April 2010 China surpassed the US as the world’s fastest-growing wind energy market.
Canada is the largest supplier of oil to the US and the Alberta Oil Sands make up approximately 3% of Canada’s GDP.
In January 2010 the US Department of Energy announced a 44 million dollar investment in algae-based biofuels.
Interested in how these facts relate to one another? Get involved with the International Student Energy Summit and be part of an event that will bring 500 students from 30 countries around the world to discuss the transition to a sustainable energy future. The first ISES was hosted by the University of Calgary in 2009 and featured Vicente Fox (the former President of Mexico) as well as Alex Steffen (founder and executive editor of Worldchanging.com). Vancouver has been chosen as host city for 2011 and will be a tremendous opportunity to bring students from around the world to UBC.
ISES is seeking driven, passionate individuals to join its organizing team to organize the 2011 summit. Positions in marketing, program development, hospitality and sponsorship are available (see job descriptions below) – please visit www.studentenergy.org/hiring for a full list (or see attached pdf file). The deadline for applications is Tuesday September 21st at 5:00pm, any questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Best of luck and get ready to fuel the future of energy!