International Sustainable Energy Organization ISEO
The ten years since the Rio Summit for the transition to clean, sustainable energy showed clearly that the energy problem of the new Millennium could not be solved fast enough, neither by the private sector, nor by the many NGOs, nor by the scattered energy research and UN energy activities.
The enormous energy task of the 21st Century can be seen in the graph on the left, where the top black line represents a conservative estimate of the future world-wide energy demand over the next 50 years, with all conceivable energy efficiency measures already discounted.
There is no doubt - even among the fossil fuel producers - about the red bottom depletion curve, with the minimal effect of the Kyoto Protocol, resulting in only a few percent CO2 decrease, i.e. fossil fuel reduction, if this treaty is really enforced in the first ten years.
Politicians and energy planners are invited to fully understand the resultant green middle curve, representing the needed renewable energy supply with a minimum average annual growth rate of 5 % over the next 50 years on the basis of an estimated 20 % renewables share in the year 2000.
5 % annual renewable energy growth means an initial increase of 1 PWh rising to 12 PWh in 2049 or initially 1'000'000'000'000 more kWh annually in the form of electricity, heat and clean fuels from sustainable sources, necessitating some 500 to 1000 GW mixed extra power capacity per year, with an average annual productivity of 1000 to 2000 hours, needing Billions of $ investment into the solar, hydro, geo, wind and bio energy mix per year, if the present standard of living and world-wide development of the comforts, mobility and IT intelligence of modernized life shall be maintained.
The important Tasks of ISEO and its Principles of Operation
In order to fulfill its task efficiently and speedily, ISEO will assist the responsible officials for the establishment of complete energy statistics and develop an effective energy costing & forecasting methodology, aimed at faster implementation of hydro power, wind power, biomass (solid, liquid, gaseous, energy from waste), geothermal (heat and power), solar (PV, heat, drying, solar architecture, solar air con, solar pumping, sterling systems), ocean Power (OTEC, waves, tidal), clean fuel production, storage and applications (stationary and mobile), heat pumps, co-generation, muscle energy (animal, human, cycling, walking), sustainable transport and agriculture (road, off-road, rail, water, air), combined with efficiency measures (insulation, lighting, vehicles, car pooling, economic drives etc.), education, human behavior and awareness creation.
An investment task force coordinates the financing of local and regional projects by enhancing capital sourcing from all possible investors and lenders like the World Bank Group, GEF and other Funds, Private Sector Banks, Foundations, Donors, Government Subsidies and other Financial Mechanisms.