On June 9-11, 2001, International Student Energy Summit (ISES) was held in Vancouver, Canada. ISES is empowering the next generation of energy leaders that will support the global transition towards a sustainable energy future.
During the event, there was a session called The Global Student Voice on the Future of Energy. The ISES 2011 Student Assembly had created a master list of pressing energy problems faced globally – both within their home regions, and around the world and requested the public to vote on the ones that feel are the most urgent.
Comprised of members from around the globe, and inspired by the ISES 2011 theme of the “Evolving Energy Ecosystem,” the Student Assembly Team engaged stakeholders within their home regions to gain insight into a vision of a sustainable energy future. The Student Assembly aims to unravel the strands of competing interests of stakeholders, limitations of technology and other forces that prevent the transition to an ideal future. These seemingly “unsolvable” problems were presented to delegates and the public through the ISES blog to generate discussion and debate.