, not to mention individual acts of sabotage or local insurrection, could have a significant impact on world energy supplies and hence on world economic expansion? – Alan Greenspan, The Age of Turbulence.
Prospects for the market for 'mid-scale' CHP in Europe remain uncertain, despite some optimism that 2007 will see the re-start of growth in Europe's CHP capacity across the size range.
The potential for new cogeneration in Egypt is very good - the country needs new generating capacity to meet growing demand and the natural gas infrastructure is well developed.