"Should We Leapfrog the Grid?" - World Energy Technologies Summit, Paris, Feb 04
While Leapfrog the Grid is slightly off center focus as far as World Transport per se is concerned, the transport/energy interface is so very important -- and largely unfathomed when it comes to useful action -- that I risk taking your time with the attached. The event is a three day meeting in February being held here in Paris at UNESCO. The whole story is spelled out efficiently on the World Technology Network (WTN) site at http://www.wtn.net/new/registration/2004/energy/index.jsp.
If you have any questions, I can always try to answer them. A better source yet is surely the organizers, the president of the WTN being James Clark, whom you can reach at jpclark@....
With all good wishes,
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